Medical Flying

I am constantly learning new things about medical flying.  For instance, when patients have difficulty breathing, we slow down the cabin pressurization rate so that it doesn’t disturb them.  Have you ever wondered how we would transport someone with an infections disease?  Below are some pictures of us transporting a tuberculosis patient.  The patient is encased in a large plastic tube that has a air pump and filter system.  This protects us and the medical staff while we are in a small aircraft cabin.  I think it is interesting.   Tomorrow, however, we will be transporting the bodies of some humanitarian aid workers that were killed in a suicide bomb attack on their compound in Kunduz.  Needless to say I won’t be posting pictures.  Please pray for their families.

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