Make Sure Everyone Gets Home Safe
People with elderly parents worry, especially when medically fragile seniors want to travel. It is next to impossible to say no to the parents who raised you, and to grandkids who want to see grandma and grandpa. Making sure that they’re safe and well cared for on their flight takes extra effort, but it’s worth the peace of mind. This is the time to explore commercial medical escorts.
Most escorts are flight certified registered nurses, which is to say that they are experienced RNs or BSNs who have an additional credential allowing them to serve as flight nurses. Clients may select from a range of services, and there are nurses who specialize in escorting travelers with medical needs ranging from mobility issues, to making sure that IVs, oxygen, and medicines are administered, to working with the associate flight nurses with the military or with air ambulance medically complex or fragile. They are trained professionals, and can make sure that you and your loved ones have a safe and relaxing flight.
Peace of Mind
When it comes to you parent’s health, your child’s, or even your own—you should not compromise. Some “medical escorts” might be LPNs, but a certified flight nurse is something else altogether. Flight nurses are experienced medical escorts with backgrounds in emergency medicine, life support, cardiac care, and other specialties. LPNs are Licensed Practical Nurses – only Registered Nurses can qualify for the certification as a flight nurse. There are times when it’s not possible to avoid travel, especially when it’s for treatment of a condition. Flying with cancer, Parkinson’s, for a transplant, or other issues means that help beyond what a family member or cabin crew can give. You really don’t want to have to pin your hopes on asking if there’s a doctor in the house.
Seek Someone With Experience
That’s why finding someone with experience is absolutely key. And that goes for finding a company with a long record of experience and a roster of international clients from corporations to loving families. Getting you or your loved one home safely is the first priority – make sure you check the certifications and licensure of the services, which ensures that things go as smoothly as possible. And that will only come from a company that has a proven track record of handling such cases.