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Large civilian air medical jets: Implications for Australian disaster health


Curnin, S, Large civilian air medical jets: Implications for Australian disaster health, Air Medical Journal, 31, (6) pp. 284-288. ISSN 1067-991X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.amj.2012.04.001


Disasters involving multiple foreign nationals overseas will invariably necessitate an air medical response to repatriate the casualties to their respective home countries. Depending on the location of the incident and the number of casualties, foreign governments may need to perform a large-scale air medical response. This may involve using large civilian jet aircraft (LCJ) as an air medical platform. This paper provides a review of the current understanding when converting LCJs for air medical capability. This review concludes that LCJ configured for air medical capability can be used successfully in disasters. The findings indicate that standard civilian jets can be reconfigured for transporting multiple casualties. The use of these aircraft can be considered in disaster planning to complement existing military arrangements or as an alternative option. This strategy can be an inexpensive and effective option and should be considered by Australian disaster health agencies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Curnin, S (Associate Professor Steven Curnin)
ID Code:80616
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-11-06
Last Modified:2018-02-08

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