How It Works – Airborne Air Ambulance

By: Airborne Air Ambulance  09-12-2011
Keywords: flight, medical care, Air Ambulance

As a caseworker, family member or patient, your knowledge of how air ambulance services work — a highly regulated field — can be helpful in planning medical transportation for yourself or a loved one.

Airborne Air Ambulance offers these helpful insights into the medical transportation planning process in general and stands ready to answer specific questions.

Identify Medical Transportation Itinerary

A major step at the planning stage is confirming an itinerary, sometimes easier said than done when bedside to bedside medical care is taken into consideration. It takes an experienced support system to make every connection with ground transportation and medical facilities, crew and staff, departing and arriving — every time.

“And do it for more than 25 years,” says Airborne Air Ambulance.

“The best medical flight providers are more than in-the-air guys,” said Dr. Wayne Lyle, M.D.,  licensed pilot and emergency and flight-medicine specialist.

“Experienced air ambulance services understand that bedside-to-bedside care means a higher level of service than you’d get from someone who’s thinking hangar to hangar,” Dr. Lyle said.  “Bedside to bedside is absolutely in the best interest of the patient — what we call the gold standard,” he said.

Identify Medical Transportation Documentation Needs

A major feature of air ambulance quality is its commitment to documentation. Caseworkers regularly inform patients and families that there will inevitably be some paperwork and the exchange of crucial medical and personal information.  One way that professional caseworkers speed up the process,  said Airborne Air Ambulance’s senior caseworker,  is by registering in advance with the air ambulance company.

Not to toot our own horn or anything, but Airborne has from its earliest days recognized the crucial role documentation plays in a patient’s well being, in a family’s understanding, and in health records management.  The medical, flight and support staff are skilled and knowledgeable about  the sometimes-complex documentation associated with medical charts, FAA reports and certifications, and insurance-related communications and record keeping.

Keywords: Air Ambulance, flight, medical care, Medical Transportation

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Level of Care – Airborne Air Ambulance

Advanced Life Support is a network of staff and equipment that includes basic life support and adds the the means to perform cardiac defibrillation, control dysrhythmias, insert IV lines and administer drugs, and establish and maintain airways. Typical equipment on a BLS flight includes an FAA approved stretcher, oxygen, cardiopulmonary monitoring, and support for breathing and circulatory-system issues.


Concierge – Airborne Air Ambulance

Medical Concierge Specialties– Coordination with insurance carriers.– Multi-lingual communication.– Personalized preferences to accommodate patients, families and care providers.– Medical escorts and commercial-flight assistance. Our 100-percent safety record and reputation for compassionate, high-quality medical transportation have made us the professional caseworker’s first call for more than a quarter century.


Affordability – Airborne Air Ambulance

Again, we charge what we are billed, never imposing a price higher than the item’s cost to us.Medical air transportation costs are covered by many traveler-insurance policies, emergency riders on policies, and a wide variety of private medical plans. We may also establish alternate payment methods that are appropriate to individual situations, including the national healthcare plans of sovereign nations.


Safety – Airborne Air Ambulance

Medical transport planning first identifies medical need,” said Wayne Lyle, M.D., Medical Director for Airborne Air Ambulance’s global planning team. The medical decisions include specific evaluations regarding basic, advanced or critical life support equipment and services. Our FAA-certified pilots and aircraft have safely delivered thousands of patients to their medical flight destinations.


Services – Airborne Air Ambulance

Each passenger-patient and every family member benefits from Airborne’s individualized care and compassion, guaranteed to reduce the stress and uncertainty of moving an ill or frail loved one, bedside to bedside. Bedside to bedside, Airborne Air Ambulance flies air routes globally and guarantees all ground connections, bedside to bedside, home to hospital and back again.