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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Crew and medical staff associated with EAA air ambulance missions

Medical staff on EAA air ambulance missions

EAA missions are always crewed with a specialised medical team of at least 1 physician and 1 flight nurse.
Other specialised medical crew can be called upon, depending on the patient’s medical requirements.

Medical staff on EAA missions must fulfil the following requirements:

Physician:

Specialist status in anaesthesiology, internal medicine with intensive care experience or general/trauma surgery. All of them being specialized in Emergency medicine.
Continuous medical education.
Multilingual skills, English and French or German are mandatory.

Flight Nurse:

Minimum 4 years experience as a registered nurse working in intensive care and/or anaesthesia and/or emergency room. Continuous medical education. Multilingual skills, English and German or French are mandatory.

Continuous medical education:

All staff are continuously trained for the special medical requirements of air ambulance transports. This means postgraduate professional education in:on-board medical assistance

  • Flight Physiology
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support
  • Trauma Life Support
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care Transport Medicine
  • Crew Member Training
  • Infectious diseases and hygiene
  • Travel medicine

We offer regular, full-scale-simulator-based CRM-training (Crew Resource Management) for all medical crew members.
We also offer fellowships with hospitals and ground ambulance operators.

EAA has close co-operations with well-known hospitals and institutions specialised in cases of infectious/tropical diseases, paediatrics and organ assist system transports.

Multilingual skills:

Many crew members speak several languages, including  English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Dutch or Luxembourgish.
English and German or French are mandatory.

Special cases:

Depending on the age or medical condition of the patient, other specialists like paediatricians, neonatologists, gynaecologists, obstetricians, surgeons, are available if required.

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