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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/41855
Title:
Converted charter plane for mass transport of patients after a tsunami
Authors:
Bjornsson, Hjalti Mar; Kristjansson, Mar; Moller, Alma D
Citation:
Air Med. J. 2008, 27(6):293-8
Issue Date:
2008
Abstract:
After a tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004, thousands of injured tourists were stranded far away from home. To transport injured Scandinavians and their relatives back to Sweden, a standard Icelandic charter plane was altered for the mission in 2 days. Orthopedic injuries and aspirations were the predominant injuries among patients transported, but all had received advanced care in Thailand. The transport to Sweden was uneventful. The possibility of including charter planes in plans for mass transport of injured patients in disaster preparedness is stressed. For a given incident, a detailed checklist can facilitate gathering vital information to ensure adequate equipment and patient care. The lessons from the preparation of the plane and the mission are reported.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBjornsson, Hjalti Mar-
dc.contributor.authorKristjansson, Mar-
dc.contributor.authorMoller, Alma D-
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-04T14:10:05Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-04T14:10:05Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.date.submitted2008-12-
dc.identifier.citationAir Med. J. 2008, 27(6):293-8en
dc.identifier.issn1067-991X-
dc.identifier.pmid18992689-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.amj.2008.06.004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/41855-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractAfter a tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004, thousands of injured tourists were stranded far away from home. To transport injured Scandinavians and their relatives back to Sweden, a standard Icelandic charter plane was altered for the mission in 2 days. Orthopedic injuries and aspirations were the predominant injuries among patients transported, but all had received advanced care in Thailand. The transport to Sweden was uneventful. The possibility of including charter planes in plans for mass transport of injured patients in disaster preparedness is stressed. For a given incident, a detailed checklist can facilitate gathering vital information to ensure adequate equipment and patient care. The lessons from the preparation of the plane and the mission are reported.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMosbyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B75B6-4TVHKMD-J/2/c1ac5efa9de349a0abb3aa0033ba9062en
dc.subject.meshMass Casualty Incidentsen
dc.subject.meshAircraften
dc.subject.meshRescue Worken
dc.titleConverted charter plane for mass transport of patients after a tsunamien
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1532-6497-
dc.contributor.departmentDepartments of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalAir medical journalen

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