publication . Article . 2018

Why MICAS?

David Menzies; Anna Marie Murphy;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2018 Journal: Irish Journal of Paramedicine, volume 3 (eissn: 2009-938X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Irish College of Paramedics
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Introduction&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Service (MICAS) was initiated in 1996 to assess, stabilise and transfer critically ill patients from a referring hospital to a receiving hospital to meet their clinical needs. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Critically ill patients are transferred throughout Ireland to an increased level of care, repatriation for continuity of care following specialist treatment, specialist critical care services or in some instances, are considered too unstable to be transported by local staff.  In 2015, it was estimated that approximately 1000 ICU patients are transported per an...
Subjects
free text keywords: EMS, Retrieval, Critical Care, Transport, Medicine (General), R5-920
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publication . Article . 2018

Why MICAS?

David Menzies; Anna Marie Murphy;