The Swiss bus accident on 13 March 2012: lessons for pre-hospital care
Kent, Surrey, Sussex Air Ambulance, Dunsfold Park Airfield, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB, UK
Critical Care 2012, 16:138 doi:10.1186/cc11370
Please see related letter by Pietsch et al., http://ccforum.com/content/17/1/416Published: 11 July 2012
The recent bus crash in Switzerland involving many children provides several lessons for the pre-hospital care community. The use of multiple helicopters that are capable of flying at night and that carry advanced medical pre-hospital teams undoubtedly saved lives following the tragedy. We describe the medical response to the incident and the lessons that can be learned for emergency medical services.