Equipment for Air Ambulance Transfers
Hamilton T1 ICU transport ventilator (3. generation)
This is is one of the most modern and effective transport ventilators. With the wide range of ventilation modes, oxygen range from 21 to 100% and tidal volumes from 50 to 2000 ml it is already suitable for paediatric transports in its' basic settings.
Additional neonatal modes make it the allround machine for all ages.
Hamilton H900 airway humidifier
Air in aircraft always is very dry. Oxygen from pressurised bottles always is very cold! Even healthy passengers suffer from irritated and dry mucous membranes.
This device provides active humidification for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients. There is a special heated breathing circuit set with a detachable, unheated extension for use with incubators.
Inogen one G5 oxygen concentrator
Oxygen concentrators can be a valued alternative to pressurised oxygen from a cylinder. These devices bind nitrous oxide from the air, thus delivering a higher concentration of oxygen. The modern G5 delivers up to 6 litres per minute.
Omniline sidestream CO2 measuring
A higher percentage of flown patients will require a slight sedation, especially when flying time exceeds four hours.
The best way to monitor spontaneous ventilation is with sidestream CO2 measuring (capnography). Changes in ventilation are detected earlier compared to just pulse oximetry.
Zoll X-series advanced monitor defibrillator
This monitor defibrillator is one of the best on the market.
Welch Allyn Propaq TS monitor
This is the standard backup monitor, which is also used for a second (non critical) patient in the air ambulance jet.
It is also a valuable monitor for commercial medical escorts.
This automated external defibrillator (AED) is the backup defibrillating device we will carry as redundancy on every air ambulance mission.
Butterfly IQ+ handheld ultrasound
This handheld ultrasound device can be connected to a mobile phone or tablet pc and is one of the most precious diagnostic assets we have.
From superficial structures like venes, till structures 25 cm away, it will show everything in very clear HD (and even three dimensional calculation). M-mode, cardiac / valve function, pneumothorax, lung infections, overfilling, fluid in the abdomen, bladder contents calculation, ...
In the often narrow working conditions in air ambulance jets it helps a lot with placing central venous lines and arterial lines.
Fresenius Agilia Injectomat MC syringe driver
These syringe pumps are nearly undestroyable and therefor ideal for transport environment.
Fresenius Agilia Infusomat infusion pump
The smaller the air ambulance jet, the shorter the distance between the ceiling (infusion bag) and the patient. Often infusions will stop dripping and the cannula becomes obstructed.
Laerdal Compact Suction Unit LCSU-4
This suction device is comparably small, and it offers a range of suction strengths. This prevents damage to tissues.
Vacuum mattress, splints, cervical collars, ...
Certain trauma / fractures require an external stabilisation till surgery is done. Where these measures are often necessary during ground transfers, indication becomes less during air ambulance transfers. There is less movement during air medical transport.
Air pressure decreases at altitude, so everybody will have a lower oxygen saturation during flight.
With the carried medication we can cope with most expected medical situations and emergencies.