Medflight911 Commercial Medical Transport Helps Fragile Patients Reunite with Loved Ones

Individuals with advanced cases of MS, MD and Parkinson’s may be unable to meet TSA regulations when attempting complex travel on their own. Medflight911 medical transport gives comfort and smooth the way for fragile clients with special needs.
By: Fresh Ideas, LLC, Marketing and Public Relations
Feb. 15, 2011 - PRLog -- A recent newspaper story of a woman with Muscular Dystrophy booted from a scheduled flight lit up the help lines at Medflight911 Air Ambulance Company.  “Our hearts just broke when we read about the incident,” says Medflight911’s CEO William Dee McCluskey.  “It was the perfect storm of all parties doing what they thought was right at the time, but the result was that a passenger with special needs who thought she had followed the airline’s rules was unceremoniously removed from the plane, leaving her feeling humiliated and worst of all, not able to complete her journey.”

Medflight911’s Commercial Medical Escort Service is designed to avoid just such a situation.  Non-emergency medical transport can be arranged for individuals who are medically stable and able to meet certain physical standards to qualify for this travel option. A typical escort patient may require lifting and transfer assistance, oxygen, basic monitoring, administration of medications and basic hygiene assistance.  Transport may also include a variety of ground transportation options for individuals who may not want to fly, want more privacy, or who do not want to use public air transportation for a variety of personal reasons. The key is having contacts with the medical assistance departments of all the major airlines, both domestic and international.  

Many airlines require advance notice to ensure availability and acceptance for travelers with special needs, including:
• Medical oxygen
• Battery-powered wheelchairs
• Storage of hazardous materials packaging for a wet cell battery
• Accommodation for group (10 or more) of customers with disabilities
• Provision for wheelchair on aircraft without accessible lavatory
• Medications
• Ventilators

Medflight911 will work with the client and his or her physician and family members to obtain all relevant and up to date paperwork necessary for the flight. With the appropriate health information in hand, the Medflight911 care coordinator will then search for the most appropriate and price effective commercial airline to schedule an itinerary.  As Medflight911 staff is up to date on current TSA requirements, they are able to help the client prepare for pre-flight, on board, and post flight arrangements so the trip is worry-free and seamless.  Their 30 years of experience assisting clients with special needs allows them to anticipate issues and avoid obstacles that lay-people may not be prepared to handle appropriately.  Medflight911 Air Ambulance escorts carry multiple-entry Visas into many countries, including many countries on the US’s “travel warning” website, which avoids additional delay in scheduling.

“Commercial Medical Escort service for individuals with conditions similar to MS, MD, or Parkinson’s provides not only physical assistance,” continues McCluskey.  “It shields the already fragile client from the stress of dealing with airline and security personnel who may not know the appropriate way to help.  It provides peace of mind for the families and loved ones of these courageous individuals as well.”

MedFlight911 Air Ambulance Service provides full service emergency medical transport and air ambulance coordination any place in the world.  For more information about MedFlight 911 medical transport services, visit our website at, or call 888-359-1911 for a consultation or estimate.

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