Air Ambulance Information

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Aero terms

 

  • Lifeguard: A medical flight requesting priority handling.
  • Repatriation – The act of transporting one back to their home country.
  • Angel Flight
  • Life Flight
  • Medical Escort (Commerical)
  • Commerical International stretcher-
  • FAA
  • Advanced Air Ambulance
  • Critical Care Med Flight
  • Air Ambulance
  • Air Ambulance America
  • Acute care
  • Rescue Jets
  • Indirect Air Carrier- Arrange flights using Direct Air Carriers that are authorized by the FAA under 14CFR 135.
  • Medical terms
  • CCRN
  • ACLS
  • Ventilator
  • Licensed Air Ambulance
  • MICU
  • CCU
  • Critical Care
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Medevac
  • Convalescents
  • HIPPA
  • Flight Physiology-
  • CAMTS-
  • EURAMI-
  • General Info
  • ITIJ- International Travel Insurance Journal

 

 

Types of Aircraft information

 

  • Learjet
  • Citation Jets
  • King Air
  • Twin piston

You may also refer to our Air Ambulance Services page or our Air Ambulance Aircraft page for more details.

 

 

What is a Blood Clot?

The medical term for a blood clot is a thrombus (plural= thrombi). When a thrombus is formed as part of a normal repair process of the body, there is little consequence. Unfortunately, there are times when a thrombus (blood clot) will form when it is not needed, and this can have potentially significant consequences.

 

What is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack happens when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle. A heart attack can cause chest pain, heart failure, and electrical instability of the heart.

 

What is a STROKE?

A stroke results from impaired oxygen delivery to brain cells via the bloodstream. A stroke is also referred to as a CVA, or cerebrovascular incident. Symptoms of stroke include: sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance, and/or sudden severe headache with no known cause. A TIA, or transient ischemic attack is a short-lived temporary impairment of the brain caused by loss of blood supply. Stroke is a medical emergency.

 

What is an electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG)?

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a noninvasive test that is used to reflect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. By positioning leads (electrical sensing devices) on the body in standardized locations, information about many heart conditions can be learned by looking for characteristic patterns on the EKG.

 

What is CHF or Congestive Heart Failure?

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart's function as a pump to deliver oxygen rich blood to the body is inadequate to meet the body's needs. Congestive heart failure can be caused by diseases that weaken the heart muscle, diseases that cause stiffening of the heart muscles, or diseases that increase oxygen demand by the body tissue beyond the capability of the heart to deliver.