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angelmedflight   , 42

from Scottsdale

Air Ambulance Safety: A Closer Look

Medical necessity is one of the most important indications for hiring the services of the air medical transport.  For patient that are too sick to transport using the regular commercial flight, air medical flight is there to transport the patient to the health care facility.


Air medical flight uses two aircraft to transport the patient. The helicopter and the airplane depending on the distance will be the consideration for using these aircraft, but mostly for short distance they use the helicopter and for long travel they use the airplane to transport the patient. But both of these aircraft are medically modified to carry state of the art medical equipment used to keep the patient stable during the flight.

Air Medical also has the elite medical team that will give the highest quality of care for the patient. These medical teams are highly qualified and experienced to give care even to the most critical and unstable patient.

“The five members of the National Transportation Safety Board seated at the semicircular dais are demanding answers. Inside the theater-style auditorium at 429 L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C., they grill safety experts and industry leaders for four long days. Their mission: to understand why the previous year was the deadliest ever for emergency medical helicopter flights. One witness solemnly tells the board that, in 2008, the job of EMS helicopter pilot ranked as the most dangerous in America, eclipsing traditionally risky professions like logging, steelworking, deep-sea fishing and coal mining. In the course of 12 months, the expert says, the situation has escalated into a full-blown public health crisis.

Accident statistics don’t lie. And in 2008, the picture they painted was a grim one: Twelve air ambulance helicopter crashes claimed the lives of 29 crew members and patients. Every single one of them made national headlines. At the NTSB hearings in February 2009, board members wanted to know why fatal EMS helicopter crashes suddenly were on the rise. Was it the start of a disturbing new trend or merely an anomaly? What could be done to make sure the industry never experienced a repeat of what happened that year? Experts testified it was time for the air ambulance industry “to change the way it does business” by focusing more on safety and less on profits.

Helicopter EMS safety officially made it onto the NTSB’s “Most Wanted” list of improvements in the fall of 2008. Dozens of recommendations were under consideration as the news media reported the most heart-wrenching details from each of the crashes that occurred that year. Voluntary industry efforts to reverse the accident trend were having little effect, witnesses told the board. Some advocated for forcing EMS helicopter operators to become safer through regulation.

The emotionally charged hearings shed light on an important issue, but they also failed to tell the whole story. While it’s true that the number of fatal air ambulance helicopter crashes was up in 2008, lifesaving flights by EMS helicopter crews were actually becoming safer over time. In fact, an examination of the accident rate per 100,000 hours of flying — the typical barometer for measuring safety in aviation — shows that EMS flying is one of the safer types of operations helicopters are pressed to ­perform. The most dangerous? Personal helicopter flying by nonprofessionals.

Read the entire article by visiting the original post at http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/helicopters/air-ambulance-safety-closer-look


“Much like a van is transformed into a ground ambulance, aircraft are converted into Flying Intensive Care Units for air ambulance use. Air Ambulance refers to both Rotor Wing (Helicopters) and Fixed Wing (Airplanes). Fixed Wing Air Ambulance is used to transport patients from one facility to another when the distance or time period would be impractical for transport by ground ambulance. Although both Helicopters and Fixed-Wing aircraft are suitable for air ambulance use, fixed-wing aircraft is more cost effective at distances over 80 miles. Both turbo-prop and jet aircraft are used and operate at distances ranging 75 miles to 10,000 miles.

What is a “seamless bedside-to-bedside transfer?”

A complete transfer process (“bed-side to bed-side”) includes a ground component (transport between the medical facilities, and each airport) and the air component (the air ambulance flight itself). Flying ICU fully coordinates both ground and air portions of the transport. Flying ICU’s initial arrangements, confirmations, and last minute updates are vital details which are crucial for a smooth, efficient, seamless facility to facility medical transfer.

What is involved in a typical air ambulance transport?

Once we determine inter facility patient transport is necessary, the referring facility must approve the appropriate transport vehicle: ground, helicopter or fixed wing. The receiving facility is notified and communication between the referring and accepting physician is established. The patient’s physical and psychological condition is assessed with consideration of the stressors involved during the air ambulance transport. A plan of care is developed and the patient’s condition is stabilized with the cooperative involvement of the transport team and physicians involved in the patient’s care.

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.

Learn  more at http://flyingicu.com/f-a-q/


Air medical flight is becoming more popular with transporting the patient, but that is not the only services they provide. Here are some of the services of an air ambulance flight.

  • Air medical transport of the patient who cannot receive the necessary medical care that he needs.
  • The fast and safe transport of the patient will increase the quality of life of an individual
  • Air medical transport is used to repatriate a patient due to unexpected accident or injury.
  • Transport of the critically ill patient.
  • Transport of the patient who cannot be transported using the commercial flight.
  • Transportation of the donated organs.

Air medical flights cater for those individuals that need to be transported, but they cannot be on a regular flight due to their medical condition.  Air medical flights are specifically designed to transport a patient who is in critical condition and needs professional care during the flight. In many cases if there is a medical necessity, your insurance will cover your medical flight.

The services of air medical flight can be very expensive, that is why it is only indicated for emergency cases only.  Not to mention that your health insurance policy will not cover for the expenses of the air medical flight if not proven to be a medical necessity. If the claim of the client is rejected the patient will have to cover for the air medical flights bills. And it can be very expensive, that is why the use of air medical flight is highly recommended for emergency cases only.

Watch this video to know more about Air Medical Transport https://youtu.be/PrB3HNjO_Z8

This post was written by Angel MedFlight, you can learn more about us by visiting our OneCallSolution or why we are one of the best brands in the industry. We work with case managers and hospitals to provide unparalleled service to our patients, find out some of the events we are going to attend in 2016 at AMF BPT or Alignable.com.

My Real Life Moment – Steven Hill Story

In 2009, Steven Hill, then 33, experienced both an ischemic (blood clot) stroke and a hemorrhagic (ruptured blood vessel) stroke while on vacation in Jamaica.

He was flown to Florida for life-saving surgery to stop the bleeding and remove the clot. The surgeon performed a craniectomy, the removal of a piece of the skull to allow for brain swelling. The bone flap could not be replaced for almost six months.

Facing a lengthy recovery, healthcare professionals recommended the Hill family contact Angel MedFlight to provide Steven with an air medical transport for his continued care in New England.

This is his inspiring journey of recovery from his initial flight in 2009 to Massachusetts through his efforts to increase stroke awareness in 2012 to his current physical rehabilitation accomplishments.

The original story can be found published on http://blog.angelmedflight.com/2016/01/13/my-real-life-moment-steven-hill-story/


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Addiitonal testimonials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkZ61YU2GZg&list=PLc2PdHy9j0Qt1Lb-FOa-XkAhXuns8ZOS7

Former Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen’s Inspirational Recovery Continues

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen’s continued recovery illustrates how hard work, determination and a positive attitude can impact healing.  In June 2014, the former Olympic swimmer sustained a spinal cord injury from a serious ATV accident, resulting in paralysis below her waist.

With her champion spirit still intact, Amy continues to impress all of those around her. She has become a spokeswoman for spinal cord injury research and travels extensively across the country to raise awareness and encourage health care professionals to keep working toward a cure.

In addition to her public appearances, she continues to make great strides in her personal recovery. Recently, she has advanced to walking short distances with the aid of leg braces and a walker.

See how her inspirational recovery began back in 2014, when Angel MedFlight first transferred Amy to Craig Hospital in Colorado to begin her amazing journey of rehabilitation and healing.

Check out the original air medical transport and story –

Original post was found on AMF's Blog at http://blog.angelmedflight.com/2015/12/30/former-olympian-amy-van-dyken-rouens-inspirational-recovery-continues/


For an update on Amy Van Dyken-Rouen’s remarkable progress please visit http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/best-reads/2015/12/29/amazing-arizonans-amy-van-dyken-rouen-olympian-paraplegic-inspiration/77165454/

Why Angel MedFlight Is The Best Option For Your Medical Transport Needs

If you are looking for the highest quality medical flight company to provide national or international medical transport for your family member, colleague, boss or patient, then Angel MedFlight might be the answer you are looking for. As a top of the line international air ambulance provider, our goal is to provide the highest quality in flight care, quickest and smoothest flights in the best, most equipped aircraft. Our commitment to excellence, as well as our years of experience safely transporting patients has made Angel MedFlight the top choice for transporting patients in a delicate state.

The staff at Angel MedFlight are carefully selected and vetted, using strenuous testing and carefully investigation to ensure that all our nurses and paramedics are the best in their fields. Associates and staff are also carefully selected to ensure they understand the high standard of service we demand, and the code of ethics we expect all of our employees to uphold. All of this is done with the end goal of providing each and every patient get the highest quality care, and safe transport.

We understand that all patients have different needs, and strive to ensure that the air ambulance is personalized with the equipment needed to meet the patients in-flight health needs. This personalized care is continued through the entire trip, from prep and boarding, to in-flight service and arrival at the destination hospital. Our job is to make sure you are as healthy and as comfortable during the flight.

Because we understand the financial toll poor health can have on a family, we will work with you with your insurance claims, going well beyond filing paper work only. That is because we know that that is only the beginning, and we are determined to help you navigate what can be a daunting task of getting insurance to pay for your flight. We work with you, from start to finish, ensuring you get the coverage you need to get your loved one proper care.

If your loved one needs medical transport across country, or internationally, Angel MedFlight can help. With years of experience safely transporting patients we are committed to ensure that teach and every patient gets the personalized attention they need during the flight. The medical personnel and staff are not only well trained and board certified, but carefully vetted to ensure that you receive the best quality care possible.




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Mexico Tourist Destination

Mexico is a country filled with endless history, loving inhabitants, and stunning natural scenery.  It is far, far more than the bustling, Americanized coastlines of Cabo and Cancun, and offers visitors from around the world a taste of a centuries-old culture that never ceases to amaze.

6192289904829002550.jpgThe city of Guadalajara is Mexico’s second biggest city, and offers the perfect first taste of Mexican culture for first-time visitors. Though several other cities throughout the state of Jalisco have retained their classic, un-industrialized essence, much of Guadalajara has been subject to a lot of urban change. However, this doesn’t make it any less wonderful.

A must-see sight is definitely the Cathedral, a landmark that towers over the city with its four adjacent plazas and rich religious history. If you find higher ground somewhere else in the city and look at the expansive skyline, you won’t be able to miss the cathedral’s twin pointed towers and central dome.

Angel MedFlight frequently flies in and out of Mexico, and while we may not have had the time to stop for street tacos or enjoy live mariachi music, we know first-hand how much the beautiful country has to offer. If you find yourself or a loved one in a medical emergency while meandering through Tonala or sampling goods at the tequila distillery, know that you can count on Angel MedFlight Worldwide to transport you home with the utmost care. Learn more at http://www.angelmedflight.com/international-medical-transport-resources/


The original and full post can be read by visiting http://blog.angelmedflight.com/2015/09/04/international-tourist-destinations-in-mexico/


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