Aeromedical Transfer of Patients with Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
Edward D. Nicol
, Stephen Mepham, Jonathan Naylor, Ian Mollan, Matthew Adam, Joanna d’Arcy, Philip Gillen, Emma Vincent, Belinda Mollan, David Mulvaney, Andrew Green, and Michael Jacobs
Author affiliations: Royal Air Force Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, UK (E.D. Nicol, J. Naylor, I. Mollan, M. Adam, J. d’Arcy, P. Gillen, E. Vincent, B. Mollan, D. Mulvaney); Royal Air Force Henlow, Bedfordshire, UK (E.D. Nicol, J. Naylor, I. Mollan, J. d’Arcy); Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK (S. Mepham, M. Adam, M. Jacobs); Level 2 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (A. Green)
Figure 4. Demarcation of clean and dirty zones during use of the Trexler Air Transportable Isolator patient transport system on a Boeing C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft. A) Yellow lines clearly demarcate clean and dirty zones as required for transporting both confirmed and exposed viral hemorrhagic fever case-patients. B) For exposed patients, the demarcation zone should extend to a corridor leading to isolated toileting and comfort facilities.
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