When it comes to air ambulance services, safety is of the utmost importance. That’s why for the last 20 years, Aero Med Express has been using FlightSafety International programs to ensure our pilots receive the best training to transport our patients as safely as possible.
As time progresses and we learn more about the impact of strokes on the human body, it only makes sense to review and modify EMS stroke protocols as appropriate. Medical and health experts across the globe are coming to a consensus that additional rules should be implemented to guarantee patients are transported to Level 1 stroke facilities as quickly as possible.
Air ambulances have been around for over a century, serving individuals and organizations. This concept of medical support by air travel began with the military as early as the First World War. Throughout the following decade numerous air services began to appear. Here's a brief history of the air ambulance industry.
Many times when discussing critically ill patients, especially in a trauma situation, it is common to hear the phrase "golden hour" when referring to the timeline of receiving medical care. But what is the golden hour, and why is it important?
The wait for patients on the organ transplant list can often last a long time, but once the call does come in, the countdown begins to get patient and organ to the transplant facility as quickly as possible. There are a number of scenarios in which air ambulance transportation is the only way that a potential organ recipient can successfully get from their home to the transplant facility in time.
While air ambulance flights are often a life-saving service, they can also be a costly one. That's why it's important to determine how an air ambulance will be paid for prior to transporting yourself or a loved one. Aero Med Express will assist you in every way we can with obtaining funds for the flight.
When using the term “air ambulance” it’s important to know that it encompasses multiple types of aircraft that are used for medical purposes. A good definition is “a specially outfitted aircraft, that transports injured or sick people in a medical emergency or over distances or terrain impractical for conventional ground ambulance.” These aircraft fall into two difference categories: rotary-wing and fixed-wing.
A recent article published by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette states that new research shows over 20% of patients discovered they had been misdiagnosed by their primary care provider after getting a second opinion at "one of the nation's premier medical institutions."
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, told employees in a recent speech that the Rochester, Minn.-based system will "prioritize" patients with private insurance over Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries if the patients have similar conditions and seek care at the same time, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.