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Jet Rescue Air Ambulance Ads Learjet 55 to its fleet

April 2, 2014

Air Ambulance service leader in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean, Jet Rescue, is setting a new standard in patient safety, comfort and care with the introduction of a Learjet 55 dedicated to air ambulance service.

As Jet Rescue´s latest innovation, the Learjet 55 offers patients a spacious cabin accommodating the medical team, up to two patients and two family members. This air ambulance service jet is equipped with the latest critical care equipment such as the new Propaq MD and the Drager Oxilog 3000 ventilator.

“Having a stand-up cabin and enclosed lavatory is important for our clients and crew when flying long distances,” says Carlos Salinas, President and CEO of Jet Rescue Air Ambulance. “With a focus on patient care and safety, we continually look for opportunities to improve the air ambulance industry especially in places medical care is not as developed; such as Mexico and South America.

The Learjet 55 further elevates the level of service Jet Rescue offers its patients and clients.

“Last year we started the task of finding the right airplane to support our 2014 aggressive business plan. “ Our decision to move to the Learjet 55 was motivated by several factors,” says Salinas. “Ultimately, we selected the aircraft because of the advantages it provides our patients. “

The high-altitude capabilities and extended range allow for smoother flights with fewer stops, which is vital to the critically ill and injured patients who are transported.

“The Learjet 55 will be the air ambulance aircraft in our fleet’s future,” says Salinas.

The Learjet 55 has the latest flight management system technology as well as additional passenger comforts such as an on-board lavatory, additional luggage space and seating for a family member. The aircraft is also equipped with dual stretcher capabilities.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is the first air ambulance company in Latin America to own and operate a Learjet 55 for dedicated air ambulance service. This air ambulance is based at Mexico City Airport (MMTO) currently undergoing avionics upgrade to have worldwide capabilities, new paint and new interior.We expect to have it operational in a couple of months .Image

Jet Rescue supports World Aids Day!

November 22, 2012

World Aids DayAt Jet Rescue we would like to ask your attention for the upcoming “World AIDS Day”, observed on the 1st of December.  Every year the 1st of December is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. Public support and programming is encouraged to prevent the spread of HIV infection; awareness and education about HIV/AIDS is provided and compassion is demonstrated for those infected or affected by HIV.

Government and health officials observe the day, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics and since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and approximately 33 million people are infected by HIV.

Declining new HIV infections in children
The area where most progress is being made is in the reduction of new HIV infections in children. Half of the global reductions in new HIV infections in the last two years have been among newborn children.

Fewer AIDS-related deaths 
Antiretroviral therapy has emerged as a powerful force for saving lives. In the last 24 months the number of people accessing treatment has increased by 63% globally.

More investments 
Countries are increasing investments in the AIDS response despite a difficult economic climate. The global gap in resources needed annually by 2015 is now at 30%. In 2011, US$ 16.8 billion was available and the need for 2015 is between US$ 22-24 billion.

Statistically the results are improving but we still are far from being there yet. Please do support this cause and make your colleagues, friends and family aware of this important day. Thank you!

Travelling to Mexico & Health

June 26, 2012

At Jet Rescue Air Ambulance we always recommend travellers that plan to go to Central America to get a comprehensive health and travel insurance. Even though chances are slim that you will have an accident, get sick or ill, it will not harm you to be prepared. In most Central American countries medical facilities are both private and state-organized and generally of a reasonably high standard. Some medicines are available without prescriptions and local pharmacists can diagnose and treat minor health problems.

Vaccinations:

The following vaccines may be “recommended” (there are no compulsory vaccinations for Mexico) for your travel to Mexico. Discuss your travel plans with your doctor in order to determine which vaccines you will need. Do take note that you should visit your doctor at least 4 to 6 weeks before your leaving date. This allows the vaccines to take effect properly.

  • Hepatitis A. Transmission of hepatitis A virus can occur through direct person-to-person contact; through exposure to contaminated water, ice, or shellfish harvested in contaminated water; or from fruits, vegetables, or other foods that are eaten uncooked and that were contaminated during harvesting or subsequent handling. In many countries the risk of infection with Hepatitis A is quite big, which is why a vaccination for most (sub-)tropical countries is recommended.
  • Hepatitis B, especially if you might be exposed to blood or body, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment.
  • Rabies, if you might have extensive unprotected outdoor exposure in rural areas, such as might occur during camping, hiking, or bicycling, etc.
  • Typhoid vaccine. Typhoid fever can be contracted through contaminated drinking water or food, or by eating food or drinking beverages that have been handled by a person who is infected.
  • As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria. A DTP-jab (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) is valid for about 10 years. Most people had a DTP vaccination as a child, but a booster is recommended every 10 years.

Tips – Food and drink:

Water in bottles or marked ‘drinking/sterilized water’ can be drunk without precautions. Sterilized water can be bought at any corner-shop or in supermarkets like Walmart, Costco, etc. Look for brands such as Santorini, Ciel, Bonafont. All other water for drinking, brushing teeth or ice should be boiled or sterilized.

You should only eat well-cooked meals (especially meat and fish), cooked vegetables and peeled fruit. Especially when it comes to the popular “street food” you should check if the food is well-cooked and if hygiene is taken into account. Check if the people that are preparing the food are using food handling gloves and hair nets.

Tips – The sun & heat

Sunstroke is caused by overexposure to the sun or other sources of extreme heat. Not many people know that a sunstroke or heatstroke is actually a life threatening condition. It can easily be prevented by covering your head and face (for example by using shades, a hat, etc). Especially in (sub-)tropical countries it is an unwritten law to always carry a bottle of drinking water with you. Your body relies on water evaporation to stay cool. So when your body is out of water the heat/sun can quickly overwhelm your body’s cooling system, particularly when the air is not circulating. In severe cases, heatstroke can cause organ dysfunction, brain damage, and even death. If you suspect having a sunstroke (feeling light-headed, headaches), you can prevent it from getting worse by drinking water and finding a spot in the shade.

For more health and travel tips do check the Jet Rescue Air Ambulance Facebook page;

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International Air Ambulance Repatriation Services

December 15, 2011

Jet Rescue International Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue International Air Ambulance specializes in offering emergency air care services globally. These services are useful in dealing with emergency cases where patients need urgent medical care which is not within their vicinity. Jet Rescue International air ambulance repatriation can be trusted for medical air transportation globally. Their staff includes professional medics and crew members who have extensive experience in the field of emergency medical care hence, making it easy for clients to choose the best flights, medical services and value. Under a short notice, the Jet Rescue international air ambulances can effect safe and competent repatriation across the globe through the use of private jets or scheduled airlines. Its services include providing medical escorts, facilitating admission to hospitals and ensuring that there is proper medical referral, medical clearance, and transfers from airports.

Using Jet Rescue International Air Ambulance repatriation services in emergency times has added advantages. The airlift medical transportation services offered guarantee that the patient gets to hospital through the safest and fast means possible hence, rescuing lives in time. International Air Ambulances also offer In-Flight Intensive Care. Their emergency rooms in flights have many comparable treatments and Intensive Care Units.  Their doctors, paramedics and nurses are able to provide a wide range of medical care such as defibrillation and ventilation which help keep patients in a stable condition while traveling. Most air ambulances have staff members who are specialists such as critical care physicians and flight surgeons. Depending on the landing conditions, various aircraft such as helicopters and turbo prop planes are present to facilitate easy patient transfer and emergency medical attention. Jet Rescue International Air Ambulance repatriation services can be called upon in times of emergency, accidents or occurrence of a life threatening illness.

Jet Rescue International Air Ambulance paramedics and nurses can be dispatched to remote areas around the globe. With the aging population, the risk of diseases such as strokes and heart attacks is increasing, and these situations call for emergency medical attention. If prompt medical attention and fast transfer to hospital are facilitated, other long term health effects that can ensue as a result of these attacks can be curbed well in advance. Jet Rescue International air ambulances are often useful to the youths in circumstances of accidents ensuing from sports such as surfing and skiing. Also in circumstances where natural calamities such as Tsunamis have occurred, international air ambulance repatriation become proficient moving critical patients out of the affected region. Medical insurance coverage for international air ambulance also helps tourists whenever they fall sick in a foreign country. International air ambulance repatriation enables them receive accurate medical treatment from their home countries.

Jet Rescue international Air Ambulancepicking up patient in Europe

Jet Rescue international Air Ambulance picking up patient in Europe

Jet Rescue International air ambulance stands out as the safest and quick way of offering medical care to loved ones whenever they are sick. Overtime, public awareness about emergency medical care services have improved, and the crucial role that international air ambulances play in saving lives is  appreciated globally. Whenever there is an emergency, impassable roads or lack of qualified medical professionals cannot be taken in as a scapegoat to denying the patients, adequate medical care.

In case of Medical Emergency while travelling in Mexico Call Us 01-00-681-1504

United States and Canada 1-877-704-8396

Worldwide +1-480-522-1080 extension 100

Air Ambulance Crash update

December 9, 2011

Late November, a twin-engine Piper Navajo used for air ambulance service crashed, killing three people including the patient and his wife. The aircraft was transporting the patient and his wife from West Palm Beach, Fla. to Chicago and went down in a wooded area just five miles  of the airport in Riverwoods. Tower recordings shows fuel concerns before plane crash.The aircraft ran out of fuel.

We are deeply saddened to hear of this tragedy and our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims’ loved ones. We wish a full and fast recovery to the accident’s two survivors.

Increasing Awareness to Maximize Safety

This air ambulance fatality is a devastating reminder to take a closer look at safety in air ambulance transport. We cannot change the outcome of  this tragedy, but we can arm you with information that will help you to make the best and safest decision in choosing an air ambulance provider.

The fact is, arranging a medical flight is not something most people do every day; it’s probably not something most people will do in their lifetimes. But it is what we do every day, and we want to ensure that you understand the requirements for a safe, successful medical flight.

Here are some things you should expect in an air ambulance provider:

Well-maintained, medically-dedicated aircraft

Some operators own their aircraft; some have exclusive leases with reputable providers; and some “companies” are actually brokers who broker out flights to the cheapest provider so that they can make the most profit. These distinctions can affect safety and quality of service.

When providers operate their own aircraft or have exclusive operating agreements, they know exactly which aircraft patients are flying on, including condition, maintenance history and safety features. When brokers are choosing operators based on price, there is more likelihood that corners are being cut somewhere along the line. (In this industry, be aware that the best price may not always be the safest decision.)

Ask the following questions:

  • Do you own aircraft yourself or have exclusive use arrangements with specific providers?
  • What type of aircraft will my loved one be transported on?
  • What safety features does the aircraft offer?

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance has an operation agreement in place for the operation of its medically-dedicated Learjets 35s.  We get involved on who’s maintaining the jets, who’s flying them and what condition they’re in. The jets are outfitted with advanced avionic equipment including GPS navigation,Color weather radar, and the latest in collision and terrain avoidance systems (EGPWS, TCAS/TCAS-II, TAWS, etc.).

Each fully customized medical jet is equipped with a self-contained Lifeport  stretcher,critical care equipment, medications, and the latest technology in medical devices and monitoring capability; they are flying intensive care units .

Cockpit view of Air ambulance learjet

Highest FAA rating ATP (Airline Transport  Pilot) with extensive worldwide flight experience.

Who operates the aircraft is just as vital to safety as the aircraft itself. Ask if the air ambulance provider employs their pilots. Inquire into how many pilots will be operating the aircraft. Find out about the pilots’ credentials and experience.

Jet rescue air ambulance pilots preparing for the next air ambulance mission

Jet Rescue air ambulance pilots preparing for its next flight

The flight crew members  that fly on our Learjets have thousands of hours in the air including significant experience in Learjets. Two pilots are in the cockpit on every flight. All pilots have completed simulator training in the aircraft, and have fulfilled or exceeded all FAA requirements.

Experienced, compassionate medical crews prepared for any situation

It is not an uncommon air ambulance industry practice for medical flight crews to have full-time jobs and moonlight as flight nurses/paramedics. This poses a safety concern as medics/nurses often go straight from a hospital shift to the aircraft to care for patients, pushing the limits of mental and physical fatigue.

Ask the air medical transport company these questions:

  • Are your medical personnel full-time employees?
  • How many medical team members will be on the flight?
  • What are their licenses and certifications?
  • Are they flight-experienced?

    Jet Rescue Air Ambulance medical team treat patient onboard Learjet 35

    Jet Rescue Air Ambulance medical team treat patient onboard Learjet 35

 Every member of the Jet Rescue medical crew is a full-time employee with years of experience in emergency medicine. Our  medical crews undergo an extensive orientation and training process including flight Physiology and aviation safety prior to flying with patients. Additionally, all medical personnel participate in 100 hours of didactic and clinical education each year, including training on the Laerdal Sim man.

Both a critical care flight nurse and paramedic accompany the patient throughout the entire transfer. Together, these highly-competent, compassionate teams can handle virtually any incident that might occur during a transport. And they truly care about their patients; many of them keep in touch with patients and families long after the medical flight.

These are  few of the criteria you should expect from a trustworthy air ambulance transportation provider. If you should have any questions at all about air ambulance transfers, call us 24/7  at 877.704.8396

Organ Transportation

July 1, 2010

Scottsdale, Arizona – One of the most important services Jet Rescue Air Ambulance provides is organ transportation needed for organ transplants. Organ transplants are fast-paced medical dramas that hold the promise of a new life. In other words an organ transplant is the moving of an organ from one body to another body or from a donor site to the recipient’s body, with the purpose of replacing the recipient’s damaged or absent organ.

The medical specialists involved in transplant surgeries need lots of skill and experience. With time virtually always against them, they need a transport team they can fully count on.

The Jet Rescue Air Ambulance organ transport service operates both by road and air, depending on the distance of the transport. We have a network of over 3000 Aircraft ready to respond to any emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Next to our network of aircrafts we also have a fleet of all-new, ultra-modern vehicles available to preclude mechanical failures in transit. Our vehicles are equipped with state of the art radio communications as well Global Positional Services (GPS) to track movement and ensure timely arrival at required destinations.

For Jet Rescue Air Ambulance safety is a priority. All aircrafts and vehicles are fully equipped with the latest in avionics and safety equipment. We are 24/7 ready to move medical staff and carry out organ transportation locally, nationally and also internationally.

As well as carrying out organ transportation, we can also transport coordinators and surgical teams. This to ensure that the specialists are always there where they are needed most. The specialists can be transported to the organ-procurement hospital and they can also be brought back to the organ transplant hospital after the surgery.

Jet Rescue Air ambulance service is the choice of hospitals and transplant surgeons, because the company is known for its dependability, speed and precautionary safety measures.

The Jet Rescue Air Ambulance regards its relationship with its clients as more than a business association. The company feels privileged to play a crucial role in saving lives by giving medical teams and patients a strong advantage in their race against time.

Senior citizens abroad and air ambulance transports!

May 26, 2010

Acapulco, Mexico – Travelling abroad is a great way to spend the best years of your life. Every year thousands of senior retired citizens travel south to escape the cold winter weather in the USA and Canada. Statistics sadly enough show that senior citizens are more likely to get sick or injured while travelling.

Let´s take a look at common causes for (elderly) people needing our air ambulance service.

Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure is a syndrome in which the respiratory system fails in one or both of its gas exchange functions. Examples of respiratory failure are cardiogenic or noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, pneumonia, and pulmonary hemorrhage.

It frequently occurs that we transport a patient diagnosed with pneumonia. Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung. It is considered a common illness which can occur in all age groups. It is however a leading cause of death amongst the elderly and people who are chronically and terminally ill.

Heart Problems

Heart problems such as heart failure are a common reason for an air ambulance transport. Heart failure is generally defined as inability of the heart to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body’s needs. It has various diagnostic criteria, and the term heart failure is often incorrectly used to describe other cardiac-related illnesses, such as heart attack or cardiac arrest.

People that have suffered a heart attack while on vacation need medical evacuation. Most heart attacks happen when a clot in the coronary artery blocks the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Often this leads to an irregular heartbeat that causes a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart. A blockage that is not treated within a few hours causes the affected heart muscle to die.

Head Injury

A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury. Below you can find information about brain hemorrhage, a trauma that we frequently encounter at Jet Rescue Air Ambulance.

Brain Hemorrhage is a condition caused by a sudden stroke to a person after blood leaks out from the blood vessels in the brain. This situation occurs due to the break in the wall of blood vessel, the blood spills out of the blood vessel and enters the area where vital tissues and cells of brain reside, killing those tissues and cells; this causes the patient to become seriously ill and needs immediate medication and/or treatment.

Cranial Base Fracture

A skull fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in the skull usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma. If the force of the impact is excessive the bone may fracture at or near the site of the impact. The force of direct impact may cause damage to the underlying physical structures contained within the skull such as the membranes, blood vessels, and brain, even in the absence of a fracture.

Going on vacation is great and the chances that something will happen to you are really small. However that is not a guarantee that an accident won´t happen to you. As always we stress that you take preventative measures before you go on vacation;

–          Get a travel insurance that covers medical cost & evacuation.

–          Ask your insurance company if there is a manual with standard procedures in case of emergencies such as an accident/illness.

–          Always have our 24h emergency phone number on you.  01-800-681-1504 toll free from Mexico