Utilisation of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in the Early Medical Response to Major Incidents A Systematic Literature Review
Johnsen, A., Fattah, S., Sollid, S., et al. (2016). Utilisation of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in the Early Medical Response to Major Incidents: A Systematic Literature Review. BMJ Open. 6(2).
This systematic review describes the use of helicopter ambulances during major incidents to treat or transport patients, rescue personnel, and equipment in the prehospital phase of responding to an incident. The authors found that helicopters are useful in the early response to an incident, and detail challenges encountered by helicopter response to these incidents, including inclement weather, lack of landing sites, insufficient air traffic control, and errors in communication.