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How an Experienced Medical Escort Helps with All Travel Phases

When a medically compromised individual has to travel, it is wise to have an experienced, trusted health professional at their side. If you are looking for help for yourself or for a loved one, a skilled and licensed professional can help you throughout the entire travel process. An experienced medical escort works closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome from the planning of the trip to the moment of arrival at your destination.

When Does Help Start?

It is easy to work with our experienced medical escort service long before you need to depart. This allows for the planning of the trip to include all aspects of doctor approval, information sharing, and airline readiness. The team will handle the process of getting to and from the airport, managing the check in process, and facilitating the entire flight. The goal of this type of transport service is to help you or your loved one reach your final destination safely and comfortably.

Each situation presents a unique challenge. However, help is available to plan and make key travel decisions. This type of service can provide the one-on-one support you need when planning a trip for those who need medical care or support.

Travel is a complicated experience for a medically challenged individual, but having limited mobility or a medical condition does not have to be a show stopper. With an experienced medical escort from Flying Nurses International, the entire travel experience from planning to execution will allow for a stress-free, enjoyable time for you or your loved one. Email or call us today to learn more about our services.

Case Management Conference in Houston, TX

Flying Nurses International was very well represented recently by Dana Erskine-Pando, BSN, FNP, COO and lead coordinator of FNI, along with her husband, Darren Pscion, retired firefighter and EMT, at two outstanding Case Manager conferences.  The first was the ACMA (American Case Managers Association) conference in Houston, Texas, in April.  The pair greeted hundreds of attendees and really enjoyed putting faces with names, as they met many of the case managers FNI has worked with over the years.  In June they traveled to the CMSA (Case Managers Society of America) conference held in Chicago, Illinois, and again met so many great case managers, nurses and social workers, all working to care for their patients with the same dedication and integrity that Flying Nurses International has exemplified throughout our 20+ years in the medical escort business.  We love working with you!


Hurt During Your Trip Overseas? 5 Top Tips on How to Handle It

Travel is often fun and exciting. But even with all the precautions you take, unexpected things could happen on the road and derail your fun. If you find yourself in an accident and you are injured, here are top tips on how to deal with the situation:

Get to a hospital

Getting to a hospital and having yourself checked out is the first order of business, says the Thrillist. If you’re traveling with a group in a foreign country, it would help a lot if one of your traveling companions knows the local language. If any surgery or medical procedure is necessary, you’ll be able to fully understand what your options are and what you’ll be saying yes to.

Hire professional assistance

Once you’ve undergone treatment, getting home is the next step on your list. You’ll want to scout around for medical assistance companies to help you. A good one will have a travel consultant to help you make arrangements for air and ground transport. If you require a nurse during the flight, the right company can take care of that for you.

Save on costs

Air ambulances can be pretty expensive. Medical assistance companies provide you with the help you need at a much lower cost. If money problems are stressing you out, then choosing this option can be a lifesaver.

Receive medical assistance

If you have wounds that require dressing and treatment in-flight, having a nurse companion with you will make this easier. If the wound is in an awkward spot or if treating the wound yourself isn’t possible or comfortable, traveling with a professional nurse will alleviate any anxiety about your treatment regimen.

Get peace of mind

Being sick and injured is already hard enough. It’s even tougher when it happens in a foreign country where language is a huge barrier. If you’re still recovering from your injuries but are set and determined to get home, then hiring a medical assistance firm can help. They can take care of everything else so all you’ll have to do is show up at the airport. They can even help with that! If that sounds ideal to you, then keep these tips in mind.

If you ever find yourself in need of medical travel assistance, call Flying Nurses International as soon as possible.

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How Hiring an Emergency Inflight Nurse Helps Make Travel Easier for Your Elderly Loved Ones

Make travel easier for your loved ones. If your parents are traveling abroad or coming home for treatment, then hiring the services of an emergency flight nurse is a must. Read on to understand why:

Offer much needed assistance

If your parents are hurt on vacation and they need to get home for treatment or if they’ve already received treatment and are now in recovery, then they might not be up to boarding a plane and enduring hours-long transatlantic flights alone just yet. Hiring a nurse will ensure someone is there to take care of them so they won’t have to face the daunting task of moving through crowded airports, while trying to protect themselves from further injury.

Provide medical care

If one of your parents is recovering from a wound and it needs to be treated and dressed every few hours, hiring medical staff to do that and more in-flight is crucial. If you want to make sure your parents receive the best care possible during their recovery, an emergency flight nurse is definitely one way to ensure that happens.

Look after your parents

Airports are one of the busiest places on earth. If you’re intent on making arrangements for the trip home, you could take your attention off your parents for a few moments and leave them vulnerable to thieves and other criminal elements that might be around, says AgingCare. By hiring an emergency flight nurse, you have someone to look out for them.

Sleep and rest

If you’ve been taking care of your parents for days, the worry, lack of sleep and anxiety could take a toll on you. Hiring an inflight nurse to take care of your parents even for just a few hours means you can take some of that time for yourself. Sit back, close your eyes and rest. Getting a few hours of sleep will improve your mood and recharge you. If you’re tired and distracted, that could mean being snappish or irritable. You’ll be able to cope with more when you get a few hours of sleep. Having a nurse can help make that happen.

Manage their medication

One of the things you’ll need to think about is your parents’ medication. If you’re going to sleep, who’s going to make sure they take their meds at the right time and dosage? That’s where a nurse comes in. With a nurse, you can rest the minute you get to the plane, secure in the knowledge that your parents have the care and assistance they need.

Need that help now? Contact us at Flying Nurses International.

How to get from here to there

Let’s say a family member was injured during a vacation out-of-state. Surgery was required and now it is time to move the loved one closer to your home for rehabilitation services. Here is how Flying Nurses International can take the stress and uncertainty out of that move for you: