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Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2021;32(5): 461-466.
국내 항공기내 의약품 및 의료기기 탑재 현황
김정하1 , 김정언2 , 최스미3,4
1대한항공 항공의료센터
2일산백병원 응급의학과
3서울대학교 간호대학
4서울대학교 간호과학 연구소
Onboard emergency medical equipment in Korean airlines
Jungha Kim1 , Jungeon Kim2 , Smi Choi3,4
1Aeromedical Center, KoreanAir, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Ilsan University Ilsan Pail Hospital, Goyang, Korea
3College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
4Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Jungeon Kim ,Tel: 031-910-7119, Fax: 031-910-7119, Email: i0451@paik.ac.kr,
Received: January 7, 2021; Revised: March 29, 2021   Accepted: April 28, 2021.  Published online: October 31, 2021.
ABSTRACT
Objective:
This study aimed to identify the frequency of use of in-flight medical equipment and the status of medications loaded with common symptoms.
Method:
We conducted a survey of airlines to identify onboard medication and medical equipment from July 1 to 31, 2020.
Results:
A total of seven airlines participated in this study (two full service and five low cost carriers). The most commonly reported frequencies of using first aid kit and emergency medical kit were less than five cases per month (57.1% and 71.4%, respectively). Most airlines were equipped with medications for burn (85.7%), abdominal pain (100%) and fever (100%), which are frequently reported in-flight medical incidents. However, only two airlines were equipped with medications for psychiatric symptoms commonly reported in-flight medical incidents.
Conclusion:
Most airlines loaded medications for major in-flight symptoms. However, it is necessary to equip the additional medications for the burn and psychiatric symptoms.
Key words: Flight; Medication, Burn; Psychiatric
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