Sometimes a patient is stable enough to not need a private air ambulance, but may require monitoring while traveling by air. AeroCare's commercial medical escort option might be a good choice for this type of patient. AeroCare recently provided medical escorts to Poland, Singapore, and in the US.
A medical escort is a non-emergency medical service provided by air ambulance and medical escort companies. Some services provide the full spectrum of medical professionals, including certified paramedics, critical care nurses, Respiratory Therapists and physicians.
The commercial medical escort option is for patients who can sit up in a commercial airliner.
The commercial medical escort option is a more affordable option compared to the private air ambulance option.
When a patient, family member or case manager contacts AeroCare they will speak with an Aero-Medical Case Manager who will determine whether a patient is a good candidate for a medical escort. They will do a medical assessment before scheduling a medical escort to assure that the medical escort is safe for the patient and that the patient can fly commercially.
Once a patient is approved for a commercial medical escort AeroCare will purchase first class or business class airline tickets and will coordinate the entire medical escort. The AeroCare Case Manager will complete the necessary forms with the airlines, arrange for ground transportation and coordinate with the sending and receiving medical facilities.
During the escort the patient will be accompanied by a flight nurse and/or a flight medic during the ground portion of the transport and during the flight. The medical crew will help the patient board and depart the aircraft. They will also constantly monitor the patient's vitals, administer any needed medications, and provide assistance with any other needs of the patient. Once the flight has arrived at the destination the medical crew will accompany the patient in the ground ambulance to the receiving facility. Upon arrival at the medical facility the medical team will provide a post-flight report to the receiving medical staff, and transfer care.
The medical escort option is available for patients that need to be escorted in the U.S. and internationally.
AeroCare is a CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) accredited fixed-wing air ambulance provider. The CAMTS accreditation is one of the most distinguished accreditations an air ambulance provider can attain.
A critical care nurse and flight medic, as well as a two pilot crew, staff all AeroCare's air medical transports.
For more than 21 years, AeroCare Air Ambulance has been a leading air ambulance service provider, providing fixed-wing air ambulance service for patients around the world. AeroCare's 24-hour Communication Center can be reached by calling 800-823-1911 if outside the US or Canada, by calling +1 (630) 466-0900. For more information visit www.aerocare.com
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