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A stroke in the woods

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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