Transporte aeromédico de pacientes

  • Andrés Hernando Romero Torres Servicio de Urgencias Country Club Bogotá
  • Eduardo Contreras Z. Unidad Cuidados Intensivos Fundación Valle del Lili

Resumen

El transporte aeromédico se ha desarrollado vertiginosamente durante la segunda mitad del siglo pasado, gracias al avance en las tecnologías en materia de aviación y en equipo para la atención del paciente. Sin embargo, es una realidad la escasez de aeronaves dedicadas a este propósito, ya que la mayoría son charters o taxis aéreos adaptados, sin personal experto y sin el equipo adecuado. En el caso de Colombia no existe un servicio de helicóptero o avión  ambulancia especializada. En este artículo se exponen las ventajas y las circunstancias especiales que rodean el transporte aeromédico, sin pretender ser una revisión extensa del tema. 

Palabras clave: Transporte aéreo. Transporte pacientes. Transporte aeromédico. 

 

Aeromedical transportation has been developed since the last half of the past century, thanks to the advances in avionics and medical equipment. However, it's a reality the lack of medical aircraft, the ones that exist are charters or air taxis, without healthcare professionals or without medical equipment. In the case of Colombia, there is no specialized ambulance helicopter o plains service. In this article advantages and special circumstances are exposed, without pretending to be an extensive review. 

Keywords: Airway transportation. Patient transportation.Aeromedical transport. 

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Biografía del autor

Andrés Hernando Romero Torres, Servicio de Urgencias Country Club Bogotá

MD y cirujano. Servicio de Urgencias Country Club Bogotá. Bogotá. Colombia.

Eduardo Contreras Z., Unidad Cuidados Intensivos Fundación Valle del Lili

MD Internista. Fellow Cardiología. Unidad Cuidados Intensivos Fundación Valle del Lili. Cali. Colombia.

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2008-10-30
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