The impact of multiple patient transport on patient care in helicopter emergency medical services.

@article{Tortella1996TheIO,
  title={The impact of multiple patient transport on patient care in helicopter emergency medical services.},
  author={Bartholomew J. Tortella and Robert F. Lavery and C Corriere and R A Bell and Karl J{\"u}rgen Mann},
  journal={Air medical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          108-10
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Many helicopter emergency medical services can transport either one (singles) or two (doubles) patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the additional patient in the doubles flight had an adverse impact on patient care because of the deceased provider-to-patient ratio. SETTING Patients were flown by a Level 1 trauma center-based helicopter emergency medical service staffed by a nurse and paramedic. METHOD. A retrospective record and trauma registry review… CONTINUE READING

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