How is an air ambulance equipped?

The equipment inside most air ambulances is the same as you will find in an intensive care ward: one – or, in larger planes – several mobile hospital beds (the stretchers on which patients are transported) and many medical devices, which constantly analyse patients’ vital signs and emit an alarm signal if there is a problem.

How is an air ambulance equipped?

The equipment in each air ambulance can include everything from breathing apparatus and monitoring systems, pacemakers and defibrillators to blood transfusion equipment and a comprehensive supply of medication. Air ambulances will carry adrenalin, propofol, beta blockers, anti-coagulants (blood thinners), such as heparin, and many other emergency medications. Thanks to the versatile equipment on board air ambulances, we are able to carry ventilated patients safely and at short notice. All medical equipment and medication carried on board is specially selected to fit the needs of the patient who is being transported. In this way, we can always ensure we deliver the best possible medical care to each patient.

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