Choosing the Right Air Ambulance
Individuals and organisations find it difficult to make sense of the Air Ambulance services available to them mostly because of a lack of clear standards and information. Additionally several players operate at seemingly low cost by cutting corners: such as the use of inadequately qualified medical staff or incompletely equipped flights. Choosing the right Air Ambulance is about understanding how committed your Ambulance team is, how qualified and experienced they are and how well-equipped they are.
Discover the Bluedot difference
Through a stringent quality procedure, we select internationally licensed Air Ambulance operators to provide accredited services and teams that are certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems, CAMTS or the European Aero Medical Institute, EURAMI, and will assign the best aircraft from a large fleet (single-engine flights, twin-engine flights, turbo prop, helicopter, seaplane, and jets) based on the situation or terrain, such as oil rigs at sea or desert locations.
Critical Care to Neonatal Care
You can depend on Bluedot for medical assistance no matter your situation. Our standard air medical flight crew consists of a critical care flight nurse and a paramedic with critical care capability and experience. All the aircrafts we use are equipped to provide intensive care and critical care (ICU/CCU) services, including Advanced Life Support (ALS), cardiac monitor, defibrillator, IV pumps, transport ventilators, oxygen and saturation monitor, emergency medication, etc.
Oxygen supplies on-demand are available on some of the networked flights in Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 aircraft. And our specialised neonatal team consists of neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists who can provide uttermost care to premature babies and those with congenital cardiac defects.
We provide seamless bed-to-bed medical transportation and link ground and air ambulance services, ensuring continuity of care. Our medical coordinator will consult with the patient’s physician to determine “fit-to- fly” status, notify the departing and receiving facility to reserve a bed, and connect with the patient’s insurance or healthcare provider to confirm coverage and obtain prior transport authorisation.
Useful in Unexpected Situations
Even the most meticulously organised plans can be derailed by the unexpected, whether this be injury or illness, natural calamity, or manmade adversity. But when you fall sick, get into an accident, or find yourself in a life-threatening situation, especially if you’re abroad, getting treatment or rescue quickly can become complicated.
There are often cases where injured or critically ill patients need immediate medical treatment at a hospital or need to be transported between hospitals when patients need a higher level of care, but are stuck in remote locations with poor access or even get stuck in traffic. This impacts their ‘golden hour’ which is the window of time in which a patient needs treatment following trauma to have the best chance at survival. This is when medical air transport becomes essential.
Some Global Examples
Take the example of a two-month-old infant in India on the verge of cardiac failure because of collapsed lungs. The baby was quickly airlifted from one city to a hospital in another country, with a neonatal team in attendance along with ventilator support.
Or look at the instance of an elderly German rider whose off-road bike overturned in the desert in Dubai. With the normal ambulance finding it difficult to access the location, he was airlifted to the hospital for treatment. In both these examples, the advantages of air ambulances are quite evident.
Fast and Accessible Option
Not only are air ambulances the fastest transportation vehicle options for a patient, but they’re also able to reach sites that are inaccessible or difficult to access for ground ambulances. For those individuals who have been in a critical accident and need urgent surgery and care, for those to whom every minute matters, air ambulances can transport them the quickest to where treatment is available. This is especially essential when the destination is thousands of miles away or even in another country.
Additionally, air ambulances are fully equipped with specialized medical equipment (such as critical care and advanced life support)that is necessary to monitor and treat emergencies. There is usually an experienced medical team aboard to provide emergency care for the patient.
Bluedot Annual Contracting Options
We specialise in providing Air Ambulances on annual contracts (ACMI), complete with Medical Crew and certified equipment. The ambulance jet or helicopter is available on standby 24×7 exclusively for your company. This can ensure that your staff is moved to safe places as quickly possible for better treatment. ACMI contracts are available on both a short and long term basis. We also provide aircraft on wet or dry leasing terms.
Have more questions about our Air Ambulance services? Call our 24/7 dedicated communication centre on +971551881441