Nurses that are trained to fly on air ambulances go through training and become certified in flight physiology. We provide a flight nurse on both private air ambulance and commercial aircraft as well. **
The human body changes as it goes into the air. Pressure changes, ph levels, and the makeup of the atmosphere all affect patients at high altitudes. A nurse that is trained in flight physiology has a better understanding of the circumstances while in the air. Along with this specialized knowledge and experience, some flight nurses have certification in other areas as well, such as respiratory therapy. Depending on the condition of the patient, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic and a doctor could all be included in the personnel to accomodate a patient.
A history of flight nurse examination and certification can be found at the following site:
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.