Medical responsibility

Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance has signed an agreement with the contracted counties so that each base has its own medical responsible doctor (MLA). Each MLA is a specialist doctor trained in anesthesia and intensive care.

Transport by helicopter

Transportation by helicopter is made with medical staffing, consisting of an-iva nurse and/or a anesthesia doctor. The staff are usually from the hospital that the helicopter are contracted to, except for the helicopter in Stockholm which are manned by Samariten AB.

Transport by airplane

Transports without intensive care-needs or other special intensive care is known as a "normal-transport" and are made by Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance own nurses. The nurse from Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance can, according to general directives treat the patient during the transport, according to base-directives and emergencydirectives. Aldough the basic is that the sending doctor shall prescribe a written referral to the drugs that the patient need during the flight. In a normal request to Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance it is the sending doctor who is medical responsible during the transportation until the patient arrives at the receiving hospital/department.

At long intensive care or other demanding care needs a doctor on duty at Norrland University hospital must be contacted when it comes to patients belonging to the Northern county region. For other patients outside the northern county region, belonging to other counties or other nationalities, please contact SAA on +46 (0) 910 70 20 55 for further information regarding the medical onboard.

In critical care transport the doctor on duty have the medical responsibility from door to door.

At incubator transports, medical staff from the neonatal department shall accompany in addition to the nurse on board.

Consultation or to request any type of medical transport is done via:
+46 (0) 910-702055.

För patienter som redan har eller kan förutses få resp/cirk instabilitet kräver vi att flygläkare ska kontaktas via Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance.

Exempel på sådana diagnoser:

  • Instabil angina
  • Akut hjärtinfarkt
  • Multitrauma
  • Thoraxtrauma med intrathoracala skador
  • Skallskada med tecken på intrakraniell tryckstegring
  • Subarachnoidalblödning
  • Sub/epiduralblödning
  • Intracerebral blödning
  • Menigit
  • Sepsis
  • Epiglottit
  • Intuberad patient
  • Akut tracheotomerad patient
  • Akut ryggskada med ryggmärgspåverkan med skadenivå ovan L1
  • Barn-alltid vid medvetandesänkning, resp eller cirk instabilitet. 

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