In-flight Medical Emergency: An experience with Singapore Airlines

Wong, Kam Cheong (2009) In-flight Medical Emergency: An experience with Singapore Airlines. Singapore Medical Journal, 50 5: 551-552.

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Author Wong, Kam Cheong
Title In-flight Medical Emergency: An experience with Singapore Airlines
Journal name Singapore Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0037-5675
Publication date 2009-05-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 50
Issue 5
Start page 551
End page 552
Total pages 2
Place of publication Singapore
Publisher Singapore Medical Association
Language eng
Subject 320100 Medicine - General
Abstract In-flight medical emergencies are becoming a concern to airlines and their passengers in light of the increasing number of air passengers. The SQ flight was from Sydney, Australia to Singapore. The whole journey took about eight hours. Three hours into the flight, a 58-year old woman began complaining of central chest pain radiating to her left arm, shortness of breath, and a dull aching pain in her right lower limb. She described the chest pain as having started like a heavy stone sitting on her chest. The strength of the in-flight medical emergency system and some points are discussed in this article.
Keyword In-flight medical emergency
Singapore Airlines
Chest pain
Myocardial infarction
Pulmonary embolism
Chronic airway disease
Oxygen supplement
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes The editor of the Singapore Medical Journal has given permission to deposit the above publication in the University of Queensland eSpace.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: Former UQ Staff and Postgraduate Students' Publications
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Created: Wed, 10 Jun 2009, 19:52:16 EST by Dr Kam Wong