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:
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.
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:
- 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.
Many crew members speak several languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Dutch or Luxembourgish.
English and German or French are mandatory.
Depending on the age or medical condition of the patient, other specialists like paediatricians, neonatologists, gynaecologists, obstetricians, surgeons, are available if required.