Posts Tagged ‘air transportation’

Too Heavy For Help?

July 18th, 2013

Air Ambulance

A new NBC News report indicates that patients who are obese may be too heavy for air ambulances to transport to emergency rooms. The delay due to having to be transported by ground may lead to increase mortality among heavier patients. The NBC News report indicates that it is not only patients with morbid obesity. One of the cases reported involved a patient who weighed 250 pounds.