Korean J Aerosp Environ Med.  2015 Dec;25(3):71-79.

Guideline and Tips of Medical Airline Escort

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  • 1International Healthcare Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

International aeromedical escort is expanding according to increasing of medical tourism in worldwide. The keys of successful aeromedical escort are planning for and responding to any deterioration by aerospace environment. A total 5 patients were analyzed in the aspect of medical airline escort to establish the guideline and tips of aeromedical evacuation services for non-urgent scheduled commercial airline medical escort. The specific guideline and tips were as follows; 1. There can be some conflicts among medical staffs due to the difference of aerospace physiological insight. 2. Escort in airport terminal: airside or landside. 3. 10 Tips for safety and contingency. 4. The cost is included not only medical services but also non-medical. 5. Fitness to fly should be confirm by the doctor who has treated the patient. A safe medical escort can be provided by training to medical staffs and whom it may concern, sharing experience, and studying cases.

Keyword

Fitness to fly; Medical airline escort; Aeromedical evacuation
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