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CMSA conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

Flying Nurses International recently attended the CMSA (Case Managers Society of America) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Case managers from hospitals and facilities all over the country attend the conference’s vendor fair to learn about services and products to make the lives of their patients better, and the Flying Nurses International booth is always a popular stopping place. We take the pressure off case managers, when they have a patient that needs to be sent home or to a different facility by air, by dealing with every aspect of the move bedside to bedside. FNI was well represented by our COO, Dana Erskine-Pando (pictured) and Darrin Pscion. In the picture is the winner of our giveaway, Ms. Faith Holland, Director of Clinical Operations and Case Management at Kaiser of Renton, Washington. She won a pair of BlackWeb wireless over-ear noise cancelling headphones, which are always coveted for the ride home on the plane!! Congratulations, Faith!

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!


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.