Only medically fully-equipped helicopters and experienced medical personnel are deployed for time-sensitive intensive care transport to ensure the flight is as safe and as comfortable as possible for the patient.
To provide optimum care for patients, the helicopters (e.g. EC 135, EC 145, AS 365 “Dauphin”) are fitted with permanently-installed intensive care equipment that can be extended and modified, if required. This flexibility guarantees fast and safe medical air transport with the shortest possible lead times at any time, day or night. Furthermore, as ambulance helicopters are able to take off and land at hospitals directly, they are particularly suited for time-sensitive intensive care cases.
The standard equipment of an ambulance helicopter includes the following medical resources among others:
- Bucket-type support with vacuum mattress and patient warming system
- Emergency rucksack with special equipment for child and baby care
- Portable intensive-care transport respirator
- Oxygen; infection-protection sets
- Artificial respiration bag with demand valve, as well as vacuum pumps
- Multi-function monitoring for ECG monitoring, blood-pressure measurement, pulse oximetry, capnography and temperature measurement
- Bi-phase defibrillator, as well as external cardiac pacemakers, injection pumps and pressure infusion bags
Depending on the patient‘s condition, we will naturally use additional medical equipment to ensure his or her wellbeing.
Patient transfer by helicopter
For patients who do not need intensive care support but require accompaniment by medical staff, we provide fully equipped ambulance helicopters staffed with highly qualified personnel. Medical transport by helicopter is particularly suitable for shorter routes, e.g. within a country, and enables time-saving and patient-friendly transfer by air. Our operations centre is manned by professional personnel 24 hours a day, and a suitable helicopter service can be available an hour after placing the order.
Since helicopters offer the unique possibility of landing directly at the hospital, patient medical air transport by helicopter has proven to be very convenient, and to ensure the shortest possible travel time for the patient.
As well as inter-hospital transfers by helicopter, we also arrange medevac by ambulance aircraft in a speedy manner, unhindered by bureaucracy, thus sensibly completing the transport chain appropriately for the welfare of the patient.
This enables us to offer you comprehensive transfer services of ambulance flights by helicopter or plane, always as comfortably and as safely as possible.
Be it for flights with ambulance jets or helicopters, we always offer the same comprehensive and personal support since the welfare of the patient is dear to us. And every successful patient transfer begins with the first consultation, free of charge.
Do you want to know more about patient transfers by ambulance helicopter? Then please refer to our FAQ. Or contact us directly by phone, email or by using our contact form. We are available for you 24 hours a day.