Transportation of critically ill patients is inevitable in most health systems. Prehospital transportation (PHT) may be necessary after a major injury or as a result of a life-threatening illness – for example, myocardial infarction, intracranial haemorrhage, or metabolic coma.

On our ESICM Academy, we offer a course series on Patient Transportation, from the general introduction to conducting interfacility and intrahospital patient transportation and prehospital transport in Critical Care. Hear more from one of the authors in this podcast.

The ESICM Academy is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and offers updated, peer-reviewed, evidence-based training material, free of charge for ESICM members.


Michael J LAURIA. Former Pararescueman in the US Air Force and Critical Care/Flight Paramedic. Currently Emergency Medicine Physician, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center; EMS/Critical Care Fellow, Flight Physician; Associate Medical Director for Lifeguard Air Emergency Services (US).

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