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Dr Robyn Holgate, Chief Medical Officer of ER24 Global Assist in South Africa, explains what it takes to guarantee patient safety in aeromedical transfers, and asks if there is more still to be done
 

When Mikko Dahlman, a HEMS helicopter pilot and founder and board member of Coptersafety, surveyed the effects of pilot error in helicopter crashes, he wanted to lay the foundation for change

Jonathan Godfrey was the sole survivor of an air medical helicopter crash in 2005. He wrote to AirMed&Rescue about his experience and what he’s learned from it
 

Dr Adrian Hyzler sets out the justifications for mental health repatriation

Surf-based rescue scenarios challenge pilots, winchmen and rescue swimmers to safely retrieve victims from extremely treacherous conditions. James Paul Wallis examines best practices and talks to the experts to find out the latest extraction techniques.

Chris Sharpe, a safety and survival expert and aircrewman for HeliSOS in Guatemala, believes that having the right tools can be the difference between life and death for air crew following an aircraft accident.

Dr Simon Forrington discusses best practices in the aeromedical retrieval and transfer of head-injured patients

Where and how helicopters are being used as air ambulances is shifting, and in an increasingly urban environment, new designs and stricter safety protocols are changing the helipad game

The US Federal Aviation Administration does not mandate the use of helmets for crew in civilian air ambulances. However, thankfully most crewmembers do use them despite this – but are they choosing the right helmet?

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

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