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Healthcare Article Library

Our Healthcare Article Library contains original papers authored by medical professionals on a range of transport medicine, EMS, and healthcare topics related to the aeromedical field.

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Here are some other informative articles related to air ambulance and air medical topics.

Glossary: Aeromedical Terms & Definitions

A list of definitions for common aviation and medical terms you may come across on this site.

November 16, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Air Ambulance Training

For people interested in joining a crew, this article provides some basic information on how to train for an air ambulance.

September 28, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Air Ambulance Careers

This resource provides some simple descriptions of team positions aboard an air ambulance. Intended for people searching for air medical jobs, or who are just interested in who the people on board air ambulances are.

September 29, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Accreditation for Air Ambulances

General information about the voluntary accreditation process for air ambulance programs in the United States. May be of interest to patients or to operators who wish for their programs to become accredited.

October 1, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Common Aircraft Used in Air Medical Operations

A list (with photos) of some helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft models used by HEMS/civilian emergency services and air ambulance charter companies around the world, with brief descriptions of each.

October 5, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Master Minimum Equipment Lists (MMEL) for Aircraft Commonly Utilized in Air Medical Roles

A non-exhaustive list of links to FAA MMELs for common rotor and fixed-wing air medical aircraft.

February 14, 2013 by Air Medical Net staff.

Riders on the Storm: Hurricane Preparations for Medical Air Ambulance Services

Important considerations revolving around hurricane and tropical storm preparations, intended for air ambulance service operators.

November 11, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff. Updated: February 22, 2013.

Critical Care vs Intensive Care: What’s the Difference?

A look at the usage of these two frequently-heard terms in the air ambulance world.

April 11, 2013 by Air Medical Net staff.

How Much Does an Air Ambulance Flight Cost? (For Patients and Families)

This informational guide intended for patients and their families explains some of the things to look for when comparing quotes from different air ambulance services for non-emergency transports with advanced notice.

September 30, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Air Ambulance Memberships: Worth it?

Before you sign your name in pen, take a general look at some of the main pros and cons about paying for a local air ambulance coverage service.

September 30, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Types of Air Ambulances

This article takes a look at the two broad categories of aircraft used for transporting patients, rotor and fixed-wing.

October 4, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Introduction to RVSM

Learn about the acronym “RVSM” and what it means for an air ambulance to have RVSM certification.

October 2, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

NICU Air Ambulances

A brief article meant to provide reassurance to parents that their newborn is in good hands on an “NICU in the sky.”

October 2, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Are You Covered for Air Ambulance Flights Home?

When you’re going to be away from home on vacation or on a business trip, bringing along travel insurance that covers a transport back home may be more than worth the relatively-small cost.

October 3, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Air Ambulance Services for Employees

An explanation of the perks of providing this benefit for your company’s employees.

October 7, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

9 Tips for Air Ambulance Passengers

Some basic air travel tips as they apply to passengers accompanying patients on air ambulance flights, as well as patients who are able to sit upright during the flight.

October 8, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Trauma Center Levels Explained

A quick explanation of the level designations (I – V) for Trauma Centers in the United States.

October 10, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.

Getting a Loan for Air Medical Transport

An article that explains some options available for financing the cost of a medical flight when your primary health insurance will not cover the cost in full or in part.

October 14, 2012 by Air Medical Net staff.