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Press release: Neonatal/paediatric changes

2019 May 23

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Luxembourg, 23 May 2019 - Small change from EAA will make big difference to young patients

THE smallest patients often present the biggest medical challenges – and this is particularly the case in aeromedical transport.

Now European Air Ambulance (EAA), one of Europe’s largest specialised air ambulance service providers, is making a change that will speed up the process of transporting neonatal and paediatric patients.

EAA offers dedicated and cost-effective emergency medical repatriation 24/7/365 worldwide, with particular expertise in the transport of babies and children – and the service it offers in this most demanding of fields is set to improve even further.

EAA will now have a certified neonatal crew on stand-by on the duty roster every day – meaning a paediatrician specialised in neonatology and a flight nurse with Advanced Paediatric Life Support training can be at the airport within one hour of a mission being activated.

Patrick Schomaker, Director Sales & Marketing at EAA explained: “Transporting young patients is challenging both medically and logistically, and for many assistance companies it can take several days to call in the most qualified medics and assemble the appropriate equipment.

After listening to feedback from our clients, who include individuals, insurance and assistance companies, NGOs and governments around the world, we decided to make this change to streamline the process.

EAA’s medical crews use state-of-the-art equipment that replicates as closely as possible a neonatal intensive care unit, including two of its own travel incubators, constantly pre-heated and ready to be loaded onto one of its five dedicated air ambulance aircraft for missions worldwide.

Mr Schomaker added: “We strive to constantly improve the services we offer clients and patients.

“Young children and babies have a special place in our hearts, and we put particular emphasis on our neonatal and paediatric aeromedical transport services,

This change will further improve the services we offer our smallest and most important passengers, as we feel we simply can’t let these VIP patients wait!

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