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Helicopter Landing near Medical Treatment Facility 

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Popov V.P., Rogozhina L.P., Frolov I.A., Kashevarova L.R., Erokhin V.A., Medvedeva E.V.

Healthcare Institution of the Sverdlovsk Region “Territorial Centre for Disaster Medicine”, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation

UDK 614.2-614.8

Pp. 48–51

Abstract. Currently, there is a demand for the creation of landing sites for sanitary helicopters near medical treatment facilities for the sanitary aviation evacuation of urgent severe patients. According to the authors, one of the options for solving this issue is to combine the sorting and evacuation site near the reception Department of the facility and the landing site for the helicopter into one object.

The main provisions of the Federal aviation regulations governing the requirements for helicopter landing sites and the main stages of creation of such joint facilities are presented as well as requirements for landing areas for helicopters.

The author presents examples of the minimum (Nizhny Tagil – 1.2 million rubles), maximum (Sukhoi Log – 1.9 million rubles) and average (more than 1.5 million rubles) estimated cost of sorting and evacuation sites (SEP) built in 2014.

It is noted that on or near the sites of Sverdlovsk region medical facilities 14 helicopter landing sites were built over the past 5 years, and in the years 2019–2024 40 sites more are planned.

Keywords: ambulance helicopter, landing site, medical treatment facility, sorting and evacuation site

For citation: Popov V.P., Rogozhina L.P., Frolov I.A., Kashevarova L.R., Erokhin V.A., Medvedeva E.V. Helicopter Landing Near Medical Treatment Facility. Meditsina katastrof = Disaster Medicine. 2019; (4): 48–51 (In Russ.), https://doi.org/10.33266/2070-1004-2019-4-48-51


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The material was received 02.08.19; the article after peer review procedure 28.10.19; the Editorial Board accepts the article for publication 27.11.19