ABDF AIRWING conducts emergency medevac from Antigua to Guadeloupe

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ABDF AIRWING – SUCCESSFUL MEDEVAC FOR EMERGENCY DECOMPRESSION TREATMENT IN GUADELOUPE.

7 SEPT – ABDF AIRWING has successfully conducted an emergency medevac flight from Antigua to Guadeloupe.

The patient was experiencing symptoms of the bends (mainly associated with divers) and treatment required them to be taken to a decompression facility in Guadeloupe.

The patient was safely transported to receive the required treatment. The complete flight took approximately 30 mins to Guadeloupe.

Bends result from inadequate decompression following exposure to increased pressure, commonly found affecting divers and persons who operate deep underwater.

Symptoms include shortness of breath, numbness in the body, tingling sensations in extremities, paralysis, pain in the joints, dizziness or ringing in the ears. Bends can be fatal if untreated.

A hyperbaric recompression chamber is a method used to treat bends safely.

ABDF AIRWING continues to provide efficient, professional service to the nation when called upon to do so.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Without a vision the people perish. Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister for your vision. Trevor and others could not see it. They thought the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force needed a drone or an F16.

  2. Thank God. The equipment was in place to save a life.

    Moreso, thank God we have the personal with the expertise to operate the equipment.

    Congratulations to the ABDF.

  3. This is what an economic powerhouse is all about. Its about going beyond the norm to provide quality services & goods to the people.

    • An economic power house would upgrade the health care offerings of their country so that it can take care of all its citizens not rely on the services of other countries that made sure they offer such services for their citizens.

      There would be much pride if our nation could offer advanced health care services to our neighbors, which by the way was the vision of Sir Joey and Lester.

      Give me an aspirin

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