AeroCare provides medical escort service for patients

AeroCase has offered a commercial escort option to patient who may require monitoring while traveling by air, the company said.

The commercial medical escort option is for patients who can sit up in a commercial airliner. The commercial medical escort option is a more affordable option compared to the private air ambulance option.

Once a patient is approved for a commercial medical escort AeroCare will purchase first class or business class airline tickets and will coordinate the entire medical escort. The AeroCare case manager will complete the necessary forms with the airlines, arrange for ground transportation and coordinate with the sending and receiving medical facilities.

During the escort, the patient will be accompanied by a flight nurse and/or a flight medic during the ground portion of the transport and during the flight. The medical crew will help the patient board and depart the aircraft. They will also monitor the patient´s vitals, administer any needed medications, and provide assistance with any other needs of the patient. Once the flight has arrived at the destination the medical crew will accompany the patient in the ground ambulance to the receiving facility. Upon arrival at the medical facility the medical team will provide a post-flight report to the receiving medical staff, and transfer care.

The medical escort option is available for patients who need to be escorted in the US and internationally. AeroCare recently provided medical escorts to Poland, Singapore, and in the US.

AeroCare is a CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems) accredited fixed-wing air ambulance provider. For more than 21 years, AeroCare Air Ambulance has been an air ambulance service provider, providing fixed-wing air ambulance service for patients around the world.