Article

COVID-19: experiences of roadside logistics from a UK air ambulance service

Citation

Mohrsen S (2020) COVID-19: experiences of roadside logistics from a UK air ambulance service. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 12 (7), pp. 263-268. https://doi.org/10.12968/jpar.2020.12.7.263

Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic is so widespread that any patient in the prehospital environment is considered a significant transmission risk. UK charity air ambulances are affected by challenges regarding air equipment decontamination, staff redeployment and acquisition of personal protective equipment. This has led services to change their mode of operation and contribute to other areas of healthcare that have sprung up in response to the pandemic. Implementing adapted processes and assuming a clear clinical approach can help prevent transmission and uphold service integrity.

Keywords
pre-hospital; prehospital; COVID-19; COVID; SARS-COV-2; PPE; AGP; aerosol generating procedures

Journal
Journal of Paramedic Practice: Volume 12, Issue 7

StatusPublished
Publication date31/07/2020
Publication date online07/07/2020
Date accepted by journal28/05/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32884
PublisherMark Allen Group
ISSN2041-9457
eISSN2041-9457

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