For even the most critical of patients, life support can be provided onboard an air ambulance aircraft. In a non emergency situation, a doctor usually gives the permission to fly. Sometimes a patient on life support can improve in condition for a few days before flying.
Heart monitors, defibrillators, and suction kits are part of the setup. Also, oxygen can be provided along with a ventilator and respiratory therapist, if needed. Along with this wide range of emergency equipment, the aspects of an intensive care unit and a coronary care unit are found inside.
Nasal cannulas, tracheotomy masks, and drug kits are all common forms of life support as well. An emergency drug kit is available for the paramedic, nurse, or doctor to use. IV pumps and infusion pumps are also ready for use.
There are many patients who need specialized medical items in order to be properly cared for. We can arrange to have the hospital or icu unit provide these needs. Also, we can sometimes have special equipment needed to take the patient to their destination flown in.
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.