Prior to deployment of Critical Care International medical personnel to a construction project in sub-Saharan Africa our clinical team performed a comprehensive review of the country’s national and regional medical facilities. Such visits allowed subsequent primary and secondary medical evacuations to be carried out in a co-ordinated and informed manner.
Notable amongst these was the emergency stabilisation, evacuation and international repatriation of an ex-patriot construction manager suffering from profound septic shock. He required a range of live-saving interventions, including inotropic support during transfer and throughout a multi-day intensive care admission. Throughout this period, all medical information was communicated in real-time to the CCI expert advisory panel in order to ensure that west African medical expertise was supported by international experts, allowing the provision of the highest standards of orthopaedic and critical care management in a developing world setting.