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Critical Care Air Support Teams and Deployed Intensive Care
  1. S Turner, CCAST, Consultant & Consultant Anaesthetist1,
  2. M Ruth, Consultant Advisor in Anaesthetics (RAF)2 and
  3. Sqn Ldr Robert Tipping, MB BS FRCA RAF CCAST, Trainee & Specialist Registrar in Anaesthetics3
  1. 1Leeds Teaching Hospitals
  2. 2Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  3. 3University Hospitals of Leicester - currently Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, Dakota Road, East Midlands Airport
  1. 29 Cransley Rise, Mawsley, Kettering, Northants, NN14 1TA bobtipping{at}


The evacuation of injured patients by air has been going on in one form or another for nearly 100 years. This paper presents some of the history behind Aeromedical Evacuation (AE), the current situation and looks to the future of this vital component in the chain of care from point of wounding to rehabilitation.

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