The medical team has the tools in place to care for the patient as a “Flying ICU”.
LifePak Cardiac Monitoring
End Tidal CO2 Monitoring (for intubated and non-intubated patients)
SPO2 Blood Oxygenation Monitoring
Transcutaneous Cardiac Pacing
Med-Pac Medical Docking Station
Comfortable Padded Stretcher with Adjustable Head
Dual M-Cylinder Oxygen with Built-In Ports
Dual DC/AC Electric Inverter with Three Prong Plugs
Dual Multi-Mode Ventilator
Dual Non-Gravity IV Infusion Pumps
Full Compliment of Critical Care and Emergency Care Equipment and Medication
Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)
Multiple Classes of Vasopressors
Ability to monitor medications already hung by sending facility
Comfort, Speed & Safety
The aircraft best suited for this mission is the Cessna Citation V jet. This popular Cessna product is a favorite for corporate transport and utility missions alike. This flexible platform allows for a large space for the patient to remain comfortable and in which the medical providers have plenty of room to perform their duties. Additionally, this cabin allows for seating for family members to travel – free of charge – with their loved one when the medical condition allows. This jet flies at speeds of nearly 500mph and flies distances of up to 1,400 nautical miles without refueling.
Medical flights are operated by Causey Aviation. Causey Aviation has provided on demand air transportation – including for medical and patient transport – for nearly 50 years in North Carolina. Causey Aviation’s flight and maintenance departments conform to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations, a safety standard that is based on the ISO-9000 family of quality assurance standards and confirmed by regular third party audits under the authority of the International Business Aviation Council.
Vector AeroMedical is proud to serve Children’s Flight of Hope. Children’s Flight of Hope coordinates and funds travel for children requiring long distance transport for the purposes of specialty medical care or returning home. Vector AeroMedical often donates trips to Children’s Flight of Hope for children who do not qualify for insurance reimbursement of medical transport. Vector AeroMedical works with Children’s Flight of Hope to assist in assigning medical necessity to children requiring medical transport in order to help defray cost for the families .