For flight medics, sadly, treating gunshot and stabbing victims is becoming ever more common.

What happens when a patient becomes violent, combative, and could potentially become a danger to themselves and/or to the flight crew?

As Irish Community Rapid Response prepares to launch the Republic of Ireland’s first community-funded helicopter air ambulance service, James Paul Wallis examines calls for a doctor to fly on every mission.

Tony Mallett reports on the operations of helicopter emergency medical services in Finland



Trials in Australia could be signalling the way ahead for a new role for remotely piloted aircraft in the air medical sphere, as James Paul Wallis reports


Eileen Frazer, Executive Director of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System (CAMTS), reports on the latest changes to the accreditation body’s requirements

Claudia Schmiedhuber, founder and CEO of Alpine Health Consulting, and Interim Managing Director and Business Development Manager of the European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI), spoke to AirMed&Rescue Magazine about current challenges for the air ambulance sector, and how technology is both a challenge and a boon


Helen Ballantyne, Critical Care and Flight Nursing Forum Committee Member, reports on the Royal College of Nursing Flight Nursing Workshop, which was held in London on 6 October


An update on what’s going on in the fast-paced world of aviation communications and technology.

The interior of an air ambulance has to be meticulously designed to incorporate the right equipment, and ensure that this equipment is to hand when the medical crew needs it.