In the October issue of AirMed&Rescue we reflect on what we can learn from the past. How has the industry evolved and what can we learn to help face future challenges?
Jennifer Ferrero explores how the urban aerial firefighting and search and rescue landscapes were irreversibly changed by the terror attack in New York in 2001.
“This is not just about machines – this is about developing a ‘Stroke Ecosystem’.” Ground-breaking new airborne lightweight CT scanners are under development by the Australian Stroke Alliance team. We explore the idea of diagnosis and treatment via aeromedical retrieval. Aeromedical pediatric transfer has considerable considerations also, detailed in this issue by both our case study from Dan Abbott of Gama Aviation, and our chat with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital LifeFlight Critical Care Transport.
Ready for Dispatch? In the final part of the series, Kate McLaughlin considered how algorithms have refined the dispatch process, and looked at what challenges SAR dispatch teams face when sending help. The HEMS and helicopter rescue sectors are increasingly well equipped with night vision imaging systems. Lauren Haigh spoke to pilots, manufacturers and an engineering manager who provided illuminating insights on all aspects of this life-saving innovation.
“What this summer’s fires across Europe seem to be suggesting is that the geographical risk from wildfires across Europe might be fundamentally changing.” With Europe experiencing destruction to land, and disruption to life, AirMed&Rescue considers if Europe was ready for its own Black Summer?
Anna Van Der Werf shared the highs and lows of her career as a Flight Nurse with the Royal Flying Doctors Service. “The thing I will miss the most is being part of that unique team that helps the wonderful people of remote Australia to get the best outcomes.”
The US Helicopter Safety team update us with their latest endeavors, the Rescue Swimmers’ Association announce dates for their 2022 meet, and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) provide us with an update about the proposed amendment to current mountain HEMS regulations.