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RESEARCH SHOWS OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE THE ACCURACY OF DISPATCHING PRE-HOSPITAL CRITICAL CARE TO OLDER TRAUMA PATIENTS

Research from life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) and the University of Surrey indicates that the criteria for immediate Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) dispatch to older trauma patients should be reviewed.

Research Shows A Significant Proportion of Patients with Sudden Loss of Consciousness Need Pre-Hospital Critical Care

Research from life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) in partnership with the University of Surrey has shown the benefits of dispatching HEMS to patients with a sudden, unexplained LOC of medical origin and a high prevalence of acute neurological pathology. The study – which is believed to be the first published about HEMS dispatch to non-trauma (neuro) cases - also highlights how HEMS dispatchers in dialogue with ambulance personnel are able to select patients requiring HEMS-specific interventions and, based on its findings, identifies opportunities to improve triage for these patients.