Procedures

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Critical care transport in the time of COVID-19

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Extract: Critical care transport organizations are nimble, operationally focused institutions that can aid in managing crises. Ornge provides air ambulance and critical care transport services…

European Resuscitation Council COVID-19 guidelines executive summary

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Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a substantial impact on the incidence of cardiac arrest and survival. The challenge is to find the correct…

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 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.

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…

Guidance COVID-19: guidance for Ambulance Trusts

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This guidance including additional donning and doffing guidance is also available through the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC) plus app (if available in…

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.

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…

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…

COVID-19 RW packet & RW pilot procedures

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Documents provided by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) COVID-RW-PacketDownload COVID-RW-Pilot-Procedure-4.10Download

Guidelines from The European Resuscitation Council on COVID-19

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This guideline was provided on 24 April 2020 and will be subject to evolving knowledge and experience of COVID-19. As countries are at different stages…

Aerosol box, An Operating Room Security Measure in COVID-19 Pandemic

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Intubating and extubating patients in the operating room represents a high risk of exposure to aerosol droplets. Personal protective equipment must be utilized to protect…

EASA guidelines for the transport of COVID-19 infected patients using containment devices-exemptions under article 71(1) of the basic regulation

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This document provides guidance for national competent authorities (NCAs) to consider when granting exemptions under Art. 71(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (hereinafter, the Basic Regulation)…

Recommendations from the Swiss Society of Emergency and Rescue Medicine SSERM

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Prehospital triage and care under resource scarcity in the hospital sector (particularly in intensive care) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article here: SGNOR-Empfehlung_COVID19-Triage_V2.0-EN_20200408Download

SAMS – Intensive care medicine: triage in case of bottlenecks.

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Intensive care measures can be very stressful for all those involved, which is why the SAMS has drawn up the medical-ethical guidelines "Intensive-care interventions" (2013)…

Rega – Swiss Air-Rescue Patient Handling Procedures

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Three procedure instruction videos (in German) of patient takeover, loading and in flight: Takeover Loading In flight

Hungarian Air Ambulance NonProfit Ltd.

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Demonstration of donning and doffing of COVID -19 PPE used by the Hungarian HEMS.COVID-19-PPE-instructions-Hungarian-Air-Ambulance Download

EASA and Commission – European Helicopter Association

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This document provides guidance for national competent authorities (NCAs) to consider when granting exemptions under Art. 71(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (hereinafter, the Basic Regulation)…

Enforcement Policy for Gowns, Other Apparel, and Gloves During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

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Today the FDA issue guidance intended to “ help expand the availability of surgical apparel for health care professionals, including gowns (togas), hoods, and surgeon’s…

Rational use of face masks in the COVID-19 pandemic

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Read article.

EUSEM Position paper on Emergency Medical Systems response to COVID-19

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Read article.

COVID 19 – Clinical ethics recommendations for the allocation of intensive care treatments.

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In exceptional, resource-limited circumstances. Read article.

SIAARTI Covid 19 airway management guidelines

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One of the most critical issues regarding 2019 nCoV patients is the transitory phase between initial symptoms and potentially severe evolution requiring critical care, while…

Centers for Disease Control updates EMS, 911 guidance for COVID-19

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The CDC has updated their PPE and EPA-registered disinfectant recommendations for all first responders who anticipate close contact with possible COVID-19 cases. Read article.

Airway management adjustments in the era of COVID-19

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Preventing aerosol-generating procedures while treating prehospital COVID-19 patients. Read article.

CDC Recommendations for Symptoms and Risk Factors of 2019-nCoV

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Source: naemt.org

CPS Novel Coronaviruses

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