International Air Ambulance Service – Domestic Service – Commercial Medical Escort
Many Medical Transportation companies will offer service to and from any area in the United States. They have quick and effective deployment from their home base and can hustle to most locations within very limited timeframes. This action keeps cost competitive with other transport services.
International Air Service: If you require out-of-the-country air ambulance service make sure you check to verify if there are foreign countries they will not fly to. Most all of these jet planes are equipped with state of the art avionics allowing them to fly most any place in the world.
Commercial Medical Escort: For patients that are in a reasonably stable condition and able to be seated in a commercial aircraft, some Medical Transport companies will provide a medical escort. Many patients find this convenience to be a safer alternative to using a private air ambulance. Of course, prior to allowing this consideration, the Medical Transport company will perform a medical assessment prior to arranging the trip to insure that it is safe for the patient to fly on a commercial plane. Once approval is given, a first class or business class seat can be arranged. Note: usually the patient will have an RN medical escort assisting on the trip.
Ambulances can be run on a non-profit basis, as well as a for profit basis. Either way, we need them in our lives for our safety. Not only do ambulances quickly arrive to the area of the emergency and quickly transport the person in need of emergency care directly to the nearest emergency room center, they also can provide a number of life saving techniques aboard the ambulance to help the person in need of care before they arrive at the emergency center.
Most ambulances come with several items needed in order to treat emergencies, such as a gurney, gauze, saline solution for IV use, and much, much more. Usually, two or more EMT’s or emergency medical technicians, will be in the ambulance, and are able to provide care for those that need it before they reach the hospital. EMT’s can perform lifesaving techniques, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This technique can restore a breathing pattern to someone who was otherwise not breathing, keeping them alive long enough to reach the hospital, where further emergency care can be provided to them by emergency room doctors and nurses.
According to www.nydailynews.com, the average EMS and ambulance response time in the six months spanning from June to December 2013 was a mere nine minutes and twenty three seconds. Without ambulances, it would be nearly impossible to get emergency care in under ten minutes, unless they were in a close radius to their local hospitals emergency room.