FAI is pleased to announce that we have procured the latest version portable medical isolation unit PMIU solid-shell EpiShuttle manufactured in Norway by EpiGuard AS.
After an induction and training period for our teams, FAI is now ready to commence dedicated PMIU missions as of 08 February 2020.
We have installed a customised stretcher configuration on a Challenger CL604 aircraft, with specific EpiShuttle equipment and accessory modules ready to deploy. We have deployed a dedicated team of 4 ICU Flight Doctors and 8 Flight Paramedics, now trained in accordance with the ECDC European Center for Disease Control Technical Directive: Infection Prevention and Control for the Care of Patients with 2019-nCoV in Healthcare Settings, February 2020
Confirmed Cases of Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Based on our current PMIU capability FAI will offer transportation of patients with confirmed “2019-nCoV“ infection on a case by case basis. All such flights will be operated in an EpiShuttle PMIU unit with dedicated trained medical teams and equipment.
Case Contacts with negative 2019-nCoV serology
Based on our current PMIU capability FAI will offer transportation of patients who are positive case contacts as defined, with negative “2019-nCoV“ serology test results, on a case by case basis. All such flights will be operated in an EpiShuttle PMIU unit with dedicated trained medical teams and equipment.
Patients with conditions unrelated to Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Air ambulance transports for patients with unrelated diagnoses, from locations where the outbreak is established, will similarly be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
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