Families will often ask to have a physician onboard an air ambulance flight. **Sometimes the attending physician or your own physician can accompany the patient. Otherwise, we can provide a physician to attend and care for your patient or family member on their flight.
Physicians on medical flights have training in flight physiology. This is a course allowing them the proper information they need about pressure changes and other factors that affect the human body at high altitudes. Many are board certified in emergency room medicine and have extensive experience in intensive care unit care.
Often in critical care situations, a flight physician will go bedside to retreive the patient. This means that the medical personnel arrive at the departing city, take ground transportation to the hospital where the patient is located and make their way to where the patient is located. They then escort the patient or patients on an ambulance to the airport. This affords patients who are in critical condition constant supervision and a smoother transition from the hospital to the ground ambulance and air ambulance.
I would like to thank everyone involved from turning a potentially difficult experience into an enjoyable one. My mother,Mary, and I enjoyed the flight, and the flight nurse, was terrific. He really allayed all our fears, and we felt perfect confidence in him.
The pilot and first officer were also wonderful and instilled great confidence in us. All in all, it was a marvelous trip and we can’t thank you enough!!!
This letter commends the efficiency and professionalism of your organization during the recent transport of our aunt, Lisa Cordero, from New York City to Cleveland. The flight crew was courteous and helpful. Your flight coordinators were exceptionally competent in arranging a quite difficult transfer.
Where we have had frustrations with lawyers, bankers, and doctors, we had only the most ‘can do’ attitude from all of your staff. We have recommended your service to a colleague and will continue to do so without hesitation.