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STORIES FROM THE SKIES: Femoral Fracture

Recently, we got a request to transport an elderly woman who had fallen and sustained a femoral fracture from Liberia to Cote d’Ivoire. Before transfer, she had a pelvic immobilization done and was to be transported to a location where surgery could be done. Although...

UNDERSTANDING DEHYDRATION

Dehydration is a condition that occurs when an individual has lost so much fluid that the body can no longer function normally and develops signs and symptoms due to the loss of fluid. You can have mild, moderate, or severe dehydration depending on how much fluid is...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas composed of carbon and oxygen. It has no taste or color and is sometimes termed a silent killer as extreme exposure to carbon monoxide can result in death or serious tissue damage. According to a Global Burden of Disease report in 2015,...

COSTOCHONDRITIS

Costochondritis is inflammation of the joints between the costal cartilage and the ribs or the sternum, causing chest pain. Mostly, more than one costal cartilage is affected but a single costochondral or costosternal joint can be affected. The second to fifth...

WATCHING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

One of the reasons for medical evacuation, as we are seeing increasingly at Flying Doctors Nigeria, is stroke. Close-up Of Doctor Measuring Patients Blood Pressure With Stethoscope This is usually due to hypertensive nephrosclerosis, which is simply as a result of...

Our New Air Ambulance Interior.

Ever wondered what the interior of an air ambulance looks like? Or how important having the right interior design to accommodate the necessary equipment impacts patient care inflight? Or did you know that the right interior of an Air Ambulance can in no small measure...