Monday, 24 December 2018
Injuries and cardiovascular diseases more often become a pretext for medical evacuations from remote sites
In the first three quarters of 2018, the specialists of the group of companies "Center of Corporate Medicine" ("CCM ") organized 328 medical evacuations from the facilities where the company is engaged in medical care.

More than 80 cases were associated with cardiovascular diseases, among them – myocardial infarction, acute cerebrovascular accident and hypertension. About 70 workers had to be evacuated to localities due to injuries such as: traumatic brain injury, sprains, broken bones and soft tissue bruises. In addition, situations have repeatedly arisen related to the need to evacuate patients with exacerbation of chronic diseases, as well as with acute pathology of the gastrointestinal tract. In 19 cases, employees were evacuated with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

"I want to mention three difficult but successful evacuations. The first is the evacuation of a sick foreign worker from an international offshore project (offshore oil platform), which takes place in the Karskoe Sea, and where ССМ is a medical provider. The second is the evacuation of an employee from our Vietnamese project to Japan. The third evacuation from the field of the patient, who was taken to a health center in a state of clinical death, and was successfully reanimated. I want to say that the full range of medical evacuation is a complex process that is an integral part of the package of services provided by our company in the market of industrial medicine, "explained Sergey Antipov.

He added that medical evacuation can be primary, which is performed directly from a remote facility where an emergency situation occurs, as well as a secondary one — from local, district hospitals to large hospitals in Russia, as well as abroad. The latter, as a rule, concerns foreign citizens who work in the territory of our country.

"For remote sites, medical evacuation is an emergency, but we are ready for such situations. We work in 14 regions of Russia, we provide a large number of people with medical care, it happens that there are also emergency cases. To do this, for each object we work with, we have a plan for emergency medical response, which identifies the nearest medical centers, logistics transport systems, contact numbers, and so on. All this information is in our call center, which, if necessary, coordinates evacuation, "said Sergey Antipov, general director of ССМ.

In 2018, medical evacuations by ССМ were carried out in nine districts and regions, including the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, the Magadan Region, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Trans-Baikal Territory and the Tomsk Region.

The group of companies "Center of Corporate Medicine" has been working in the field of industrial medicine since 2004. The company is represented in 14 regions of Russia, including in remote production facilities of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, NAO, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Irkutsk Region, Trans-Baikal Territory, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Yakutia, Primorsky Territory, as well as in Norway, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. The company's partners include major international organizations SAFER, LAERDAL, Remote Areas Medical , Institute of Remote Helthcare . The "ССМ" projects for the development of cooperation with the Norwegian and Azerbaijani partners are included in the list of projects supported by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.