While Auckland HEMS does not currently perform many inter-hospital transfers, we anticipate that we will be doing more of this work in the future.
Our colleagues in Australia do a lot of these missions, and have produced some great FOAM resources.
This audio clip (right click to save) is a podcast from Minh Le Cong at prehospitalmed.com, in which he, along with Cliff Reid and Brian Burns from Greater Sydney Area HEMS discuss pearls and tips in preparing the critical patient for retrieval and transport.
Minh’s page for the podcast is here, and includes a very useful post by Tim Leeuwenburg from ruraldoctors.net in the comments section.
Tim’s checklist for patient transport is located here.