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When and how to perform aeromedical transport of critically burned patients in Northwest China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17980969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the experience of aeromedical transport of critically burned patients in Northwest China and to explore the time and conditions of transport. METHODS: From August 1992 to July 2003, eight sorties of aeromedical transport of critically burned patients in Northwest China were analyzed. RESULTS: Eighteen critically burned patients were safely transported to destination. Their total burn surface areas (TBSA) were 49-95%, and their full-thickness burn surface areas were 41-92%. Escharotomies on the chest and extremities were performed in 6 patients and 28 extremities, respectively. All patients were accompanied by inhalation injury. Among them, tracheostomy was carried out in 12 patients with moderate and severe inhalation injury. Of 18 patients, 4 patients were transported with shock and 14 patients were transported after resuscitation. CONCLUSION: It is safe to transport critically burned patients after resuscitation. Furthermore, it is also safe to perform aeromedical transport during shock with caution and good preparation.
Authors:
Yi Liu; Xu-Sheng Zhang; Cheng Zhang; Bin Xiao; Jiang Jiang; Wen-Yan Tian; Jie Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0305-4179     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-21     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Lanzhou General Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu 730050, PR China. liuzhih20002003@yahoo.com.cn
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Air Ambulances* / organization & administration
Burns / therapy*
China
Critical Illness
Health Personnel
Humans
Male
Patient Transfer / methods
Resuscitation
Safety
Time Factors
Young Adult

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