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A Stretcher on board commercial aircraft

Transfer on Commercial Aircraft with Medical Escort

A stable patient that is able to sit or be stretchered may consider the more cost-effective option of flying on a commercial aircraft with EMA Global’s medical escorts instead of an EMA Global air ambulance. Our medical escorts are available to accompany patients and provide medical support anywhere in the world.

Notwithstanding, a medical assessment prior to arranging the trip is conducted to determine it is safe for a patient to fly on a commercial aircraft. Once clearance for the medical assessment is given, EMA Global’s Operations team will handle the trip scheduling, purchasing seats, arranging for ground ambulance transport, as well as liaising with the airlines and receiving facilities.

EMA Global’s medical escorts will accompany the patient on the board the aircraft, providing life-supportassistance as necessary, and monitoring his or her condition throughout the flight. Depending on the patient’s condition, our medical escorts comprise an Intensive-Care-Unit trained physician and nurse. Our medical escorts will also be responsible for administering medical care and medication, and assist the patient with any other medical needs. They will also assist the patient with boarding, de-planing and security clearance.

After the flight, EMA Global’s medical escorts will accompany the patient to the receiving facility and provide their post-flight report to ensure a safe and smooth transition for the patient.