Medevac Operations in Russian SAR region
|Lead Author||Konstantin, Logunov|
|Institution Contact||St. Petersburg University Clinic 154 Fontanka embnk., St. Petersburg, Russia Medicon LLC 34, 18/16 Zaytsev str., ST. Petersburg, Russia|
|Theme||Theme 4: Building Long-term Human Capacity|
|Session Name||4.4 Circumpolar Health and Well-Being|
|Datetime||Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:30 PM - 01:45 PM|
|Abstract text||To appreciate main reasons for urgent medical evacuation from ship to shore hospital, and to reveal MEDEVAC common causes, we reviewed SAR operations coordinated through Russian RCC (RSCs) in 5 years (2009-2013) and analyzed all cases of medical evacuation. Total 205 MEDEVAC operations took place, 146 MEDEVACS happened for the reasons of acute illness, 37 for traumas, 3 for poisonings.
Even with pre-screening of seafarers and the potential dangers of life at sea, the majority of cases requiring medical evacuation from ship to shore hospital are not related to trauma.
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