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Nice, France - 10/11/17 -> 11/11/17

One of our skilled nurses brought back a patient from Nice on 11/11 by a commercial plane. The patient was admitted in a local hospital with a peri-anal abces which was treated with a surgical incision and drainage. During the repatriation our nurse continued the medication therapy and brought the patient pain free to his home in Belgium.
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Evros, Greece - 01/11/17 -> 02/11/17

On the first of November our IC-nurse was send to Greece to repatriate a Belgian tourist. Our patient with a chronic heartfailure was admitted several times, during his holiday, in a local hospital Due to his dyspnoe our nurse took our POC (Personal Oxygen Concentrator) with him to support with O2 during the flight. He was brought home by our ambul...
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Havana, Cuba - 26/10/17 -> 28/10/17

Our patient presented himself  on 14/09 with pain in the left hip with redness at the back of the tibial region. It evolved very fast with a change of color and coldness of the leg. In the echo doppler of the affected leg there was a presence of a large artrial thrombus and an aneurysm of the thrombosed adbominal aorta.On 20/10 the patien...
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Malaga, Spain - 18/10/17 -> 19/10/17

During a holiday in Malaga, our patient fell and broke her pelvis. After a hospitalisation of 2 weeks she was declared fit to fly with the help of an IC-nurse. Due to the reduced mobility we brought her back on a stretcher case on a commercial plane back to Belgium where she was transferred by our ambulance team to a local hospital in Antwerp.
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Benidorm, Spain - 15/10/17 -> 16/10/17

One of our IC nurses was sent on mission to repatriate a patient from the local hospital in Benidorm. She was admitted on 04/10 after a vasovagal syncope with a post traumatic small subarachnoidal bleeding. We brought her back on a commercial airline without any complications.
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Rabat, Morocco - 13/10/17 -> 14/10/17

Visiting family our patient broke her hip on 01/10/17. On 05/10 she received a total hip prothesis and was fit to fly from 13/10/. Our IC nurse brought her back on a commercial plane without any complications.
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Hurghada, Egypt - 12/10/17 -> 14/10/17

After two cancellations due to complications we could finally start the repatriation of a 46 male tourist in Hurghada. He got admitted on holiday on 20/09 with a bilateral pleural effusion. He received thrombolytic therapy but complicated with a DVT of both superfical femoral vein and popliteal vein. After vistiing the patient  in the hospital...
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Jan Thiel Baai, Curaçao - 16/08/17 -> 19/08/17

On 16/08 a medical team consisting of 2 paramedics, an IC-nurse and a doctor departed towards Germany to pick up a Venezuelan patient who was on holiday to visit her son in Germany. Due to a massive CVA she remained some weeks in the hospital with a complete hemiparesis R. Recuperation was very slow and the assistance decided to repatriate her back...
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Naples, Italy - 04/10/17 -> 05/10/17

A tourist on holiday in Napels was admitted in the ICU with a heavy pneumonia. Sedated and ventilated he stayed several days under heavy AB treatment. After two week of hospitalisation he was fit to fly and to be repatriated by our IC nurse. With the help of O2, on board the commercial airplane, he was transferred back home.
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Manavgat, Turkey - 05/10/17 -> 06/10/17

A small stair, an elderly patient and darkness. Three perfect situations for a hip fracture. On 24/09 our patient fell from a small stair on their holiday address in Manavgat. Result: a fracture of the right hip that was treated with a total hip prothesis. In the hospital she complicated with a pneumonia that with good evolution under treatment wit...
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