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ECMO transport of a 36-year-old male from the Canary Islands to the UK

Posted 02.04.2019
ECMO transport of a 36-year-old male from the Canary Islands to the UK on the Air Alliance Challenger 604:



Loading a patient with this level of life-supporting equipment onto an aircraft requires very careful placement of equipment, crew positioning, and use of the Challenger’s electrically operated loading system. ECMO can be used for two main groups of patients: those with acute respiratory failure (Veno Venous ECMO) and those with some forms of cardiac failure (Veno Arterial ECMO).