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Pattaya, Thailand - 27/09/17 -> 29/09/17

On 27/09 we send out a medical team on mission to repatriate a Belgian tourist. He was admitted in a local hospital after acute dizziness and vertigo followed with left extremities weakness. On 07/09 he was transferred to an ICU unit after decompressive craniectomy and ICP monitoring. We send ou a team consisting of a doctor and an I...
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Stockholm, Sweden - 28/09/17 -> 29/09/17

Our patient had an accident with as result an open grade 3 right tibiafracture. He was brought to a local hospital in Stockholm where he was treated with a debridement and the closure of the skin and an endomedullar nail. Already after four days of hospitlisation he was ready to be repatriated by our skilled nurse. 
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Gerona, Spain - 16/09/17 -> 17/09/17

Our IC nurse was send to Gerona, Spain to repatriate a Belgian tourist with a severe lumbar spondylarthrosis. During the flight he gave the patient IV medication to keep the pain under control. Our ambulance team brought him to a local hospital in Antwerp for further treatment.
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Sao José do Rio Preto, Brasil - 10/09/17 -> 14/09/17

​On 10/09 we send two nurses on mission towards Brasil. A 16 years old boy was admitted in a psychiatric ward after a manic episode of a known bipolar disorder. Both our two nurses and the mother, residing in Belgium, took several planes to get to the destination. After some recuperation from the jetlag and the exhausting trip, our nurses and ...
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Tangier, Morocco - 12/09/17 ->13/09/17

Visting family, our patient got admitted in a hospital in Tangier with a pneumonia. Due to a known medical history we transferred the patient with an IC-nurse. The repatriation was done with the help of our POC (Personal Oxygen Concentrator) on a commerical plane without any problems on board.
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Skopje, Macedonia - 03/09/17 -> 04/09/17

On 12/08/17 a Belgian patient was admitted to the ER with a complicated thorax trauma with ribfractures on th right side with hematopneumothorax. The patient was intubated, had a thorax drainage en inotropics and received his treatments in the ICU. On 21/08 he was stable to be transferred to a normal ward. On 04/09 we repatriated the pati...
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Nador, Morocco - 30/08/17 -> 31/08/17

On 30th of August our IC Nurse flew to Nador, Morocco to pick up a patiënt post hipfracture. She had a gammanailing on 22/08 without postsurgical complications. She was repatriated on a commercial plane back to Belgium without any complications. 
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Ljubljana, Slovenia - 19/08/17 -> 20/08/17

One of our experienced IC nurses was sent to Ljubljana to repatriate a 16 years old girl. She almost drowned in the pool ot the hotal due to a loss of conscious with no obvious cause. We brought her home on a commercial plane without any problems on board.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain - 18/08/17 -> 19/08/17

On 29/07 our patient, with a knowd COPD, was admitted on the ICU in a local hospital in Palma due to a severe exacerbation of his COPD combined with a pneumonia. During his hospitalisation of two weeks it was extremely difficult to wean him from the O2 therapy (pCO2 89 en a pO2 81). Our IC nurse brought him back on a commercial flight to Belgi...
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Oujda, Morocco - 11/08/17 -> 12/08/17

Our Moroccon patient was already known with a heart decompensation. Visiting his family in Oujda he had to attend the ER due to a bilateral pulmonary embolism. After two weeks of treatment with AB en O2 he was ready to be repatriated. Our IC nurse was sent to Oujda together with a POC (Personal Oxygen Concentrator) to provide O2 during the flight.
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