Medical Air Service Blog

In our blog, we further elaborate on topics concerning ambulance flights and medical repatriation.

Going to the hospital can be a daunting experience for some. What happens then when you have to travel abroad to receive treatment? How are you going to manage? What about the flight? Will it have the equipment needed? What if you fall sick? What if you cannot even sit properly? How are you going to manage?!  Medical Air Service is here to ...

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The use of helicopters as an air ambulance service dates way back to the Second World War. The first medevac case scenario was to evacuate three British pilot combat casualties in Burma and after that, as from 1950, US forces began using ambulance helicopters during the Korean and Vietnam wars to transport injured soldiers from conflict ...

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When someone is terminally ill, the aim is to maintain their quality of life for as long as possible and to make their end-of-life care as dignified as possible. For this purpose, various hospice settings exist in which terminally ill people are provided with specialised care. The patient's relatives can also be cared for in the hospice during ...

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Ambulance flights are not only provided for patients with acute illnesses. We often also transport people in need of care who are simply no longer able to travel by themselves. Nevertheless, they have good reasons for wishing to take a flight at this time.  Relatives often want to take care of the patient themselves or to accommodate them ...

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Illness or injury are often unpredictable events. Anyone can fall terribly sick, or get severely injured without any warning, despite being in tip-top health. In certain cases, such unfortunate occurrences may necessitate the transfer of the patient to hospital via an air ambulance in order to receive urgent or specialized medical ...

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What is a life flight? A life flight, or air ambulance, is an aircraft that is specially fitted with medical equipment to transport sick or injured persons, as well as accommodate accompanying medical personnel from one medical facility to another, often in another country.   The main types of air ambulances are listed below: Ambulance ...

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What are air ambulances? Air ambulances are aircrafts specially designed and fitted with medical equipment to facilitate the transfer of sick and injured individuals from one hospital to another over medium to long distances. Air ambulances provide a host of benefits to patients: It allows patients to be transferred quickly from hospital ...

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What is an Air Ambulance? A flight or helicopter service that safely transfers sick, injured, or clinically critical people from one location to another is known as an air ambulance. They're crammed with life-saving medical equipment, supplies, and machinery. The air ambulance also has licensed medical professionals, critical care nurses ...

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Life Flight Costs

August 2021

What is an air ambulance? What comes to mind when you hear the term "air ambulance"? An air ambulance is usually a fixed-wing aircraft or a helicopter, used to transfer injured or sick patients across large distances or out of isolated locations in a safe, comfortable, and timely manner. You'd never know it was different from any other ...

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Flying when you have a temperature can be very dangerous for both you and the other passengers. During a flight the already increased risk of thrombosis increases further, a sick passenger whose immune system is weakened will find it difficult to rest on the plane, and, depending on the illness, there is also the risk of infecting other ...

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First things first: an ambulance flight is an extremely safe method of transporting patients. The modern medical equipment in an ambulance jet, which is similar to that of an intensive care unit in a hospital, enables excellent care to be given. In addition, during the flight, individual care is almost always provided by a specialised flight ...

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Few non-sufferers know how severe the limitations are that are the result from instability of the cervical spine. If the connection between the head and the spine is exceptionally mobile, for example due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – an inherited condition that affects the body’s connective tissues – this can compress the spinal cord, or various ...

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In almost every country in the world, the second wave of Coronavirus caused dramatic changes in autumn 2020, including in the use of ambulance flights: in October, November and December 2020, one in three flights operated by Medical Air Service (34.6%) took place because the patient had Coronavirus (COVID-19). For comparison: for the first ...

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The case of Alexei Navalny has been all over the media in recent weeks. The well-known Russian opposition leader suddenly collapsed on Thursday, 22.08.2020, on a domestic flight to Moscow, and had to be taken to hospital. On the same day he was put into a medically induced coma. At the request of his colleagues, Mr Navalny was taken to Berlin ...

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Fit to fly?

October 2020

In the case of acute illness, chronic conditions, or during pregnancy, the question arises whether a patient is "fit to fly". Before certifying the fitness for travel, the medical condition of the passenger has to be assessed carefully for medical clearance. But who is in charge of making the final decision? Is your GP's decision final? And ...

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Flying with pneumonia

September 2020

Contents What exactly is pneumonia? Why is flying with pneumonia a problem? Sea Level Flight – flying with pneumonia How much does a Sea Level Flight cost? Flying with pneumonia: when does the insurance company cover the costs? Any further questions? Contact us What exactly is pneumonia? Pneumonia is the world's second most common ...

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In Germany, around 7,000 people a year fall ill when a problem occurs when there is a failure in the regulation of the proliferation of new cells as new tissue is forming in the brain. This is commonly referred to as a brain tumour.  What exactly is a brain tumour? The simplest way to describe a brain tumour is to look at it as an ...

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There are some health conditions that only become apparent following another disease. Sometimes such disorders can be more dangerous than the disease that causes or triggers them. This is certainly true of cerebral oedema (brain swelling). What is cerebral oedema? Basically, the term cerebral oedema exists under three different ...

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Contents Similarities between casevac and medevac What is casevac What is medevac What are the differences between casevac and medevac? Contact us Similarities between casevac and medevac Casevac and medevac are both portmanteaus whose definitions are both a combination of two words, namely 'Casualty Evacuation' and 'Medical ...

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Air Ambulance London

September 2020

London is home to a population of approximately 9 million people, and one of the largest and oldest cities in the world, with a rich, vibrant history stretching back to the Roman empire. The city is renowned for its economy, architecture, culture and iconic landmarks. London is one amongst many cities across the United Kingdom that are ...

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Repatriation is the process where a person is taken back to their home country. Quite often, however, most people require medical repatriation when they get injured or ill and cannot get the medical treatment they need locally. As a result, they have to be flown to the closest suitable medical facility. Medical Air Service clients are often ...

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Should you or a loved one require emergency medical repatriation, an air ambulance from Dubai is one of the fastest ways to transport a critically ill patient.  Initial, quick medical attention at local hospitals will often suffice. Later on, however, most patients will typically want to go home for further treatment in their home country ...

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Should you travel abroad to Bangladesh and fall ill or suffer a severe injury, local hospitals might not have the capability to provide effective care for you. In such a situation, an air ambulance from Bangladesh can be your lifeline in times of trouble. That’s where Medical Air Service comes in. To begin with, our air ambulance from ...

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Under what conditions is a medical repatriation possible? This question is probably posed by many patients who have been seriously ill or have had an accident during a stay abroad. Depending on the situation, different aspects play a role: medical factors determine the feasibility of a patient transport. However, the conditions under which ...

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