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Jet Rescue Air Ambulance introduces the first Learjet 45XR dedicated as Air Ambulance in Mexico And Latin America

October 2, 2012

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance becomes one of the first companies in North America to dedicate the mid-size business jet Lear 45XR to air ambulance service, setting new comfort and safety in the Air Ambulance Industry.

San Diego,California (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 – Air Ambulance leader in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is setting a new standard in patient safety, comfort and care with the introduction of a Learjet 45XR for dedicated air ambulance service.

As Jet Rescue´s latest innovation, the Learjet 45XR offers patients a spacious cabin, that can accommodate up to 2 patients 2 family members and medical team.This Air Ambulance jet is equipped with the latest critical care equipment such as the new Propaq MD, and the Drager Oxilog 3000 ventilator.

“We are introducing the next generation of Air Ambulances in Latin America,” 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 specially where medical care is not as developed like in Mexico and South America .

The Learjet 45XR further elevates the level of service we can provide to our patients and clients.

Last year we started the task of finding the best over-all medevac aircraft to replace the Learjet 35 .

“Our decision to move to the Learjet 45XR 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 for the critically ill and injured patients we transport.

¨ The Learjet 45XR will be the air ambulance aircraft in our fleet’s future”.

The Learjet 45XR has the latest flight management system technology as well as offers additional passenger comforts such as an on-board lavatory, additional luggage space and seating for a family member aboard. The aircraft is equipped with dual stretcher capabilities.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is one of the first Air Ambulance companies in North America to utilize a Learjet 45XR for dedicated air ambulance service. This air ambulance is based at Mexico City Airport (MMTO) currently performing air medical transport missions both domestically and internationally and has worldwide capability.

About Jet Rescue Worldwide Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance, founded in 2007, is based in San Diego,California, and has 2 satellite bases in Mexico to reduce response time to common tourist destinations like: Cabo,Cancun,Puerto Vallarta,Mazatlan,Huatulco,Acapulco and More.

The company coordinates domestic and international air medical transportation services, commercial medical escorts, ground ambulance services and provides direct billing to insurance companies.

Our commitment to quality assures that every single detail is handled carefully and all resources are available to perform flawlessly.Our compassionate team of experts in the air ambulance industry are ready ,willing and able to serve you 24/7.

To learn more about Jet Rescue Air Ambulance,visit us at http://www.jet-rescue.com or http://www.jetrescue.com.mx

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480-522-1080 | Carlos Salinas

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

Welcome to the world of Jet Rescue Air Ambulance

November 11, 2009

This blog is about Jet Rescue Air Ambulance and its life saving service.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is a company that provides Domestic and Worldwide air ambulance service, 24 hours a day 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.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is dedicated to providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care air ambulance to the ill or injured. Our specially trained doctors, nurses and paramedics use helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and ground ambulances to bring a tertiary hospital level of care to our patients.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance stands apart through a passion to deliver a quality service. The commitment to quality starts with our staff selection and is further evidenced by our investments in state-of-the- art-technology.

Outstanding medical care and safety are our top priority!

http://www.jet-rescue.com

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.

http://www.jet-rescue.com

First Latin American Air Ambulance company in process for EURAMI accreditation

November 11, 2009
Jet Rescue Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance, a worldwide provider of air ambulance services with bases in Scottsdale AZ,Guadalajara MX and Toluca MX announces that the organization is the first Latin American Air Ambulance company in process for obtaining the EURAMI (European Association of Aero-Medical Professionals & Organizations) accreditation. Obtaining this prestigious accreditation would be of great importance to Jet Rescue Air Ambulance as it would objectively confirm the quality standards of the company.

EURAMI is a Stuttgart (Germany) based non-profit association of air medical professionals and operators from 27 countries in and outside Europe The association aims to promote air rescue and to develop and harmonize quality standards and to improve patient care and safety in air medical transports.

Quote: “EURAMI Accreditation Standards are periodically revised criteria to assess an Air Medical Service’s level of quality in terms of capabilities, medical management and qualifications, aircraft’s configuration and equipment, operational issues, communications, management policies, quality management, and/or specific requirements for fixed wing and rotor wing aircrafts. These Accreditation Standards are based on legal standards of the European Union (European Standards, e.g. EN 13718-2), international expertise, and the experience of leading European Air Medical Services.”

In order to obtain the EURAMI Accreditation, Jet Rescue Air Ambulance has to accept a specially arranged visit, a thorough inspection, assessment and evaluation performed by a specially trained EURAMI Auditor. When the EURAMI board gives the green light, customers will start to note Jet Rescue’s EURAMI certification and know that they are securing a flight with a reliable air ambulance service.

The EURAMI accreditation would not only show that Jet Rescue Air Ambulance complies with the strict American Air Ambulance standards but also with the European standards!

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

http://www.jet-rescue.com