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Global Air Ambulance Market 2020 with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Analysis

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Market Data Analytics has published the latest report on the global Air Ambulance market. This report includes complete details about the Air Ambulance market. Read more…

DRF Luftrettung releases findings on released droplets in rescue helicopters

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German rescue service DRF Lufrettung has presented findings from a field test investigating the potential risk from released droplets by infectious patients for helicopter crews.…

Covid-19 pandemic triggers intensive care helicopter transports in the Netherlands

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At Volkel Air Force Base, we met Dr Geert-Jan van Geffen, anesthetist, trauma physician and Radboud UMC medical helicopter co-ordinator. Normally, he works onboard Lifeliner…

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2

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Researchers discuss whether aerosols from SARS-CoV-2 should be taken more into consideration, and that Covid-19 is not just transmitted by droplets.

EHA joins the European aviation in calls for green recovery support from COVID-19

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Cologne, 24 June 2020 – With the gradual restarting of passenger air transport in the coming weeks, leaders from over a dozen air transport associations…

Remdesivir: First Covid-19 treatment recommended for EU authorisation

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EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation to Veklury (remdesivir) for the treatment of COVID-19 in adults and adolescents from…

Antibody levels in recovered COVID-19 patients decline quickly

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Levels of an antibody found in recovered COVID-19 patients fell sharply in 2-3 months after infection for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, according to a…

Seroconversion in household members of COVID-19 outpatients – one in three got infected

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A study from Bergen shows higher household secondary attack rate of Covid-19 than a Chinese study.

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

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A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus.

A plea for avoiding systematic intubation in severely hypoxemic patients with COVID-19-associated respiratory failure

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In early February 2020, Yang et al. reported an alarming high mortality rate in patients with COVID-19-associated acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilatory support. Such…

COVID-19 Webinar Reminder: Pathway to Resume ERC Courses

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Have you registered for our COVID-19 webinars yet? Tonight, our panelists take a look at the key changes in the COVID-19 Guidelines for Basic Life…

COVID-19 in Kids – It’s Not a Small Problem

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EMS professionals must be aware that COVID-19 does occur in children, perhaps more than is recognized. Read the article in JEMS here.

Video interview: COVID-19 update from the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) in Glasgow.

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EMRS in Glasgow is cooperating with Search and rescue, and military aviation in the retrieval of confirmed or suspected Covid-patients that has to be moved…

Greece Prepares Covid-19 Island Plan as it Opens to Tourism

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Greece’s emergency strategy, including air ambulance services, testing and health infrastructure on the islands to address possible Covid-19 cases will be presented on Thursday, Health Minister Vassilis…

Melksham businessman saves lives at night

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Melksham businessman is being thanked for his vital work during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the entire "happy story" in the Gazette & Herald here.

Flying doctors in Africa mobilise for Covid-19 medevacs

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Air ambulance services operating on the African continent are seeing an uptick in medevacs linked to Covid-19 and are adjusting to a number of difficulties…

Thames Valley Air Ambulance receives funding from Lions Clubs

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Air ambulance charities have been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic and TVAA recently launched a urgent campaign to help fund its vital service through turbulent…

Impact of COVID-19 on air ambulance market 2020 analysis by geographical regions, type and application till 2027 with top key players: Air Methods, Air Medical Group Holdings, PHI, Metro Aviation, Rega

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Air Ambulance Market 2020-2029: Industrial Forecast on Air Ambulance Market : A new research report titled, ‘Global Air Ambulance Market Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2029’ have been…

The Lancet expresses concern about the hydroxychloroquine – chloroquine study

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Important scientific questions have been raised about data reported in the paper by Mandeep Mehra et al—Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for…

EGNOS key for emergency and medical operations in EU COVID-19 response

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The European Space Programmes are playing a key role in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and in particular in supporting emergency and medical operations in all…

Silent Hypoxia

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They don’t struggle to breathe—but COVID-19 is starving them of oxygen. One alarming symptom robs many patients of blood oxygen well before they notice. Doctors…

COVID-19 Screening / PPE Use

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" It seems like every time we get to a good spot, we find a new challenge.  This time around it is not virus related. …

Covid-19 and an outline of support tools and guidelines

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Ten people, from seven different high-volume helicopter medical emergency services (HEMS) from five different countries collaborated to make an article about Covid-19; support tools and…

Reduction of secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in households by face mask use, disinfection and social distancing: a cohort study in Beijing, China

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Transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) within families and close contacts accounts for the majority of epidemic growth.

Reflections during these times of the coronavirus

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May/June 2020 Forum The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), representing the critical care transport industry – both air and ground – encompasses vast resources…

First EpiShuttle has landed in France

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The isolation pod known as the EpiShuttle has finally reached France for evaluation from professional caretakers and medical transport.

Join the International Perspectives in COVID-19 Emergency Department Response Free Webinar

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Emergency Department leaders from Boston, New York, Italy, and Denmark will discuss their experiences managing the COVID-19 crisis. Speakers will discuss successes, challenges, and lessons…

Flying high to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

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In Manitoba, STARS Air Ambulance has been providing specialized emergency medical care and air transport for critically ill and injured patients since 2011. In that…

Turkey evacuates 4 COVID-19 patients from Bangladesh

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Expat and her family brought home for better treatment and care, says Turkish ambassador. See photos and read the story here.

London’s Air Ambulance COVID-19 update

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Further to the announcements about Covid-19 and the impact that Government guidelines will have on daily life, we want to reassure supporters that London's Air…

Decision support tool and suggestions for the development of guidelines for the helicopter transport of patients with COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge to critical care retrieval systems, which often depend on small teams of specialists who live and work together closely.

AMREF Flying Doctors acquires isolation chambers for Covid-19 patients

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Kenyan air ambulance organization AMREF Flying Doctors has acquired two portable isolation chambers for the transport of Covid-19 patients. More about this here.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance to treat Covid-19 patients

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UK-based Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is now prepared to treat and convey Covid-19 patients by air, following new guidance issued by Public Health England…

The Lancet: Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis

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A study published in the Lancet May 22, shows increased mortality for patients that got these drugs, compared to the control group.

Hello Germany! Video interview from the south of Germany

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They have experienced the Covid outbreak in Germany, and have also helped evacuating patients from the north of Italy.

Update from the Netherlands

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Video interview with Dr. Ellen Weelink, HEMS physician and Medical Director of the Groningen HEMS base, one of four bases in the Netherlands.

A multinational, multicentre study on the psychological outcomes and associated physical symptoms amongst healthcare workers during COVID-19 outbreak

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Chew et al investigated the association between psychological outcomes and physical symptoms among healthcare workers. Published in Brain, Behaviour and Immunity.

Fixed-wing air ambulance service market 2020 statistics report with COVID-19 effects on industry by 2026

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The global Fixed-wing Air Ambulance Service market has been garnering remarkable momentum in the recent years. The steadily escalating demand due to improving purchasing power is projected…

Air ambulance launches emergency appeal to protect crew from Covid-19

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East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is still flying and saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the cost of keeping its crews safe has been…

Coronavirus: Artistic Emergency Medical Technician raising funds for Northern Ireland Air Ambulance

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A kindhearted Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) from Templepatrick is supporting her colleagues in the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance charity through sales of a painting of…

An outbreak of severe Kawasaki-like disease at the Italian epicentre of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic

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The Bergamo province, which is extensively affected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic, is a natural observatory of virus manifestations in…

Pilot Protection a Priority During COVID-19 Air Ambulance Operations

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Helicopter emergency medical service and air ambulance operators face new challenges while flying during the COVID-19 crisis. Although cleaning and disinfection is second nature to…

Babcock tech boosts UK air ambulance fight against Covid-19

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Babcock emergency response teams on the front lines in Spain and Italy are helping UK air ambulances develop new ways of boosting safety and on-board…

Devon’s vital Air Ambulance takes to the skies again

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Devon Air Ambulance has resumed air operations after the successful introduction of several innovative new aviation solutions, which means it can now provide greater protection…

Air ambulance workers staying busy during Coronavirus fight

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The fight against the Coronavirus is keeping registered nurses like Jake Davis in Omaha, Nebraska, on their toes. Click here to read the full story.

Loganair converts second plane into air ambulance for island Covid-19 patients

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LOGANAIR has reconfigured one of its Saab 340 planes to allow it to act as an air ambulance for transporting Covid-19 patients from Scotland’s islands.…

Air ambulance services stress role of transport during COVID-19 crisis

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Air ambulance services are playing a critical role in far-flung rural areas of Colorado during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but operators are increasingly concerned about…

Air ambulance to lose more than £2 million due to coronavirus lockdown

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The life-saving air ambulance service is facing a shortfall of more than £2 million in funding due to the coronavirus lockdown. Read the story in Leicestershire…

Turkish national brought to homeland via air ambulance

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Ankara responds to call on social media from Mehmet Hanefi Aydin's children to bring back the 55-year-old who was not provided coronavirus treatment in Sudan.…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance adapt operations to help COVID-19 patients

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance will be doing even more to support the NHS by providing critical care staff to assist in moving COVID-19 patients between hospitals…

Impact of corona on air ambulance market: key manufactures and business overview till 2025

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The report attempts to offer high-quality and accurate analysis of the global Air Ambulance Market, keeping in view market forecasts, competitive intelligence, and technological risks and…

Air Ambulance Crews Adjust To Covid-19 Operating Conditions

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Flying in masks and gloves, as well as distancing from cabin crew, is the new normal for emergency medical helicopter pilots. In a virtual town hall organized by…

Adapting to survive: The air ambulance industry responds to Covid-19

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How is the Covid-19 pandemic affecting air ambulance operations? For many operators, there has never been a busier time, but for others, meeting their fixed…

COVID-19 Impact Affects Air Ambulance Services Market Globally in 2020

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Air ambulance service is a medically well-equipped and innovative facility supported by government agencies, hospitals, and independent service providers to provide transport services via air…

In the fight to treat coronavirus, your lungs are a battlefield

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Ventilators have become the single most important piece of medical equipment for critically ill coronavirus patients whose damaged lungs prevent them from getting enough oxygen…

Coronavirus in India: a flower shower on hospitals to thank medical staff

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India is loosing its anti-coronavirus measures in the orange and green areas of the country. There still are many doubts about the number of infections.…

London’s Air Ambulance: Prince William allows the helicopters to land in Kensington Palace to refuel

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As the coronavirus continues its race in the UK, EMS has to consider other cases of emergency, too. Especially for critical care, the air ambulance…

Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19

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Traditional infection-control and public health strategies rely heavily on early detection of disease to contain spread, Monica Gandhi et al writes in New England Journal…

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Webinar: COVID 19: Helicopter transport – challenges & experience

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The purpose of this webinar will be to provide for the first time a common forum for key stakeholders to come together and share experience…

Video interview from Queensland – the north-eastern territory of Australia

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Interview with Per Bredmose, RACQ Lifeflight Rescue Critical Care Doctor with LifeFlight in Queensland, Australia, on preparing and training for the corona virus crisis Interview…

Keeping clean: Experiences of roadside logistics from a UK air ambulance

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Case-type: Personal protective equipment / clinical logistics Author: Stian Mohrsen, HEMS Paramedic (University Hospital Southampton / Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance)Peer reviewed. Abstract…

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity boss: ‘Generosity of supporters needed more than ever’

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity faces running costs of £9 million a year, but with its charity shops temporarily closed and a string of fundraising events…

By air and ground, Turkey’s free-of-charge ambulances offer aid against COVID-19

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Turkey’s army of health care staff fight tirelessly against the COVID-19 pandemic. Air, ground and sea ambulances are this army’s key assets for a fast…

India’s air ambulances come of age amid the Covid-19 lockdown

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In the face of all odds, air ambulances have been providing stellar services in India through the weeks-long Covid-19 lockdown in the country. Read more…

Marathon effort to help keep The Air Ambulance service flying

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MEDICS worked up a sweat during the 2.6 Challenge to raise £2,800 for The Air Ambulance. You may read the entire "profitable story" here.

Babcock technology boosts UK air ambulance fight against Covid-19

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Babcock emergency response teams on the front lines in Spain and Italy are helping UK air ambulances develop new ways of boosting safety and on-board…

Coronavirus: Air ambulances rule NZ’s empty skies while Covid-19 grounds private jets

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The big planes that usually rule New Zealand's skies have all but disappeared during the coronavirus lockdown, but there are still some smaller dots moving about…

Interview with Dr. Daniel Löfving, Medical Director of the HEMS Uppsala, Sweden.

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Interview with Dr. Daniel Löfving, Medical Director of the HEMS Uppsala, Sweden. In a series of interviews, medical leaders for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS)…

Coronavirus: Malachi Cush launches charity single for NHS and air ambulance

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A poignant new song about the pain of losing a loved one has been launched by Tyrone singer Malachi Cush to raise funds for the…

Coronavirus: Air ambulance services across the South adapt

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Coronavirus: Air ambulance services across the South adapt.https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-04-28/coronavirus-air-ambulance-services-across-south-adapt/

Northern Ireland’s air ambulance back in the air

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Northern Ireland’s air ambulance has resumed flights responding to emergencies across the region. Read the full story in Belfast Telegraph Digital here. For more about…

Coronavirus: Newcastle Emlyn youngsters’ novel scheme to help Wales Air Ambulance

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Read more about the inspiring siblings here.

Air ambulance asks people to adhere to social distancing rules when they land

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance pilots and paramedics are said to be reminding the public of the social distancing rules when they land to attend medical emergencies.…

Air and land ambulance partnership takes off in response to coronavirus pandemic

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The North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) has partnered with the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to launch a new inter-hospital patient transfer service, in…

COVID Prescreening For Out-Of-Country Patients

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Patient infected with COVID-19 transported by air ambulance. Read full story in The Gleaner.

Coronavirus: Air ambulances rule NZ’s empty skies while Covid-19 grounds private jets

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Air New Zealand has grounded most of its fleet, reduced to flying freight and a few hundred passengers around the country each day, and second-tier airlines Sounds…

Drinking bleach, hydroxychloroquine and other COVID-19 myths

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Share these COVID-19 myth busters with your communities and encourage them to seek direction from their healthcare providers. Read full story in EMS1.com here.

Sri Lanka Air Force Air Ambulance to help move Covid-19 patients

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The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has successfully tested a Y-12 aircraft which was modified into an air ambulance to assist medical evacuation operations due…

Coronavirus Kent: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex charity launches Covid-19 emergency funding drive

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The county's air ambulance is desperately trying to raise more than half a million pounds to keep the life-saving helicopter in the skies. Read full…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reduces operational hours to transport Covid-19 patients between hospitals

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WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance will be reducing its operational hours to assist in moving Covid-19 patients between hospitals and working on the frontline at the new…

Turkey brings COVID-19 patient home from Sweden for treatment

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Turkey on Sunday brought home one of its citizens from Sweden who contracted coronavirus but was not given treatment. Read full article on Daily Sabah…

Hoisting infectious patients: Helicopter hoisting in the current COVID-19 environment

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Brad Matheson of Priority 1 Air Rescue shared his insights into how to safely hoist patients that present with a respiratory infection, whether it be…

Local air ambulance provides critical care for US COVID-19 patients in Caribbean

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A medical team based in South Florida is providing critical care in the air, as they fly all over the Caribbean and Latin America to…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance will help move coronavirus patients between hospitals

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The emergency helicopter is to help move coronavirus patients between hospitals whilst its paramedics will also work on the frontline at the new Nightingale Hospital…

Phoenix Air pulls off complicated rescue of COVID-19 patient

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Flight and medical crews from Phoenix Air Group took part in what U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo called “one of the most complex medical…

Malaysian authorities use drones to curb spread of Covid-19

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In Malaysia, the use of drones by the authorities has been effective in giving announcements to the public to curb the spread of Covid-19. To…

ADAC Luftrettung

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Mit „Christoph 112“ bundesweit gegen Corona. Lesen Sie hier den vollständigen Artikel. Also, read article in AirMed&Rescue.

Video Interview: Spain – the cross national hospital AECT – Hospital de Cerdanya

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Interview with the Director General Dr. Francesc Bonet Spain has been struck harshly by the Covid-19 epidemic. Hans Morten Lossius, General Secretary of the Norwegian…

Supporting those who protect us

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Airbus Helicopters support and services teams mobilize to keep customers flying in service of the COVID-19 crisis. Read the full story here.

German air rescue crews use bio-warfare kit to fight coronavirus

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Helicopter air ambulance crews in Germany are using equipment originally designed for biological warfare to transport patients critically ill with COVID-19. Read the full article…

KSS extends response to Covid-19 pandemic

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UK Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has announced that it will be extending its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more here.

East Anglian Air Ambulance adapt to transfer Covid-19 patients

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As UK hospitals reach capacity for treating Covid-19 patients, the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) will provide critical care transfer teams to move Covid-19 patients…

EASA Guidance Addresses Cabin Air Circulation, Cleaning

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EASA is urging operators to limit cabin air recirculation. Read full story in Aviation Week Network here.

UK air ambulance works with RAF during pandemic

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The UK Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) are among the first air ambulance services to collaborate with the Royal Air Force (RAF)…

Rega has transported 74 Covid-19 patients since March

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Swiss air rescue service Rega has transported 74 Covid-19 patients since the start of the pandemic, most of those flights were to transport patients between…

Stay healthy! Covid-19 and immunology in the time of corona

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Two British doctors with a doctorate in sports medicine and nutritional physiology, share tips and tricks in this blog, as well as research from, among…

Video-interview: HEMS in Ravenna, Romagna Region, Italy.

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Interview with Dr. Maurizio Menarini, Director of HEMS in Ravenna, Romagna Region , Italy. Italy has been harshly struck by the Covid-19 epidemic. Hans Morten…

EASA Safety Information Bulletin

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EASA_SIB_2020_02_R4Download Coronavirus ‘SARS-CoV-2’ Infections – Operational Recommendations.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance halts operation due to Covid-19 pandemic

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The Yorkshire Air ambulance (YAA) in the United Kingdom has decided to temporarily shut down the operation due to the covid-19 pandemic. The decision is…
Dr. Ivo Breitenmoser, Senior HEMS Physician (on the left) and Hans Morten Lossius General Secretary, NAAF.

Video interview from Rega – Swiss Air-Rescue – one of the corona hot spots in Europe

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Interview with Dr. Ivo Breitenmoser, Senior HEMS Physician Checklist_COVID19_Download COVID-19 Transport The first video interview in a series of interviews with medical leaders and doctors…