Medical Air Service Blog

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

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

5 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, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 ...

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First things first: an air ambulance is an extremely safe method of flying someone from one location to another. 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 an air ambulance trip, individual care is almost always ...

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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?

6 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

24 September 2020

A medical condition that is more frequent than heart attacks or strokes in hospitals and clinics is pneumonia. With this condition being so common, the question “Can you fly with pneumonia?” should not be disregarded.  Can you fly with pneumonia?  Flying commercially with pneumonia is dangerous because of the change in cabin pressure This ...

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Flying with a brain tumour

24 September 2020

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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Flying with cerebral oedema

24 September 2020

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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Similarities between casevac and medevac Casevac and medevac are words that can be seen as a result of coinage, both referring to 'Casualty Evacuation' and 'Medical Evacuation' respectively. What do they mean? Since both refer to the basic principle of transporting individuals, wounded or sick and in urgent need of medical attention, one may ...

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Air Ambulance London

18 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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The meaning of medical repatriation  Repatriation is the process where a person is taken back to their home country. Quite often, most people require medical repatriation services when they get injured or ill when traveling and cannot get the medical treatment they need locally. As a result, they have to be flown back home. This is a case of ...

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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 asked 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: the health of the traveler determines the feasibility of the transport. However, the conditions under ...

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The quality of the healthcare system of Romania is among the poorest in Europe. In the years after the fall of communism only few hospitals were built. Thus, many people prefer to cross the border in order to get reliable and fast medical services if they fall severely ill or suffer an injury in Romania. Here is everything you need to know ...

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Comprised of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is a popular tourist destination for people all around the globe, and many are proud to call the country home for its innumerable beaches, unique landscapes, rich culture, and affordability. The country has recently begun investing more heavily in the quality of healthcare they provide ...

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With its diverse natural landscape, emerging vibrant cities, and rich history, Ghana is both an excellent place to visit and call home. Its economy is growing by around seven percentage points annually, and the country has been widely praised for its success in bringing its citizens out of extreme poverty. At the turn of the millennium, Ghana ...

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What is an air ambulance? An air ambulance is just what it sounds like. It’s an aircraft specially outfitted to transport patients in need of medical care. Often when we think of air ambulances, we think of air rescue helicopters taking patients in need of emergency care or intensive care to the nearest ICU. While that is one version of an ...

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South Africa is an amazing country with a rich history and stunning geography that draws millions of travelers every year. We don’t like to think about illness or injury while we travel, but if you are taking a trip to South Africa, it’s important to know what the medical situation is there and if you might need an air ambulance from South ...

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With its history going back thousands of years and amazing sites like the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt is a destination that millions of travelers flock to every year. While we prefer to think about all the great things when planning a trip, it’s important to also make plans for what to do if you are injured or fall ill while ...

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Flying with COPD

27 March 2020

Many people need to travel to get medical care from a specialist or medical center equipped to treat their condition. However, some medical conditions make it difficult to travel, especially when you need to travel long distances by air. One condition which can adversely affect a person’s ability to fly is COPD. For those suffering from this ...

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