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A stroke in the woods
  1. Carl McQueen1,
  2. David Roberts2,
  3. Daniel Evans2,
  4. Matthew Wyse2
  1. 1Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation Research, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2The Air Ambulance Service, East Midlands Airport, Derby, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carl McQueen, Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation Research, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, MIDRU Building, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK; carl_mcqueen{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Responding to incidents where access by conventional land-based ambulance assets is limited is an important facet of helicopter emergency medical services operations in rural areas. Often in such cases extra resources must be utilised to enable access to patients and facilitate egress to transport platforms. This case illustrates the importance of coordination and integration with additional resources that can be utilised in remote rural locations.

  • pre-hospital
  • mountian rescue
  • prehospital care, communications
  • remote and rural medicine
  • stroke

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