In the case of time-sensitive aeromedical transport, only fully medically equipped ambulance jets, with experienced medical personnel on board, are used to ensure safe and gentle medical transport.
To provide optimum care for patients, the ambulance aircraft (e.g. Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Citation Jet, Bombardier Challenger or Beechcraft King Air) are fitted with permanently-installed intensive care equipment that can be extended with additional facilities, if required. This flexibility guarantees fast and safe medical air transport with the shortest possible lead times at any time, day or night.
Medical Equipment on board an Ambulance Jet
The regular equipment of our ambulance jets includes the following medical equipment:
- Intensive Care Unit with vacuum mattress and patient loading system
- Central oxygen tank (6,000 litres) and optional reserve tank
- Multi-parameter intensive-care transport monitor
- Compact defibrillator/monitor system
- Intensive-care respirator for complex artificial respiration cases
- Portable blood gas analyzer
- Satellite telephone for global communication
This is just a listing of our standard medical equipment on board, but we will obviously use additional comprehensive equipment, depending on the patient’s medical condition, to ensure his or her wellbeing.
Medevac of Intensive Care Patients
With our air ambulance, we are able to safely repatriate patients, even those in need of intensive care with the most complicated diagnoses. Patients who are travelling with us receive excellent care on board and arrive at their destination within the shortest possible time. Highly specialised intensive care physicians accompany patients during their medical repatriation and can, if necessary, intervene immediately. It is even possible to adjust the cabin pressure to the pressure conditions on the ground, providing for a so-called sea level flight, which is strictly necessary for repatriating patients with some diagnoses.
Of course, we also provide the necessary transfers in an ambulance from the hospital to the airport, and after the flight in the air ambulance, to the clinic at the destination. Our comprehensive bed-to-bed care is particularly useful for seriously ill patients as it helps to minimise possible waiting times for patients and families, and ensures the necessary care is guaranteed during the entire transfer.
If you want to know more about the organisation of intensive care transport by ambulance aircraft please visit our FAQ here.
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