London's Air Ambulance: Mission Anatomy

London's Air Ambulance: Mission Anatomy

Video Feb 12, 2016

Doctors, paramedics and pilots from London's Air Ambulance charity discuss what happens from the moment the claxon announces that someone in London has been critically injured to take off.

London's Air Ambulance treats five critically injured people a day. The team has a maximum of four minutes to get airborne.

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