When people think of air ambulances they may only think about severe medical emergencies in remote areas. While our air ambulances can be used in medical emergencies when a hospital is not nearby there are a wide range of patients that we serve.
The most common patient transported by air ambulances is someone who needs to get to a hospital that is over 200 miles away, requiring medical attention along the way. Patients that need our help in this situation are usually on vacation and need to be flown home because of serious medical conditions. The patient could have become ill or had an accident while traveling or could have had a previous medical condition arise again at the worst possible time. Sometimes patients who travel would rather go home to their own hospital to receive care.
Not all of our clients have critical care needs. The reverse of the traveler who had a medical emergency is someone undergoing medical treatment that would like to be transported somewhere. Air ambulances can also be used by people battling medical issues that would like to take a trip to help with recovery. We receive requests all the time from people who want to travel but need to have medical care en route and during their vacation. Air ambulances in this case provide a vital service by allowing people who are ill the chance to live a relatively normal life.
Air ambulances also help people in need of all ages. Certain infants or the elderly may need to travel but cannot by normal transportation means. If an elderly person is moving to a different care facility across the country to be closer to family, air ambulances can provide transport and a full medical staff.
Sometimes the medical staff can accompany a patient on a normal commercial flight however air ambulances are usually used so the person can have privacy. Some commercial flights may not be able to transport a patient if the patient needs a stretcher. Air ambulances also offer the patient and family worry-free bedside to bedside services that commercial flights often can not provide.
Travel Care Air has a fleet of air ambulances equipped with the best equipment to serve you no matter what your needs. At Travel Care Air our staff understands how to make your flight as comfortable and safe as possible regardless of your medical needs. For more information about our air ambulances and to get health tips like us on Facebook.