When the need for medical air service arises, your comfort, well-being, and, ultimately, survival depend largely on the actions of the trained medical staff on board. Air ambulance flight nurses are an important part of this medical transportation team: their comprehensive training in critical care and emergency medicine ensures you make it safely and peacefully from one point of transfer to the other.
Medical nursing has its roots in commercial flying: the first flight attendant in 1930 was a registered nurse, and hiring nurses as attendants became common practice. During World War II, flight nurses assisted wounded soldiers during evacuation missions, and they continue to be essential to military medical flights.
Today’s civilian flight nurses are essential to the safe delivery of patients afflicted with every imaginable trauma, disease, or injury. Many have areas of specialty such as pediatrics or burns, ensuring that all patients get the specialized care they need. From inserting breathing tubes to complex intravenous lines, medical flight nurses are capable of and responsible for many levels of patient care.
At International Life Flight, our nurses are compassionate, meticulous, and highly-trained. All are graduates of accredited nursing schools with a minimum of three years’ experience in critical care nursing. Furthermore, each and every member of International Life Flight’s medical transportation team is board certified, air certified and has at least five years of experience in emergency medicine. In addition to a rigorous initial orientation and skill assessment, all air ambulance flight nurses are required to engage in continuing medical studies. To learn more about our expert medical flight staff and bedside-to-bedside transfer services, call us at (425) 320-6667 or contact us online.