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 6. The Deployable Air Isolator Team lead, a senior infection and prevention control nurse, is responsible for overseeing the preparation of the Air Transport Isolator patient transport system on the ground (A), the transfer of the patient into the isolator, and the safe transfer of the patient onto the aircraft by the main team while the reconnaissance team performs their decontamination drills (B).
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