When an emergency medical situation arises, air ambulance evacuation may be necessary to transport the patient to a higher level of care medical facility for treatment. In such cases, AirEvac International can provide safe, reliable, and efficient air ambulance services. However, if you have never been on an air evacuation flight before, you may be uncertain about what to expect. This article will guide you through the process so you can feel more prepared.

Pre-Flight Planning

Before the flight, AirEvac International will coordinate with the patient’s healthcare team to determine the most appropriate medical transport plan. They will take into account the patient’s medical needs, the distance to the destination, and the available transport options. You will also receive information on what to bring, what to wear, and what to expect during the flight.

Medical Assessment

Before leaving the sending hospital, the medical flight crew will perform a comprehensive medical assessment to determine the patient’s condition and medical needs. This will help them prepare for any medical emergencies that may occur during the flight. They may also administer medication, connect you to portable equipment, and provide oxygen if necessary.

Arrival at the Airport

Transportation to the airport will happen on a local ground ambulance with our medical flight crew onboard to continue monitoring of the patient. When you arrive at the airport, your medical flight crew will help you through the check-in process and take you to the aircraft. Depending on the patient’s condition and medical needs, you may be escorted on a stretcher or in a wheelchair.

Boarding

AirEvac International’s air ambulance fleet is equipped with the latest medical technology and equipment to ensure patient safety and comfort during the flight. Patient will rest comfortably on an FAA approved medical stretcher and the medical team will provide assistance and support throughout the flight. Most times an additional companion can travel with patient as needed.

In-Flight Care and Monitoring

During the flight, the medical team will closely monitor the patient’s condition and provide medical care as needed. The aircraft is equipped with advanced medical equipment and technology, including controlled medications, ventilator, ECG monitor, and defibrillator, to ensure the highest level of patient care.

Arrival at the Destination

When the aircraft lands, the medical team will safely transport the patient to the medical facility, where they will be handed over to the receiving medical team. The medical team will also ensure that the patient’s medical records and equipment are transferred to the receiving facility.

Post-Flight Follow-Up

After the flight, AirEvac International will follow up with the patient and their healthcare team to ensure that the patient’s medical needs are being met. They will also provide any necessary medical equipment or medication to ensure a smooth transition to the receiving facility.

An air evacuation flight with AirEvac International can provide safe and efficient medical transport for patients in need. By following the steps outlined above, you can feel more prepared for what to expect during an air evacuation flight. Remember, AirEvac International is here to help when you need it most.

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