Next flight: 05JUNE, 2018
Västmanlands sjukhus, Västerås
Departure time 12:00 CET. Estimated Time of Arrival 12:45
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Seminar by Norwegian Ground Instructor, hosted by SYLF Västmanland
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MEDICOLEGAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHYSICIANS VOLUNTEERING ASSISTANCE DURING AN IN-FLIGHT MEDICAL EVENT
fear of liability should not prompt reluctance to offer assistance
- Properly identify yourself and state your medical qualifications. Some airlines require proof of your medical qualifications.
- Obtain as complete a history as possible, inform the passenger and family members (if present) of your impression, and obtain consent before initiating any form of examination or treatment. Assume implied consent in the case of an incapacitated passenger.
- If consent has been given, carry out an appropriate physical examination.
- Request an interpreter if the passenger you are assisting does not speak your language.
- Inform the flight crew of your clinical impression.
- If the passenger's condition is serious, request that the aircraft be diverted to the nearest appropriate airport. Onground medical support staff, if available, will help determine the best location for diversion.
- Establish communication with on-ground medical support staff, if available. Respect the ground-based physician's expertise and experience in managing in-flight medical events.
- Document in writing your findings, impression, treatment, and communication with the flight crew and on-ground medical support.
- Do not use any treatment that you do not feel confident administering.
Keep in mind that good Samaritan statutes protect you only from liability for actions that other competent persons with similar training would take under similar circumstances. Newson-Smith MS. Passenger doctors in civil airliners - obligations, duties and standards of care. Aviat Space Environ Med 1997;68:1134-8.