A flight doctor is a licensed physician who is highly trained in aeromedicine and flight physiology and is able to provide all levels of medical care in the air. Flight doctors are available for patients in extreme medical necessity cases who require a higher level of care.
Flight doctors are able to arrive at the departing destination and provide a bedside assessment of the patient prior to transport. They will also provide the receiving hospital with a full medical report upon arrival. Advanced notice is required for such a flight doctor to be booked on your flight. In some cases, Air Ambulance 1 will allow your medical doctor to join as a second doctor on your flight.
Critical Care Nurses are specially trained RN's who understand the many different circumstances that can occur while in the air. Many different factors effect patients at high altitudes, such as pressure changes and the make up of the atmosphere.
Our nurses are able to handle any of these situations and can initiate emergency treatment for a critically ill or unstable patient when a physician is not available. Critical Care Nurses are able to operate cardiac monitoring systems, mechanical ventilator therapy, IV pumps and many other advanced life support devices.
The medical needs of children requires a specialized team with expert knowledge of how their small bodies function under stress. Children's bodies respond differently than adults and often require different treatment for the same conditions an adult might have.
Our Pediatric Team has advanced training and experience that prepares them to give children the unique medical care they need. We take extra precautions when transporting your little one .
Respiratory Therapists treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people with lung disease. They provide treatment, evaluation, monitoring and management of patients with breathing disorders or cardiovascular problems.
Respiratory Therapists work side by side with the flight nurse during transport and provide advanced airway and/or ventilator management for neonatal, pediatric and adult critical care patients .
Flight Paramedics are trained to provide emergency medical care using IV therapy, 12 lead monitoring, ventilator, oxygen therapy and various pain relieving medications.
Our Paramedics are able to treat any type of emergency situation, as their main training has occurred in the back of an ambulance working for 911 services. This experience guarantees that when treating patients, even in extreme situations, our medics are able to provide any of their immediate needs.