HI Flying can provide a fully trained nurse who is visa ready to fly your patient at any time of the day or night.
The nurse is experienced in emergency medicine and has over two years of experience working in a Critical care unit of a hospital.
They are BLS and ALS qualified to handle most medical emergencies during the journey.
Care of a Sick Patient
The Transport nurse is involved in the transport process for the patient right from the start of the process, which includes pretravel assessment, travel planning, travel implementation to medical escorting, and ending with a travel summary given to our Insurance or Assistance clients.
This continuity of care means at least one member of the air medical transport team is accountable for the patient from the beginning to the end of the mission, thus reducing risk by allowing for smoother medical repatriation.
The nurse is trained in handling all equipment, including a Portable oxygen concentrator to provide oxygen at airports and during commercial flights. She can give nebulization and administer insulin to diabetic patients, including monitoring of their blood sugar.
Medical escorting and matching.
Our Medical Director takes care of matching the right Nurse escort with the correct patient's clinical status to understand a competent nurse is provided based on whether the patient has a neurological problem, respiratory problem, or it is a psychiatry case.
We have within our system of grading the nurse escort into three levels.
Level one and two for primary stable patient care and Level 3 for more critical patients.
Medical Nurse and visas
Our Medical nurse escorts are located in various strategic locations, including Asia/ME/Europe/USA/Australia; thereby, we can activate the transfers at short notice. They are visa ready to fly to any country and speak the language of the patient.
Medical Nurse Health and vaccination
The Medical nurse themselves undergo Medical checkups at regular intervals to assure they can take the stress of escorting, which involves taking care of patients on long haul flights and sometimes handling an anxious patient relative.
Pretravel assessment is an integral part of the Transport process. Assessment of patients with the help of medical reports and physically seeing and assessing a patient is essential, especially in the case of a patient who has recently moved out of the ICU and now considered fit to fly.
Palliative care and end of life decision
There can also be occasions where the treating and repatriation doctors want to honour the wishes of a palliative care patient and their family members. The patient wants to return home at the end of their life situation - it may be cancer or a severe traumatic brain injury to be with their family, and in such situations - we need to look at fit to fly status differently.
Ventilator patients on Commercial airlines
A patient who is ventilator are considered critical, and they would typically need a Medevac Charter Air Ambulance flights.
However, if the patient cannot afford an Air Ambulance flight or the insurance does not cover it, our MD escorts with an ICU Nurse are capable of taking care of the patient in a Commercial flight stretcher arrangement.
Smooth and Safe Process
Over the years, our medical escort at HI Flying has put in place numerous procedures to help – as far as possible – transfers to go safely. Information gathering, talking directly with the treating doctor, and meeting the patient at the hospital rather than the airport, where allowable, are some of the critical processes that have helped smooth the repatriation process.
To schedule, a Nurse Medical escort for your patient, do call us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help you with the complete process of travel.