In the Arctic, caretaking of the seriously ill is a major challenge. In the settlements outside of the main cities the therapeutically possibilities are limited, and it is therefore necessary to have a system for safe patient transport to the central hospitals. This transport is also a challenge due to size of the areas, climate, and airport-facilities.
The workshop addresses the different aspects of patient transport, demands, safety, medical aspects, as well as logistics and regulations which affect this activity. Focus will be on the conditions in Greenland.
Moderator: Niels Kieler Jensen, MD. PhD. Dept. of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Dronning Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland.