Flying With the Best Care During an Emergency Transport

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Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance was born out of the need for a higher level of care in the air medical transportation industry.  Most people don’t sit down and plan for emergency medicine; it usually arises when the need presents itself. Emergency is defined as an “unexpected” and usually “dangerous” situation that calls for immediate action. Given the definition, when someone finds themselves in need of emergency care, there is no time to analyze and plan. This is one of the reasons Angel MedFlight spends time educating the public on what air ambulance service is and why it’s important to be prepared for any emergency situation. Angel MedFlight doesn’t provide industry-standard care – we provide unprecedented care. From the very first point of contact with our Flight Coordination team, we go above and beyond for our patients, families and partners until well after the transport is complete.

One of the most important pieces to excellent care in the sky is the medical flight crew. It’s the experience, advanced training, commitment to excellence, passion, and compassion of each individual that puts Angel MedFlight ahead of other air ambulance services.  It’s commonplace in the air ambulance industry to contract-hire medical professionals for each flight. Although there are training and education requirements for flight nurses and flight paramedics, there are significant differences in company operations and service philosophies per organization, making it next to impossible to demand the same level of excellence in patient care from contract-hire professionals.

Directly in line with the reason the company was founded, to elevate the care standard and be a patient advocate, Angel MedFlight ensures that the medical crew is consistently providing exceptional care to every patient on every medical flight. This is done by directly hiring every flight paramedic and flight nurse, thus having the ability to provide orientation, training and continuing education demanding excellence in every aspect of the job. Not only are the flight paramedics required to have EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic), BLS/CPR (Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), but they are also required to have a minimum of three years in critical care transport and in many cases previous flight experience.  Flight paramedics must also obtain Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) within two years of hire. Flight nurses are also required to have three years in critical care/emergency nursing and required to have a current RN (Registered Nurse) license, BLS/CPR (Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), ATLS/TNATC (Advanced Trauma Life Support/Transport Nurse Advanced Trauma Course) as well as prior hospital and flight experience. Flight nurses are also required to obtain the specialty certification CFRN (Certified Flight Registered Nurse) within two years of hire. The powerful combination of education, experience and rigorous hiring standards ensures us that our patients are transported in the most capable hands.

You can never be too prepared for dealing with an emergency. Knowing the training of the medical crew for any medical transportation scenario takes the gamble out of the equation for you and your loved ones. You can rest assured that when you dial Angel MedFlight for your medical transport, you will be in prepared, safe and compassionate care.

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