Air travel and transportation of patients
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The present edition, which is updated and extended compared with previous editions, is composed and published in collaboration with
Danish Aeronautical Medical Association and
This e-book caters to physicians who advise patients prior to air travel, both in hospitals and in general practice, and for physicians who work with the actual planning and execution of the air transportation of patients.
Specifically, this edition concentrates on those diseases and conditions that may give rise to problems during air travel. Emphasis is put on the requirements that apply to travel and the transportation of patients by commercial flights. Furthermore, cases where transportation by air ambulance is recommended are described.
This edition reflects the requirements that are applied by most European airlines, and they will rarely differ from the practice of other airlines. However, the reader should note that there may be some differences in various requirements of the airlines regarding approval of patient travel or transportation.
Continuous updates of this e-book will be made as significant changes in aeromedical transport occur.
Mads Klokker Uffe Taudorf
001. Aeromedical Problems
013. Airline Requirements
016. Cardiac Disorders
012. Eye Disorders
013. Mental Disorders
016. Infectious Diseases
017. Orthopaedic Injuries
123. Jet Lag
124. The STEP System
128. Conversion Tables
Latest update: 06 - 03 - 2015