Air ambulance refers to aircraft that have been converted into flying intensive care units for air medical transport. Air Ambulance refers to both Rotor Wing (Helicopters) and Fixed Wing (Airplanes). Fixed Wing Air Ambulances are used to transport patients from one facility to another when distance, time, or weather are factors.
Once we determine inter-facility patient transport is necessary, the sending and receiving facilities are notified and must approve the appropriate transport vehicle: ground, helicopter or fixed wing. The patient’s physical and psychological conditions are assessed and a care plan is developed. During transport, continuous assessment and appropriate medical care is provided to keep the patient stable and comfortable. Upon arrival, the air medical crew accompanies the patient to the destination facility and provides the receiving medical providers with a full patient report. The transport team then notifies the patient’s family and the referring facility of their safe arrival at the destination facility.
In many cases a family member or friend may travel with the patient at no additional cost. Each request is assessed individually, taking into account medical recommendations and flight safety. Upon request, a larger aircraft can be scheduled to accommodate a larger party. Our staff will help you make the best choice for your situation.
This complete transfer process includes a ground (transport between the medical facilities, and each airport) and air transport (the air ambulance flight itself). Our staff manages every phase of the patient’s transfer – this can include but isn’t limited to ambulances, private cars, railway connections, meeting ships in port, and commercial flight connections.
Fixed wing air medical transport are generally used for longer emergency transports (over 200 miles) for patients who require emergency care. A fixed-wing air ambulance may also be used in inclement weather conditions in which a helicopter couldn’t fly.
1. Call us at 855-922-7522.
2. Our team will respond quickly and provide flight options.
3. We then will plan and schedule all details for the trip.
4. The patient is flown and arrives at their destination.
Never. We plan, book and fly 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. We are on-call, all the time. Our toll-free number is your hotline to qualified ground personnel around the clock.