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AeroCare Air Ambulance Offers Medical Escorts For Patients

June 14, 2016

AeroCare offer Medical Escort Service AeroCare offers Medical Escort Service for patients

By Doug Swan

AeroCare Worldwide Air Ambulance is the leading air ambulance provider. They are CAMTS accredited and have flown more than 10,000 patients on air medical transports. They provide safe, comfortable medical flights using their fleet of air ambulance Learjets. Often patients require this type of air medical transport due to their medical condition, but for others there may be an alternative.

Commercial Medical Escort Option

Sometimes a patient is stable enough that they may not require an air ambulance, but still may need medical supervision during a transport. This type of patient might be an excellent candidate for the commercial medical escort option.

Patients that are stable enough to sit-up in a commercial airliner may want to consider flying with an AeroCare medical escort. The medical escort option is a more affordable option compared to the private air ambulance option.

AeroCare’s Aero-Medical Case Managers and medical team will determine whether a patient is a suitable candidate for a medical escort when you contact AeroCare. They will do a medical assessment before scheduling a medical escort to assure that the medical escort is safe for the patient and that the patient can fly on a commercial aircraft.

The Process

Once a patient is approved for a medical transport AeroCare will purchase first class or business class airline tickets and will coordinate the entire medical escort. The AeroCare Case Manager will complete the necessary forms with the airlines, arrange for ground transportation and coordinate with the sending and receiving medical facilities.

During The Medical Escort

The commercial medical escort will involve the patient being accompanied by an RN and, or a Flight Medic during the ground portion of the transport and during the commercial flight. The medical escort will provide the patient with assistance in the airport by helping with boarding and un-boarding the aircraft. During the flight the medical escort will monitor the patient, administer medications, provide medical care, and assist the patient with any other needs. Once the patient has arrived at their destination the medical escort will accompany the patient in the ground ambulance to the receiving facility. Upon arrival at the medical facility the medical escort will provide a post-flight report to the receiving medical staff, and transfer care.

Domestic & International

The medical escort option is available for patients that need to be escorted in the U.S. and internationally. AeroCare has escorted patients worldwide to locations like, Australia, Singapore, Poland, and more.

No matter what your air medical transportation needs are, AeroCare has a solution for you. See what our satisfied customers are saying about AeroCare’s services.

AeroCare is open 24/7/365 and an AeroCare Case Manager is available to answer all of your questions. Contact AeroCare today to discuss whether the commercial medical escort is a viable option for you or your patient. Call 800-823-1911 or 630-466-0900