An intelligent system for the pre-mission analysis of helicopter emergency medical service operations

Atyeo, S 2008, An intelligent system for the pre-mission analysis of helicopter emergency medical service operations, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University.


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Title An intelligent system for the pre-mission analysis of helicopter emergency medical service operations
Author(s) Atyeo, S
Year 2008
Abstract The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) accident rate has driven operators from around the world to address the management of risks inherent to their operations. In-flight decision-making, pre-flight planning, failure to follow standard operating procedures, delayed remedial actions, and misinterpretation of environmental cues are all areas that need to be addressed for safe HEMS operations.

HEMS operations are complex, being a joint exercise between the flight crew, paramedics and supporting agencies. Operations occur around-the-clock, in all-weather conditions, and often with no fore-warning. In a time critical operation, where precious minutes may cost lives, operators must decide which cases warrant a HEMS response and if so, whether the conditions are safe to conduct the mission.

Intelligent systems are an emerging field offering benefits to a multitude of applications. This research forms a comprehensive investigation of the application of 'intelligent systems' to the pre-mission analysis of HEMS operations. The research has resulted in the development of a prototype decision support system capable of assisting in the pre-mission analysis of HEMS operations. The prototype system is capable of supporting flight coordinators and crew in the decision-making processes prior to HEMS operations and can potentially improve emergency medical services to the community.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Keyword(s) Emergency medical services
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