Daniela Maria Palma*, Andrea Neville Cracchiolo, Marco Palmeri, Diego Tantillo, Giuseppe Re, Rosalia Lo Bue, Angela Ferruzza, Gaetano Ottoveggio, Francesco Tarantino and Fabio Genco
UOC Emergenza Urgenza 118, ARNAS Civico Palermo, Italia
*Corresponding Author: Daniela Maria Palma, UOC Emergenza Urgenza 118, ARNAS Civico Palermo, Italia.
Received: October 07, 2021; Published: October 21, 2021
Coronavirus disease is very contagious and spreads rapidly through human-to-human transmission. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. During its outbreak in Sicily the demand for intensive care beds exceeded availability within days, that's why helicopter transport over longer distances became necessary. Limited information exists regarding the response of HEMS programs and the true risk for medical crew is not known. Our experience seems to demonstrate that these transports can be performed safely with the proper use of full PPE, disciplinary dressing and undressing routine and cleaning procedures. The Emergency is going on, that's why we think that our manuscript should be published.
Keywords: Coronavirus; Personal Protective Equipment (PPI); Helicopter Transport
Citation: Daniela Maria Palma., et al. “Helicopter Transfer of Patients with Covid 19 is it Safe Enough for Crew Members Our Experience". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.11 (2021): 28-29.
Copyright: © 2021 Daniela Maria Palma., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.