DRF Luftrettung to offer isolation stretchers

DRF is investing in the protection of patients and crews to ensure that people can be rescued as fast as possible. The first step is to equip two HEMS bases with isolation stretchers known as EpiShuttles.

Two of DRF Luftrettung’s HEMS bases in Germany are to operate with EpiShuttle special isolation stretchers, with another eight set to follow suit.

DRF is investing in the protection of patients and its crews to ensure that during the coronavirus pandemic, people in medical emergencies can still be rescued as fast as possible. The first step is to equip two HEMS bases with isolation stretchers known as EpiShuttles. These stretchers will not only help crews save valuable time but will also afford them optimum protection. The newly-equipped HEMS bases will be ready for action after each operation more quickly, as the very time-consuming disinfection of helicopters after missions with corona-infected patients will no longer be necessary. More and more people need fast access to intensive care beds with ventilators but are at present transported predominantly by road, which costs time and can put lives at risk. Unfortunately, this need is likely to increase greatly in the coming weeks.