A grave illness or accident in the family is one of the most stressful times that anyone can experience in life. And if long-distance travel is involved at any stage during the treatment, the problem gets magnified in no time. But for the services of a qualified flight nurse, your air-travel plans with the patient could easily have failed to fructify. This is because most critically ill patients are non-ambulatory, meaning they have difficulty ambulating on to or within the aircraft without help. Someone trained in medical care has to transfer the patient on and off the aircraft, or to the seat, or to stretcher.
A professionally qualified flight nurse is the perfect option for that helping hand you are looking for to tend to the ill before, during, and after the flight. Flying Nurses International ably fulfills this vital requirement for the air-journey of a dependent patient. In fact, Flying Nurses International aims to take all your travel worries, and organizes the air-travel for the patient in the business or first class cabin of a major commercial airliner from scratch.
Here's a brief description of the process adopted by our specially trained RN flight nurse. Firstly, a confirmation in writing is obtained from the physician/doctor to the effect that the patient is fit to travel by air. Then, starts the coordination with ground staff of the airline about the requirements of special equipments and assistance on-flight for the patient. After getting all these mandatory clearances from the medical and airline staff, the next step is to coordinate with the in-flight staff so that the patient does not face any problem in the entire journey.
The job of our flight nurse does not end here. It's just the start! The other important tasks include, assisting the comfortable transportation of patient from the medical center/hospital/home/hotel etc. to the airport, from airport to boarding the flight, helping the patient on the seat (seating, reclining, standing positions, etc. according to the requirements), tending to all patient-needs on-flight, un-boarding without causing any trouble to the patient, taking care of all formalities at the airport, and finally transporting the patient to the place of his or her destination.
If you also require air transport services, Flying Nurses International makes sure that you get not only the best in terms of the medical needs of the patient, but also the most economical airline available on the preferred date.