Medical helicopter increases odds of survival for trauma victims: Study

Medical helicopter

Medical helicopter beats ambulance for trauma victims.

For the critically injured, there are two choices for getting to a hospital – ground ambulance or helicopter.   While many critics decry the use of helicopters for emergency transportation because of cost and potential crashes, it turns out a trip to the ER via the sky may actually improve a person’s chances for survival.

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Experts Seek to Save Precious Minutes Deploying Ambulances

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Every extra second it takes an ambulance to get to its destination can mean life or death. But how, besides driving faster, can ambulances get emergency services to people in need as efficiently as possible, every day? It’s a classic operations research question that three Cornell researchers are tackling in groundbreaking ways. 

 

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Organ Harvesting Ambulance for New York City

Organ Harvesting Ambulance for New York City

 Harvesting organs is big business in NYC

Saving the living has always been the No. 1 priority for a New York City ambulance crew. But a select group of paramedics may soon have a different task altogether: saving the dead.

The city is considering creating a special ambulance whose crew would rush to collect the newly deceased and preserve the body so that the organs might be taken for transplant.

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N.Y. Planning Special Ambulance To Recover Organs

N.Y. Planning Special Ambulance To Recover Organs

 LifePort is a device that supports and monitors an organ during transport

In the hope of saving the lives of more people waiting for transplants, New York City is working on a plan to deploy a special ambulance to collect the bodies of people who have died suddenly from heart attacks, accidents and other emergencies and try to preserve their organs.
If the “rapid-organ-recovery ambulance” succeeds, officials would like to expand the unique pilot program citywide with a fleet of ambulances and eventually duplicate it in other cities.

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