Aerocare Air Ambulance Blog


AeroCare Medical Jets Are Equipped Like Flying ICUs

January 15, 2016
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (January 14, 2016) – AeroCare Air Ambulance provides air medical flights for all types of different patients with any number of medical conditions. The air ambulance jets that they fly patients need to be well equipped to handle any type of medical situation while flying at 40,000 feet.   The aircraft are thoroughly equipped to resemble an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital. Aircraft are equipped with transport IV pumps, transport heart rate monitors, that can handle invasive and non-invasion patient monitoring. Each aircraft also carries a full-scope of critical care medications for patients.   For patients that require a ventilator each aircraft is equipped with transport ventilators. The equipment on board these state-of-the-art flying ICUs can support any type of patient including children and adults. In addition to the vast amount of standard equipment carried on every flight, the medical crews carry extra back-up supplies, including extra tubing, extra fluids, and extra circuits for the ventilators. AeroCare’s Chief Flight Medic/AZ Base Eric Heetland says “We like to pride ourselves on the safety of our crew and our patients.” “We like to make sure we are well equipped for any type of situation and can provide patients with the same level of care they would receive in a hospital.”   For more than 21 years AeroCare has provided air medical transports for patients with all types of medical conditions. They provide both domestic and international medical flights using fixed-wing medical aircraft like the Learjet 35, Learjet 55 and newly acquired Learjet 31ER. The aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art avionics which allow them to transport patients anywhere around the world. AeroCare regularly transports patients in Mexico, Europe, South America, The Caribbean, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia.   Every air medical flight includes a two-person medical flight crew that consists of a critical care trained Flight Nurse and either a Flight Medic or a Flight Respiratory Therapist. They also have full-time specialty crew members for IABP/Cardiac and transplant patients. AeroCare is CAMTS Accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) and they are operate fully licensed bases in Scottsdale, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.   You can contact AeroCare at 800-823-1911 or 630-466-0900 or visit