Medical Flight Guide for Patients and Families

Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance with Flight Crew | Medical Flight Guide for Patients and Families

For most of us, a medical flight is something we don’t even think about until we need it. Perhaps you didn’t realize that a service like this existed, where a business class jet is configured as a flying intensive care unit, with all of the medical equipment typically found in an emergency room and ready to deliver advanced patient care at 45,000 feet. The aim of this patient guide for medical flights is to provide you with helpful information about your first trip on an Angel MedFlight air ambulance so you are better prepared for your journey as we transport …

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Recapping the ACMA National Conference Show. Angel MedFlight and Astronaut Mark Kelly Head to DC

Astronaut Mark Kelly at the ACMA Conference in Washington DC ACMA National Conference

On April 19th, the Angel MedFlight team traveled to Washington DC for the ACMA National Conference for nurses and case managers. It was four days filled with education, interaction, laughter, and good times. We have attended the national show on many occasions – as well as many regional conferences – but this one in particular stands out as one of our favorites. First and foremost, it’s always exciting for us to meet so many of the healthcare professionals that we speak to every day on the phone as we coordinate patient transfers for medical flights. It’s one of the few …

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Your Medical Air Transport Guide

Angel MedFlight's white Lear 35 air ambulance medical flight jet in Tucson, Arizona

On any given day in America, there are hundreds of patients, families, and healthcare professionals searching for medical air transportation options.   Whether it’s an urgent situation that calls for a helicopter extraction, or a fixed-wing transfer for a patient who is severely ill or injured and needs to be moved to better care, medical air transport services are always available and ready to serve. But what are the choices? For most of us, we’ll never need an air ambulance.   We might not even know what options are available in the rare instances that we require a medical air transport.   Do …

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The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) Awards Angel MedFlight’s Director of Clinical Services with 2017 Distinguished CFRN Award

air ambulance, The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) awarded Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Director of Clinical Services, Bambi Pish-Derr, DNP, RN, CCRN, CFRN, The Distinguished CFRN Award for 2017. The Distinguished CFRN Award is presented annually by BCEN and the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) and it recognizes a CFRN or CTRN who has shown outstanding support of the certification process in flight or critical care ground transport nursing. “Receiving the Distinguished CFRN Award is humbling but this award is something I see more as a team achievement. It reflects the efforts of our entire team and …

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6 Questions with an Air Ambulance Flight Paramedic: Dave Whitehead

At Angel MedFlight, our critical care flight paramedics and nurses are often the face of our company.   For our customers, they are the calm, reassuring professionals who show up to take great care of patients and family members throughout the transfer from bedside to bedside.   They not only perform their duties with poise, but also true compassion as they fly around the country transporting patients to the next level of care. Moving forward, we will be sharing stories about the very people who take such great care of our patients, families, and case managers.  Today, we chat with …

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Medical Transports on Commercial Airlines – When to Use an Air Ambulance Provider

Air Ambulance vs. Commercial Airlines for Medical Flights

Moving from one hospital to another during a medical crisis presents many challenges. The large commercial airlines have regulations and policies that restrict certain types of patient transfers. Though many airlines like American and Southwest provide special travel arrangement programs but sometimes it’s not enough. Patients with medical oxygen needs or other ambulatory needs might require assistance of a medical flight through an air ambulance provider.   Examples of Commercial Airlines Special Travel Arrangement Programs Cognitive and developmental assistance Extra space during travel Hearing assistance Mobility and medical devices Vision assistance Traveling while pregnant   Oxygen Needs on a Commercial …

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Angel MedFlight’s Preferred Partner Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is Now The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Using Air Ambulance to Get to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly RIC)

Our preferred air ambulance partner, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), is breaking ground March 25th on their new $550 million Chicago hospital facility, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Streeterville. AbilityLab will replace Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s previous name and the old building on East Superior Street. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has been ranked the #1 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s for many years. The new facility with the new name, like the old one, will continue to serve patients with complex conditions who still need care and rehab services after they leave traditional hospitals. …

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Interview with Astronaut Mark Kelly

Angel MedFlight Board member Astronaut Mark Kelly poses advanced trained flight clinicians

Angel MedFlight caught up with our board member, Captain Mark Kelly, to discuss air ambulance, the medical flight industry and the benefits of Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance.   As one of our nation’s most experienced pilots, what is your impression of Angel MedFlight? Mark: I believe Angel MedFlight has a done a great job promoting operating efficiency and excellence while continuing a strong, patient-centric focus on quality of care, safety and comfort.   How would you rate Angel MedFlight’s overall safety protocols and policies? Mark: I have reviewed Angel MedFlight’s safety protocols and policies and can say without reservation that …

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Announcing the Launch of our New Website

Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance Website Screen shot

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new website! After many months of hard work and market research, we are excited to share with you our new look! Learning about air ambulance services is easy as 1-2-3! The new site launch is available at our existing URL www.AngelMedFlight.com. Our design goal with the new website is to provide visitors an easier way to learn about the amazing services Angel MedFlight offers and to also explain the complexities of an air ambulance medical flight transport. Visitors are now able to browse information in a more succinct manner that …

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Angel MedFlight Makes a Stellar Connection: Astronaut Mark Kelly to Speak at Case Manager Conference

Mark Kelly, spokesman for Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 17, 2017) – Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is proud to sponsor retired US Navy Capt. Mark Kelly as the keynote speaker at the American Case Management Association (ACMA) 2017 National Conference in Washington D.C. April 20-23. Kelly, a former NASA astronaut space shuttle commander, will speak on Friday morning, April 21 at the Gaylord National Resort. More than 1,400 case management professionals from across the country are expected to attend the annual conference. Angel MedFlight is the exclusive Educational Underwriter for the keynote presentation. It is always an honor for the Angel MedFlight team to be …

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