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Avoid Christmas accidents!

December 11, 2012

During Christmas, most homes are packed with family and friends and, in the excitement, accidents await around every corner. Each year, hospital staff treats people for injuries such as falls, cuts and shocks. Almost all accidents are related to the holiday lighting, decorations and Christmas trees.

 

A couple of safety checks & tips to avoid accidents and make your Christmas a pleasant one;

–        Check if outdoor lighting is actually certified for outdoor use

–        Check if the lighting was tested by a recognized testing laboratory and meets safety standards

–        Check each set of lights on damaged sockets and wiring

–        Replace burned-out bulbs with bulbs of the same wattage

–        Turn off all holiday lighting when going to sleep

–        Check box or label if the artificial Christmas tree is fire-resistant

–        Never use lit candles in a tree or near other evergreens

–        Avoid decoration that is sharp or breakable, especially when children with children around

–        Only use flame retardant decorations to trim a tree

–        Do not place the tree near a fireplace or radiator

–        Check if the plants you buy are toxic. Mistletoe for instance is toxic. If you buy toxic plants do make sure children can´t reach them.

–        Do not over-reach yourself when standing on a ladder

 

Be safe and stay safe! Do take our tips into account, it can´t hurt to be prepared. Our Jet Rescue crew wishes you a merry Christmas!

 

About us..

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance specializes in long-range air ambulance transports and is considered to be one of the most experienced air ambulance companies in the world.

Thanks to the excellent quality of our services we have been chosen as an official provider for major insurance and assistance companies around the world.

 

Please be invited to learn more about our company here;

www.jet-rescue.com

Emergency calls

24 hours USA/CANADA
877.704.8396

From Mexico
01.800.830.9202

Outside
+1.480.522.1080
operations@jet-rescue.com

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated. Now where did Thanksgiving come from? Why do we celebrate it? Let us explain.

In the mid 1600´s, a large number of people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to land and settle in a place called Plymouth (America). The first winter they had to survive was extremely cold and the crops they had planted failed in the new climate and unfamiliar soil. As a result of this winter more than half of the people died due to the lack of food.

The few people who survived were saved as Native Americans taught them how to grow corn and other crops, all of which were new food for the settlers. In the next autumn, bountiful crops of corn, barley, beans and pumpkins were harvested. The settlers had much to be thankful for, so a feast was organized. A feast not only for showing gratitude for a good harvest but also to thank the Native Americans for teaching them how to grow and cook these new types of food. This feast is now known as Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving has now has turned into a day to feast with loved ones and to give thanks for the many blessings we have received. As many people share this time with family and friends, thanksgiving is amongst the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. During the 6-day Thanksgiving travel period, the number of long-distance trips increases by a staggering 54 percent!

At Jet Rescue we give you the following travel tips to avoid a “turbulent” trip;

–        Avoid heavy travel days (weekends)

–        Build in extra time to reduce stress

–        Book plane tickets well in advance

We hope your trip will be as a smooth as can be and you will arrive safe at your friends of family´s houses. In the event of you needing to reach us, we are only a phone call away. Our  flight coordination team is available24/7, 365 days a year. Jet Rescue wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Jet Rescue Crew

http://www.jet-rescue.com

24 hours USA/CANADA
877.704.8396

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!

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