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Pain Management During Royal Air Force Strategic Aeromedical Evacuations
  1. C Flutter1,
  2. M Ruth, Critical Care Air Support Team & Consultant Anaesthtist2 and
  3. Lt Col D Aldington, RAMC3
  1. 1City Hospital, Birmingham
  2. 2Royal Air Force
  3. 3Pain Relief Unit, Churchill Hospital, OXFORD OX3 7LJ daldington{at}


The aim of this article is to outline the problems and solutions in pain management experienced during the transfer of patients. Although focusing on strategic aeromedical transfers many of the concepts will be of value regardless of the mode of transport.

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