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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

Jet Rescue flies through the winter season!

January 14, 2010

Scottsdale Arizona – Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is a company that provides domestic and worldwide air ambulance service, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The company provides specialized medical teams to critically ill and injured patients anywhere in the world and has the capability to organize the most complex repatriation missions.

Many people ask themselves how an air ambulance copes with difficult weather circumstances such as we are seeing this winter. Fast moving fronts, ice fog, strong winds, snow and flat light conditions are part of the winter period. These conditions require careful planning in order to minimize their effects. For these kinds of conditions special winter operating procedures are in place. Let us have a look at both take-off and landing as this is regarded by most people as the most delicate part of flying and aircraft

Take-off

Before an air ambulance aircraft takes off, the second officer checks if there is ice on the wings and reports his findings to the air ambulance captain. For take-off it is necessary to have the wings clear of ice or anything that will adhere to the wing and cause a reduction in lift or alter the aerodynamics of the wing. In case ice was found on the wings the captain calls in the ground crew for de-icing the air ambulance.

After a call from the air ambulance captain the ground crew heads to the air ambulance and de-ices the airplane with heated de-icing fluid which consists of Ethylene or Propylene Glycol, diluted with water. This special fluid is sprayed, under high pressure, onto the air ambulance to melt the frost, ice and snow. Once the airplane is de-iced, the air ambulance is ready for take-off. The de-icing takes place about 15 minutes before take-off.

Landing

In winter conditions the runway surface can be very treacherous. Before landing advanced information about the current conditions of the runway is obtained by our air ambulance captain.

When landing is in process, visibility is of the upmost importance. The air ambulance co-pilots` job is to monitor the aircraft instruments. He is in charge of making sure that the control navigation system is working correctly. The air ambulance captain is in charge of monitoring the instruments until the aircraft gets near visibility minimums. If the runway lights are in sight, and the aircraft is due to snow or rain at or above visibility minimums, the air ambulance captain will disconnect the autopilot and land the air ambulance manually.

Winter conditions such as ice fog and snow can only make flying dangerous if winter operating procedures are not in place. If you choose Jet Rescue Air Ambulance as your air ambulance provider the patient is guaranteed a smooth and safe flight, no matter what season we`re in!

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Jet Rescue Air Ambulance brings home a critically ill American tourist from China

November 11, 2009
Flight Coordination Department - Air Ambulance

Flight Coordination Department - Air Ambulance

On July 29 th 2009 Jet Rescue Air Ambulance transported on one of its air ambulances an American tourist that had experienced serious medical problems while on vacation. The patient was diagnosed with Pneumonia, shortness of breath and was connected to a ventilator. Both doctors and family decided it was better for the patient to be transported back to the US in order to receive adequate medical care.

Jet Rescues` highly trained and compassionate medical team transported the patient from Shangai, China to Los Angeles California via air ambulance.

Jet Rescue air ambulance`s medical infrastructure allows transporting critically ill patients that are ventilator dependant from one continent to another.

For Jet Rescue Air Ambulance it was important that the patient and its family did not get confronted with the burden of all the bureaucracy, paperwork and hassle that comes with an air ambulance transport. Especially in China the language and cultural barrier can cause big delays and frustration to the patient and its family.

The Jet Rescue Air Ambulance flight coordination department made all the necessary arrangements to fly this patient back home bedside to bedside despite the fact that it was a Holiday in China.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance commitment is to provide safe, quality, affordable air medical transport and relieve case managers and patients’ families of the burden of travel logistics.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance always stresses for people to check if they are covered for air ambulance transportation when travelling outside of the United States.

With the rising cost of medical fees overseas, foreign facilities not accepting US Insurance and sometimes sub standard medical care it is important to buy a travel protection plan.

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New Learjet 35-A added to the Jet Rescue Air Ambulance fleet.

November 11, 2009
Jet Rescue Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance, an air ambulance company with its headquarters in Scottsdale AZ and with further satellite bases in Long Beach CA, Fort Lauderdale FL, Toluca MX and Guadalajara MX, has proudly presented the latest addition to its fleet; a Learjet 35-A. The Learjet will be the second Learjet stationed at the Toluca Airport Jet Rescue Hangar, a few miles from Mexico City.

The Learjet 35-A has been modified with the Extended Range package from Raisbeck engineering and includes:
Extended Tip tanks, Delta Fins, ZR Lite

The medical Interior is custom made and has a Lifeport plus Stretcher system, dedicated medical cabinets and full modern ICU equipment. In addition the aircraft is equipped for worldwide missions. The avionics include TCAS II with change 7 collision avoidance, dual UNS-1 flight management systems, dual HF radios, FM immunity, 8.33 Mhz. frequency spacing, and a 4-tube EFIS system.

The air ambulance aircraft will be crewed by 2 highly experienced pilots,2 ICU trained medical personnel and will be operated by Mexican DGAC Part 135 equivalent Certificate Holder Aero Jl S.A.

http://www.jet-rescue.com

Having the best medical equipment does make a difference

November 11, 2009
Medical Equipment Air Ambulance service

Medical Equipment

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance always strives to have the most reliable state-of-the-art medical equipment in the air ambulance industry. It is also the company’s policy that the equipment used by the medical team is less than 4 years old. Now, why is this so important? I hear you think.

The following example is just one of many that show that the quality of the medical equipment does make a difference. On the 2nd of November 2009 Jet Rescue Air Ambulance transported a Bariatric Patient with Pneumonia from a hospital in Saltillo, a city in Mexico, to the receiving hospital in Dallas.

The ventilator at the Hospital in Mexico could not support this 228 kilos (About  417 lbs.) patient. To make the situation even more worrying, the equipment used by the initially contracted Air Ambulance Company was also unable to support this patient. The patient’s O2 saturation was below 89.

Jet Rescue’s Draeger Oxylog 3000 once again proved that there is no other transport ventilator with the same capabilities! Without any problem at all the Oxylog 3000 supported this patient and the O2 Saturation during the bed-to-bed transport remained at a satisfactory level of 97%!

This patient was experiencing a life threatening situation and was in critical condition. Imagine if you or your beloved ones are in a similar life threatening situation. Would you want to depend on medical equipment that is outdated or just not up for the task?  Exactly, and that is why Jet Rescue Air Ambulance strives to have the best, state-of-the-art and most reliable medical equipment!

The Jet Rescue Air Ambulance medical equipment that is available for each flight consists of;

– Zoll M Series CCT fullu loaded  Monitor/Defibrillator/Pacemaker

– Laerdal Portable Suction Unit

– Dräger Oxylog 3000 transport ventilator/Oxylog 2000 back up ventilator

– Propaq encore 206 backup monitor

– Portable laboratory Abbott i-STAT

– Siui Cts 900 portable ultrasound

– Ultrasound scanner for mobile use in and outside the aircraft with 5-inch  TFT LCD, 256 grey shades, Memory up to 160 images, 2-kg weigh

– ACLS and Specialty pharmacy

– Trauma Equipment

– Advanced Airway Management

– Lifeport Self contained ICU stretcher with 12,000 lts of Oxygen, unlimited suction and   unlimited medical air.

– Draeger TI 500 transport incubator Globe Trotter.

– 3 110 v electrical outlets

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