Helicopter TEAAM touches down on Island, offers new solution for remote rescue

By Andrew Duffy
The Times Colonist
August 21, 2022
Category: Health & Safety
Region: Canada, Canada West

With its goal of bringing advanced life support medical care to the most remote settings in the province, Squamish-based Technical Evacuation Advanced Aero Medical has expanded its services to Campbell River. The non-profit organization, which also has centres in Squamish, Prince George and Fort St. John, has set up shop on the North Island to provide helicopter-centred, pre-hospital care in remote sites where ambulances either can’t go or take too long to access. …Randell said the forest industry in particular needs this kind of service, which is able to reach into the most dense brush and access injured workers, start applying medical treatment and get them to advanced care centres in a fraction of the time other services can. He cites an example of a forest worker who broke a leg in a remote part of Haida Gwaii in 2014. It took 11 hours to get the worker to a hospital.

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