Air Ambulance With Bedside To Bedside Transportation
Table of Contents
- Introduction – Air Ambulance Transportation with Bedside to Bedside Service
- Basic Life Support Ground Ambulance (BLS.)
- Everyday BLS Transport Situations Include:
- Advanced Life Support Air & Ground Ambulance (ALS.)
- Everyday ALS Transport Situations Include:
- Frequently Asked Questions about Air Ambulance with Bedside to Bedside
Air Medical Transport provides Domestic & International fixed-wing air ambulance transportation. We work with sending and receiving doctors, case managers, and medical staff to coordinate each air ambulance transportation and keep everybody involved well informed. We synchronize the fixed-wing air ambulance and ground transportation for a seamless bedside-to-bedside medical care continuum.
The types of air ambulance and ground ambulance transportation that we can arrange in advance are the following:
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT GROUND AMBULANCE (BLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS) includes providing basic medically necessary supplies and services by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
BLS requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED), providing oxygen therapy, and relieving airway obstructions in patients of all ages.
BLS ambulance transports provide vital pre-hospital, post-hospital, and non-emergency medical transport for critically ill, non-critical, and emergent patients that do not require cardiac monitoring. EMTs can also stabilize and safely transport patients from non-emergency and emergency response services to life-threatening emergencies.
Everyday BLS transport situation includes:
- Discharge to home or sub-acute care facilities (nursing homes, rehabilitation, assisted living facilities).
- Psychiatric patients not requiring chemical restraints.
- Medical and surgical patients do not require advanced interventions or cardiac monitoring.
- Transporting the air ambulance transport team that cares for the patient bedsides to and from the airport.
Most BLS transport services can perform essential life support interventions, such as manual resuscitation, oxygen therapy, suctioning, pulse oximetry, splinting, bandaging, and spinal immobilization. Advanced interventions such as advanced airway, mechanical ventilation, and intravenous therapy are not typically included in BLS transport services.
EMTs’ capabilities on BLS transports may vary depending on the local laws established by each country and their state department of health laws where the transfer takes place.
ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT AIR & GROUND AMBULANCE (ALS)
Advanced Life Support (ALS) includes the same provision as Basic Life Support plus advanced medically necessary equipment, supplies, and medical interventions with a Paramedic (EMT-P).
ALS. Transports are equipped as Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU). ALS ambulances are operated by highly skilled and trained staff and carry the necessary medical equipment to stabilize, treat, and transport patients to a hospital emergency department, cath lab, trauma center, or inter-facility transfer.
The paramedic’s main focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for patients who need urgent medical attention. They have the knowledge and skills required to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics work as part of a team under medical direction to provide interventions with basic and advanced equipment. They are a critical medical link for air ambulance transportation from the scene to the healthcare system.
Everyday ALS transport situations include:
- Medical and surgical patients requiring advanced interventions such as cardiac monitoring, intravenous therapy, advanced airway, mechanical ventilation, or noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring.
- Interfacility transfers between hospitals, long-term acute care, cath lab, stroke centers, burn centers, and acute specialty medical centers.
- Psychiatric patients that require chemical restraints.
- Most air ambulance transportation and MEDEVAC services use paramedics specially trained in-flight physiology as part of their standard flight team.
The Paramedics’ capabilities on ALS transports may vary depending on the local laws established by each country and their state department of health laws where the transfer takes place.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AIR AMBULANCE WITH BEDSIDE-TO-BEDSIDE TRANSPORTATION
What is Air Ambulance with Bedside-to-Bedside Transportation?
Air Ambulance with Bedside-to-Bedside Transportation is a comprehensive aeromedical transport service that involves transporting patients from the sending to the receiving location bed. Our services are designed to provide safe and efficient aeromedical transport for patients who require medical attention during the flight.
What does Bedside-to-Bedside Service include?
Our Bedside-to-Bedside Service includes a team of aeromedical professionals who accompany the patient during the entire bed-to-bed transport journey. The team will manage the patient’s medical needs, including monitoring vital signs and providing critical medical care as needed. The air and ground transportation is arranged for an interrupted origin-to-destination transport.
What types of patients can benefit from Bedside-to-Bedside Service?
Our Bedside-to-Bedside Service is suitable for patients who require intensive medical attention during transport, including those with critical medical conditions who require mechanical ventilation, IV infusion medication, and or cardiac monitoring therapy during transport.
How does the Air Ambulance with Bedside-to-Bedside Service work?
The Aeromedical transportation with Bedside-to-Bedside Service involves the patient being transported on a specialized mobile ICU airplane or jet with the necessary medical equipment. Our team works closely with hospitals and healthcare providers to ensure the patient is fit-to-fly before each mission and receives seamless care during air and ground transport.
Does insurance cover Bedside-to-Bedside Services?
Many insurance plans cover Bedside-to-Bedside Services. However, checking with your insurance provider to determine what is covered is essential. The cost of the service can vary depending on the destination, resources, and transport length.
How do I request Bedside-to-Bedside Transport?
Bedside-to-Bedside Transport can be requested by contacting us. Our team will coordinate the entire bed-to-bed transport, including arranging the necessary aeromedical staff and equipment and booking the air ambulance and ground ambulance services.
How long does it take to arrange Bedside-to-Bedside Transport?
The time it takes to arrange Bedside-to-Bedside Service can vary depending on the flight route location, resource availability, and the patient’s condition. Our team coordinates the transport as quickly and efficiently as possible while ensuring that all necessary medical precautions are taken.