No matter our patient’s state and condition, our supervising doctors will establish an optimal evacuation plan.
Various geopolitical issues, such as armed conflicts, can prove an obstacle to our interventions, in which case Medic’Air can arrange for a patient to be transported by a local medical team to an airport where our escort team will be stationed in wait. In other cases, assistance can be required from the local armed forces’ department of medicine in order to assist in the patient’s transportation to a secured location.
Recent technical improvements has allowed us to evacuate patients that had been deemed unfit for transportation on board of an aircraft due to an engaged vital prognosis, in order to carry them to a location where they can benefit from specialized treatment.
Pediatrics and Neonatology
-Our medical escort team includes practitioners specializing in pediatrics, allowing us to evacuate young children and incubated infants on dedicated aircrafts, taking into consideration these young patients’ specific needs in terms of ventilation. Should it be necessary, evacuations of pgnant patients facing the issue of pmature delivery can be performed with the addition of a neonatologist to the medical team, using an on-board mechanical incubator.
Infectiology: Highly contagious patients
-Back in 2011, Medic’Air performed the evacuation from Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Sweden of a humanitarian worker who had been tested positive with Lassa hemorrhagic fever, in an individual isolation bubble on board of a Falcon 50 aircraft. During the recent Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa, 5 humanitarian workers who had been tested positive with or exposed to Ebola were successfully evacuated by our team.
-Scrupulously following the BAT procedure (“Biorisk Air Transport”), our team performs evacuations of patients suffering from contagious diseases (influenza, tuberculosis, hemorrhagic fevers, Mers-Co…), no matter how advanced the condition, using individual isolation bubbles.
Heart or pulmonary failure:
-Our agreement with La Pitié-Salpétrière and Armand Trousseau hospitals in Paris, France, allows us to use their mobile circulatory assistance units (UMAC) in order to set up extra teams (ICU and Vascular Surgery), able to install an Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation device (ECMO) on a patient suffering from cardio-circulatory or pulmonary condition (following a myocardial infarction or an infectious pneumonia, among other ailments), therefore allowing his / her survival and evacuation to a specialized resuscitation unit.
-This type of mission must be started and conducted within a very short time, take off taking place in the hours following pscription for this procedure.
Neurology / brain surgery:
Brain swelling, among other conditions, can be a factor of delay for an evacuation by airplane. However, in some cases it is vital for the patient to be hastily transported to a specialized resuscitation unit, Air Ambulance evacuation without any stop-over becoming necessary. Our teams can then rely on EVD monitoring (External Ventricular drains) during the flight. We are currently working on new therapeutic approaches to minimize the undesired effects of and airplane’s takeoff and landing sequences.
psence of a relative during evacuation of a patient deemed unstable is highly recommended, depending on seat availability.
Western Operations :
T. +33 1 41 72 14 14
T. + 33 1 41 72 14 19
F. + 33 1 4857 10 10
Asia Pacific Operations
T. +86 21 63 55 82 89
F. +86 21 63 55 82 85
African - Middle East Operations :
Dar El Bacha – Tizougarine 5,
40000 Marrakesh - Morocco
T. +212 524 38 13 88