Man in mid 20's evacuated - Malaria P. Falciparum Virus (High Priority Transfer)
Yesterday at 03h00, our ICU Ambulance (TP07) was called into action for a High Priority Transfer (HPT) from Wolmaransstad to Nelspruit. This specific HPT was requested from the family members of a previous TAC Pulse ERS employee, who knew and understood that only the best care would suffice, given this situation at hand. This patient (a former TAC Pulse ERS employee) was unfortunately infected with Malaria (P. falciparum strain), and due to the medical complications associated with this specific strain, he needed to be transferred to a High Care facility in Johannesburg.
The Tac Pulse ERS crew assigned to TP07, whom already had a busy night behind them with five (5) emergency calls completed, embarked on this over 1000km, 10 hours plus journey without hesitation. Upon TP07's arrival at Nelspruit Medi Clinic, they quickly assessed the patient's condition and obtained a detailed handover from the attending medical staff. The young man was prepped for transport and provided with expert Advanced Life Support care. While the patient remained in a serious condition, he remained stable throughout transport and was handed over to the awaiting resuscitation team at a hospital in Johannesburg.
On behalf of the extremely grateful family of the patient, and the TAC Pulse ERS Management staff, we salute and thank the crew of TP07 and the TAC Pulse ERS Dispatching Team for their unwavering and professional service to this young man. He may no longer be a TAC Pulse Employee, but he will forever be a part of the TAC Pulse ERS Family.