Skip to main content

Best practice advice from the European HEMS & Air Ambulance Committee working group

We here introduce the first article in a series of best practice advice initiated by the European Helicopter Emergency Medical Services and Air Ambulance Committee (EHAC). This series, published in SJTREM, presents topics with relevance to all HEMS personnel, with the intention to introduce a common understanding of what best practice within the respective fields looks like.

  1. Intravenous fluids are used commonly for almost all intensive care unit (ICU) patients, especially for patients in need of resuscitation. The selection and use of resuscitation fluids may affect the outcomes o...

    Authors: Wei-Hua Dong, Wen-Qing Yan, Xin Song, Wen-Qiang Zhou and Zhi Chen
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2022 30:28
  2. Sufficient analgesia is an obligation, but oligoanalgesia (NRS> 3) is frequently observed prehospitally. Potent analgesics may cause severe adverse events. Thus, analgesia in the helicopter emergency medical s...

    Authors: Christopher Rugg, Simon Woyke, Wolfgang Voelckel, Peter Paal and Mathias Ströhle
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2021 29:28
  3. Effective and timely airway management is a priority for sick and injured patients. The benefit and conduct of pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia (PHEA) and advanced airway management remains controversial but...

    Authors: Kate Crewdson, David Lockey, Wolfgang Voelckel, Peter Temesvari and Hans Morten Lossius
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2019 27:6
  4. Helicopter EMS (HEMS) teams may perform a variety of clinical, managerial and transport functions during major incident management. Despite national and international variations in HEMS systems, the rapid deli...

    Authors: Julian Thompson, Marius Rehn and Stephen J. M. Sollid
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2018 26:65