Preliminary trials to improve the pre-hospital care of polytrauma patients during helicopter flights

A quick throwback to the preliminary trials for the continuation of our study to improve the pre-hospital care of polytrauma patients. In this study, in collaboration with Prof. Dr Martin Kieninger, the UKR and the DRF, we want to evaluate the movements of the cervical spine when loading the patient into the helicopter and during the flight on the vacuum mattress with and without cervical support. To this end, we familiarised ourselves with the DRF's standard procedures in the autumn and carried out the first trial measurements. After presenting these results and pitching them to the DRF, we were given the green light to continue with our project. We are already looking forward to the upcoming tests.