When Accidents Happen: How MedFlight911's Commercial Medical Escort Service Can Help
Have you ever considered what you would do if you had an accident while you were on vacation? That's exactly what happened to one patient who MedFlight911 air ambulance recently helped. Beth and her husband were spending their vacation at a resort not far from Phoenix Arizona. The couple was having a great time relaxing and enjoying their trip when Beth fell and broke her knee.
Beth's injury wasn't life threatening, fortunately. But it did create a number of difficulties. Beth needed to get from Arizona to her home in San Francisco. The problem? She was wheelchair bound as a result of her accident. Needless to say, that made air travel a bit more challenging than normal. And, neither Beth’s husband nor their family was able to move her by themselves.
Beth and her husband weren't exactly sure what to do. That’s when they got in touch with us. Once they explained their situation, we said we'd be happy to help. We determined that a commercial air medical escort was the best fit for Beth's needs, and we arranged to have one of our medically trained escorts accompany her and her husband back to California.
MedFlight911's commercial air medical escort helped Beth and her husband navigate the airport and board the plane back to San Francisco. Beth's injury presented a few challenges when it came to the actual flight, however. One of the biggest issues was that Beth really needed to be in a semi-reclining position because of her injury. However, as with all commercial flights, her seat needed to be in an upright position during takeoff and landing. That could have been a difficult situation for Beth and her husband to deal with on their own, but with the medical escort's assistance they were able to come up with a solution that allowed Beth to be comfortable while also adhering to the airline's rules.
The other issue that came up was that the flight departing from Phoenix was delayed by over an hour. Now, at MedFlight911 we always build some slack into our schedules when setting up flights for exactly that reason. In this case, we were dealing with a longer delay than normal, which threw the schedule off a bit. Fortunately, we were able to recover from that hiccup and get Beth and her husband back to their home in the Bay Area without any problems.
Beth's situation is a great example of the advantages of hiring an air medical escort. She and her husband weren't expecting to have to deal with a medical emergency while they were on vacation. Unfortunately, that's what happened. But by contacting MedFlight911, they were able to get the help they needed to get back to California so that Beth could recover in the comfort of her own home. Of course, we were happy to help!
To find out more about MedFlight911's commercial air medical escort services give us a call at 888-359-1911 or get a no-obligation commercial air medical escort quote here.