What is an Air Ambulance and What Does it Look Like?

Sometimes, we travel to amazing places off the beaten path where the medical care isn’t that great. While we expect our trips to go off without a hitch (and most times they do!), if you experience a serious illness or injury away from home, an emergency medical evacuation via private air ambulance can get you home safely and into the hands of your own trusted doctors.

So what exactly is an air ambulance and what does it look like? Pack your bags and join us for a guided tour of a private air ambulance to find out!



Patient is being transported from ground air ambulance to private air ambulance




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Inside view—each air ambulance is staffed with two pilots and, depending on the patient’s medical requirements, two or more experienced and certified medical crew






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You’ll notice the plane is quite small, with room for only one of the patient’s traveling companions to accompany him or her on the plane








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Air ambulance’s medical team tending to patient’s IVs



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On board paramedic monitoring patient’s condition and keeping him stable—most air ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology including Lifepack 12, ALS medication and equipment, as well as ventilators and incubators if required



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If you would like more information regarding emergency medical transportation services for your travelers in need, contact us today.


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