There were several interesting occurrences in the air ambulance services world recently. While some of them were related to charitable efforts, others pertained to technology to make treatment more effective. We bring you a roundup of all that happened.
Air Ambulance Services Try to Make Room for CT Scan Machines
The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation is taking pre-hospital care to a whole new level. The organization is attempting to fit CT scan machines in their helicopters. The foundation has roped in Airbus for this effort. It is believed that together they are exploring nanotechnology to make this possible and if successful, patients will certainly get better care. The intent is to make the CT scanner smaller to fit into the helicopter and also have lesser moving parts. A 3D model of the chopper has already been provided to researchers to make this possible. If successful, the CT scanner will be deployed in a five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter.
Devon Air Ambulance Services Celebrates 30 Years of Service
Devon air ambulance hosted an open day recently celebrating 30 years of its service. The event was hosted by Bideford Rugby Club. It has carried out over 31,000 missions so far. The air ambulance services charity plans to hold another event on August 13th. The venue of the second event will be Darts Farm outside Exeter. The event gave the people of the local community a chance to meet the life-saving crew in person.
Scarecrow Festival Raises Over 4,600 Pounds for Air Ambulance Services
The scarecrow showcase festival was held in Crick, Northamptonshire, recently. The event is an annual one and this was the 13th of its kind. It witnessed over 40 teams taking part. The interesting scarecrows ranged from Harry Potter characters to Spongebob Squarepants. Warwickshire and Northamptonshire air ambulance services were the beneficiaries.