Difficult aeromedical rescue situations : experience of a Swiss Pre-Alpine Helicopter Base.
Swiss Air Rescue (REGA) teams execute more than 3000 aeromedical missions annually, of which some require the use of a winch.
To evaluate the need for early medical intervention at sites where landing is impossible, we analyzed retrospectively 100 consecutive operations (10.8% of all primary missions, 110 patients) accomplished by the REGA base at Lausanne with an emergency physician of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) on board.
In such difficult rescue conditions, time to call, response times, and scene times were particularly long (mean delay to admission: 114 minutes).
Mots-clés Pascal : Secours première urgence, Hélicoptère, Suisse, Europe, Montagne, Etude longitudinale, Résultat, Homme, Traumatisme, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : First emergency care, Helicopter, Switzerland, Europe, Mountain, Follow up study, Result, Human, Trauma, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0243227
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.