International Life Flight

What is Onboard an Air Ambulance?


What is Onboard an Air Ambulance?

For patients who must travel to a faraway location, but have a condition that makes it dangerous to fly commercially, it is best to book a medical flight on an air ambulance. Air ambulances are essentially like a hospital in the sky, providing transportation along with a team of trained medical personnel to monitor the condition of the patient and provide treatment if necessary for the duration of the trip.

While on a medical flight, you can rest assured knowing that you will be well taken care of. If anything were to go wrong, the necessary medical personnel onboard will provide treatment immediately. On all International Life Flight jets, the patient will be attended to by at least two of the following: state licensed physicians, registered nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists. After accessing the patient’s condition, the proper medical personnel will be identified and booked for the flight.

In addition to experienced, qualified medical personnel, there will also be the proper equipment onboard to treat a patient in any situation. International Life Flight jets provide a medical bed that mounts to the seat tracks inside, and also have life support capabilities, like other medical air ambulances, which typically include the following:

  • Oxygen
  • Cardiac Monitors
  • Defibrillators
  • Intravenous Fluids
  • Ventilators
  • Necessary Medications

International Life Flight also provides bedside-to-bedside service, where the medical crew meets the patient at their current location and travels with them to and from the airport to ensure that they arrive at their end location safely.

We provide you with the very best service while in our care as it is important to us that you feel completely comfortable during the entire transportation process. We schedule everything ahead of time from the crew to the transportation, both ground and air. To learn more about International Life Flight and booking a medical flight, contact us online, or call us at (800) 538-9875.

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