|Vehicle specifications RTH|
|crew:||Emergency surgeon, HEMS crew Member, pilot (EN), ev. On-boardwaited/mountain rescuer|
|employment:||acute emergencies with emergency surgeon indication, qualified patient transport|
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Rettungshubschrauber (RTH) serving in the air rescue as air rescue means for Emergency patient, as emergency surgeon feeders in the context of the rendezvous system (“primary employment”) and as transfer means for hospital patient (“secondary employment”).
The rescue directing center sends a Rettungshubschrauber whenever a fast emergency surgeon employment is necessary and no earthbound emergency surgeon is available or if the special advantages of a Rettungshubschraubers are in demand:
- Serviceabilityin with difficulty accessible areas
- independence from back-up and roadway condition (z. B. Ice smoothness)
- brisk and careful transport with medical support and comprehensive monitoring possibility also in far distant hospitals
disadvantage of a Rettungshubschraubers is the dependence on weather and view conditions. Although Rettungshubschrauber can be used also at night, is the risk for landings in unknown area with the fact so highly that the service is usually limited only to the time between sunrise and sunset. Night operations are accordingly rare. However the nocturnal air rescue on the sector of the inter+clinical patient transfer flights is no more characteristic. A substantial numberof intensive transport helicopter - stations is around the clock operational.
The pro and cons of the execution of a flight must be weighed out against each other. In cases of doubt the pilot makes the decision, it has the responsibility for the security of his helicopter and the crew.
Christophorus 10 bei einem Einsatz
Christophorus 16, Vorderansicht
Christophorus 16, Seitenansicht
Die Mindestausstattung orientiert sich hinsichtlich der medizinischen Geräte, Medikamente und Materialien am Notarztwagen; it is by the DIN 13,230 regulated. Thus a supply can take place locally and during transport on emergency-medical level.
For special requirements the equipment can be also extended. For example is at the sea or in the mountains (for the application in mountain accidents) at the Rettungshubschrauber often alsoa lateral hoist attached, with which the patient on a stretcher in the flight raised and will ship can. Without this hoist is pulled up the patient also with the helicopter, then however the helicopter must be able to ship later to land around the patient also.
interior opinion of a RTH
interior opinion of a RTH
the crew of a German RTH usually consists of the pilot, an emergency surgeon and a HEMS crew Member. With certain RTH types belongs toaeronautical crew additionally on-boardwait. Also trainees are carried forward as required.
Pilot and employees of the operator are on-boardwaited. The HEMS crew Member, a particularly trained rescue assistant is often employees of the relief organization, with which the operator a partnership was received, rarely employed with the operator(Exception for instance the helicopters of the German Federal Armed Forces). The emergency surgeon is a physician of the hospital, at which the RTH is stationed, in many cases carries he in the employment-free time normal station service out.
In Austria Rettungshubschrauber with an emergency surgeon, a pilot, as well as a particularly trained emergency medic becomeoccupied. With some RTHs, which are predominantly used in alpine areas, a likewise particularly trained mountain rescuer is on board as a fourth crew member.
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