March 11, 2014

What You Can Expect From Air Ambulance Services



Air ambulance services are staffed with highly trained individuals who care about their patients. This team will be comprised of the pilot, a nurse or a paramedic. In some instances they will have both a nurse and a paramedic on board. 

From the moment an air ambulance service is called to the moment they deliver the patient to the designated facility, the quality of the patients care is a top priority. These highly trained professionals know that time is of the essence and they know how to get in and get the patient out in a short amount of time. Patients are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. There are a variety of patient care levels that are available depending upon the level of injury or illness that the patient has. Each patient will be quickly assessed and given the level of care required for their safety and health concerns. 



Nurse Or Paramedic On A Medical Flight

The nurse or paramedic will be in touch with the designated facility at all times during the flight and will be following their instructions as well as monitoring the patient for any changes. An IV will be started if one hasn't already been started and the patient will be given the appropriate medications as per the designated facility's instructions. Services are available for transport from small rural hospitals as well as locations that are too far from the major facility or inaccessible via land ambulance services. 

Patients will find that they are given a very high level of care at the scene of a trauma and their chances of survival are greatly increased via the use of an air ambulance in lieu of ground transportation. Heart attack patients will have a much higher likelihood of survival when transported in this fashion. Just as a land ambulance is stocked with medications, trauma kits, medical supplies and the like, an air ambulance is too. They have an ECG machine to monitor patients, CPR equipment, stretchers and oxygen for patients on board. 

Nurses, pilots and paramedics are held to very high standards of training and experience in order to work on an air ambulance. They must meet specific criteria and have specific number of hours, certifications, and experience dealing with trauma patients in emergent situations. Everyone on board is highly trained in proper safety protocol and how to work with the patient. They know how to monitor the weather conditions, air traffic patterns and the time it will take to get to the designated facility. 

As a general rule, all air ambulances have a pilot, co-pilot and two medical crew on board at all times. All of the crew must attend on-going training over the course of the year and be certified accordingly prior to their first flight. 

Individualized medical care is important. Each patient is unique and has their own health issues. No two patients are alike. Angel MedFlight air ambulance personnel are highly trained to offer top quality care to each and every patient transported on their air ambulance. If you are in need of obtaining an air ambulance service, you can request a medical flight here.