AeroCare Featured On The ExpertVagabond.com Travel Site
BY DOUG SWAN
APRIL 11, 2016 – AeroCare was recently featured on the popular adventure travel website “The Expert Vagabond.” For those who may not be familiar with the website, it’s a site run by full-time adventure travel blogger and photographer Matthew Karsten. Karsten has been exploring the world for 5 years and sharing his adventures in his blog. He takes marvelous photos of his travels and adventures. Karsten has had diverse experiences such as camping on an active volcano, trekking the Arctic circle, cage diving with Great White sharks, skydiving over Figi, exploring Iceland’s Ring Road, and much more.
Karsten recognizes that doing all of these adventurous activities while traveling could be dangerous. If someone were to become injured or ill while traveling abroad they would need to get home safely. Flying home on a commercial jet my not be an option for someone that is seriously ill or injured. That lead Karsten to visit AeroCare’s base in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recently while traveling in Cancun. Karsten wanted to learn more about AeroCare’s air medical transport business and what an air ambulance flight is all about.
Karsten met with the Ft. Lauderdale team just after they had returned from an air medical transport in Costa Rica. He was able to tour AeroCare’s Florida based Learjet 35A with AeroCare’s Captain Mario Grajeda and learn what exactly goes into the planning of an air ambulance mission, including the skills and experience needed to fly the Learjet 35A. Grajeda explained to Karsten that AeroCare uses highly trained and experienced pilots that are required to have their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating.
Flight Nurse Keri Brach explained to Karsten how AeroCare employs their own team of Flight Nurses and Flight Medics that have years of experience and go through stringent continued education training every quarter with AeroCare. She showed Karsten the special medical equipment that’s onboard the jet, that is specifically used for air medical transport. Each AeroCare jet is configured like an intensive care unit (ICU) in the sky. This allows AeroCare’s medical crew to treat any type of patient and handle any emergency that may arise while caring for patients at 40,000 feet. Brach went on to explain that AeroCare has the highest, most prestigious accreditation in the industry. AreoCare is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). Very few air ambulance companies’ have this accreditation. AeroCare is one of very few air ambulance companies’ in Florida to have the CAMTS accreditation. AeroCare’s Arizona base and Illinois bases are CAMTS accredited as well.
Karsten was very impressed with his visit and learned a great deal. He wrote a terrific article on his website that you can read by going to: http://www.expertvagabond.com/aerocare-air-ambulance/
We enjoyed meeting Karsten and wish him safe travels.