The isolation pod known as the EpiShuttle has finally reached France for evaluation from professional caretakers and medical transport.
France is still coping with a large amount of corona patients and high rates of critical cases.
The EpiShuttle is now in service in The Royal Air Force in Scotland, The Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Royal Danish Air Force and the German Air Ambulance DRF.
The development of EpiShuttle started five years ago in Norway. Doctors and engineers have been involved in the whole process.
Facts about medical transfers of Covid-19 patients:
- Wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE), causes fatigue and should not be performed for more than two hours.
- Long distance evacuation of contagious patients requires several crews to rotate on performing necessary healthcare.
- The EpiShuttle allows crew to operate without wearing full personal protective equipment and without the need for a full disinfection of the ambulance or aircraft.