Respiratory issues in aeromedical patient transport.

J. C. Farmer

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Respiratory considerations in aeromedically evacuated patients are the cornerstone of safe, successful transport. Maintenance of the ABCs and ongoing resuscitation including pulmonary/ventilator stabilization and management en route are paramount. All of these goals are predicated on a well-developed understanding of hypobaric pulmonary physiology and hypobaric effects on medical devices, a solid grasp of the inherent limits of an aeromedical environment, and the resolute accomplishment of both initial and follow-up team member training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-400
Number of pages10
JournalRespiratory care clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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