Drone AED Project - Phase II : Setting up the Drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) AED Unit.
Nalinas KHUNKHLAI MD1, Natchaya TREESAKSRISAKUL MD2, Michael CURRIE3, Daniel GONCALVES3, Parinya KUNAWUT MD1,4, Sarayut WIBOONCHUTIKUL MD1,5
1 Thai Resuscitation Council (TRC) 2 Department of Emergency medicine and Narenthorn EMS centre Rajavithi hospital, 3 Fling Urban Drone Solutions 4 Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi hospital. 5 Cardiology unit Vichaiyut hospital
Setting up Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit : According to current aviation safety management department regulations - The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) , UAV in the operation needs to registered to the UAV databases. Most popular UAV models in Thailand are Drone for filming - photography purposes. In order to use UAV carry package or container, proposal for the operation should submitted to CAAT at least 90 days before the flight date. Other mandatory documents are the detailed flight path, safety operation plan etc. If the flight path are in 9 kilometres from local airport. The permission documents from the airport is needed. In this study , Fling used Foxtech GAIA 120 UAV in the operation and have to declare take-off weight when not carry , when carry the battery without payload , and with payload. This UAV operated automatically under programming with backup pilot for manual control in case of accidents. The visual line of sight must follow the regulation documents from CAAT.
Choosing AED Unit : Due to carrying weight limitation , the AED model using in this study is HeartSine Samaritan PAD model SAM350P. The dimension of device is 20cm x 18.4cm x 4.8cm and weight 1.2 kilogram with battery pack. The battery package must be uninstalled before flight in order to prevent the explosion in case of crash landing. Type of Battery is Lithium Manganese dioxide 18 v. which low chance of explosion in case of accidentally crash landing.
Further analysis : 1. Calculation of time-distance from take-off location to landing site should be done. 2. First responder / Volunteers from previous local training of BLS , will play a pivotal roles to complete this chain of survival. Notification system to gather first responder must be developed along with this implementation.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT to contributors :
Piyaporn THIPAYARAT MD1, Panrada WONGSIN MD2, Darapan SUWANNAPHONG2, Pornpailin JAIKONG3, Thanapong JIAMJAROENSUB4, Somcha Jia MD5 , DEPA The Digital Economy Promotion Agency, - provide funding of Drone operation in Pattaya area.
1 Bangkok Hospital Pattaya 2 Banglamung Hospital, 3 Pattaya City hospital 4 Royal Cliff Hotels group . 5 Jia Luk Sa company - Provide AED in the study.
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