Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by Randy Cherry
If you’re planning a large event, you need to have backup plans in place for dealing with problems. That includes serious medical emergencies when first-aid and event medics just aren’t going to cut it. You’ll also need a plan in place for transporting severely ill or injured attendees to a hospital. Air ambulance services are the perfect way to do that.
Find a Reliable Service Provider
Few event planners want to consider the possibility that they’ll wind up with serious medical emergencies on their hands. Just hoping for the best isn’t a plan. You need to investigate medical service providers, including air ambulance transport services, in advance. Make sure the company is accredited and find out what kind of experience they have with post-event medical evacuations.
Consider Specialized Requirements
If there is a serious medical emergency at your event, you’ll already have medics or EMTs on-hand. They’ll do all the work on the ground, but they won’t be able to transport patients off-site. You’ll need a company that has trained staff to provide advanced in-transit medical care.
That requires staff trained to provide:
- Pain management
- Oxygen saturation monitoring
- Oxygen administration
- Vital signs monitoring
In other words: a regular transit company won’t do it. You’ll need a qualified flight nurse or paramedic.
When you work with the top air ambulance service, you should expect the company to provide logistics assistance. Have a plan in place in advance for getting air support to the site. The company should be able to help with logistics. They should have connections with local facilities that can provide care and be able to get the patients there safely.
Every air ambulance should be equipped with not just basic life-sustaining equipment and a means of dealing with traumatic injuries. That’s not all the service will need. There should also be advanced communication systems onboard. Event planners are morally obligated to ensure that attendees can be evacuated safely. They should expect the medical transport team to keep open lines of communication to report on progress.
Once the patient has been transported off-site, you should be able to trust the transit company to provide a detailed debrief. It should contain information about the medical services provided and any emergencies encountered in the air. If you’ve worked with a company with poor communication in the past, make the switch now before your next event.
Ease of Coordination
Make sure the company will be able to coordinate any required transport services quickly and efficiently. Time is of the essence when dealing with serious injuries and illnesses. Have a plan in place in advance and make sure the service will have air ambulances on reserve.
It’s rarely the case that event coordinators must be brought off-site. Usually, it’s one or more attendees who fall ill or become injured. The experience they have while being transported to the hospital will stick out in their minds. They’ll associate it with your organization. Make sure they will be provided with all the care and comfort they need.
Why Choose Medical Transport Services?
If you’re looking for a reliable long-distance non-emergency medical transport company, you can trust Medical Transport Services (MST). They are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment. You can trust their medical air ambulance service to get patients from point A to point B with no added hassles. Request a quote today.