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The record with the flying intensive care unit

It was a special Mission that started an eight-man Crew of the air-rescue on Thursday morning in Zurich. On behalf of an insurance company, it went with the Jet, first to London, where a hospital patient at the mobile heart-lung machine, the Rega has been connected.

As the woman on Board, went further in the direction of Taiwan – a flight of over 14 hours duration, including a stopover in Pakistan. In Kaohsiung in the South of Taiwan, the patient to a specialist clinic has been entrusted to you has been announced to be further treated, such as the Rega today. The reason for the time-consuming laying half way around the world: The sick wife is Taiwanese.

help from the University hospital

According to the air-rescue, it was the world's longest flight with an intensive care patient connected to a heart-lung machine. Possible a cardiovascular technician at the University hospital of Zurich, accompanied the Crew that made this, among other things. This specialist had been during the deployment to the control and Monitoring of the heart-lung machine is responsible. The Rega transported, according to their own figures, every year more than 2’000 patients with cardiovascular disease. A major challenge in the case of flights with life support, high-tech equipment on Board the numerous rules. For example, that a device must be attached so that it can withstand up to twenty times the g-force.


Created: 15.02.2019, 16:03 PM

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