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
Presentation Type Oral
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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