REMOTE International Meeting HEMS,

search and rescue operations

Vergiate – Malpensa |  December 1-2, 2018



 Main Topics


• SAR : mountain rescue, air-sea rescue over water, urban rescue, ground rescue

• Long-distance flights: intensive care on board

• HEMS and fixed wing ambulance flights: selection processes for personnel

• Regulation and standards in Europe and Worldwide

• Future medical and Aviation concepts

• Safety management: Flight and Patient conditions

• Night Flight: implementation plan

• High altitude operations

• SBAS approach procedure for H24 operations

• HEMS Medical crew : high fidelity simulation

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Starting from the Second World War, the evacuation of wounded from combat zones has been increasingly conducted by helicopters. These aircrafts were the best solution for a faster evacuation in places where there were no escape routes because streets were blocked with rubbles or destroyed.
Founded by St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver in 1974, Flight For Life was the first hospital-based air ambulance program that marked the beginning of HEMS in Colorado.
Today, thanks to the manufacturing of always more effective and efficient aircrafts, the helicopters are still considered optimal for evacuation and transport of severely injured patients. Improved rescue times and increased coverage areas are the specific advantages of the flexibility of the helicopters in the network of Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services.
Rotating wings aircrafts are becoming faster, safer and today, helicopters can even fly in severe weather conditions i.e. poor visibility and night time.
The enhancement of the technology allows the patient to be effectively and efficiently treated and monitored on board. The increasingly organized and well-coordinated HEMS and SAR service network along with a continuously responsive medical and emergency system made up of well–skilled and highly-qualified healthcare and emergency professionals, have granted the improvement and enhancement of the experts’ performance. Worldwide there are several helicopter emergency medical services due to the different conformation of the territories, different types of healthcare delivery services and equipment.
The Remote congress is an opportunity for all the professionals to share backgrounds, skills, knowledge acquired through the professional experience i.e. emergency, aeronautics …
In a so different worldwide scenario, the Remote congress wants to bring together the HEMS and SAR world’s experts in order to thoroughly discuss various topics. Two parallel Sessions, one targeted to the healthcare professionals and the other one to technician i.e. pilots and flight specialists and eventually a cross session in order to examine and discuss experiences, training and preparedness. During the scientific and technical sessions, international experts will lead an interactive discussion on current topics in order to find, in a so complex scenario, general guidelines for future multicenter studies.
From HEMS to SAR, from sea to mountains, from urban to combat, a thorough Congress.

This is Remote.