Commercial air ambulances are able to provide transfers or medical evacuation services in under an hour under some conditions depending on the availability of the crew and the patient’s location. Patients are transported under the watchful eye of critical care nurses and paramedics and sometimes even medical doctors and respiratory therapists. The commercial air ambulance functions as a flying intensive care unit that is able to provide patients with whatever they need en route from IV fluids to oxygen and ventilation.
Flight coordinators work with loved ones and the patient to make sure that all the details are handled expeditiously. They are able to communicate globally via phone, text, email, or fax to set up the medical evacuation or transfer at locations throughout the world at the time and date necessary for the patient. Solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of the patient and the medical situation involved. Flight coordinators work out all the other details with the patient’s insurance provider and necessary ground transfer details to get the patient to the new medical facility.