Dec 29, 2017
Author: Erik Verzemneicks, M.D.
flights has an on-board request for medical assistance.
common complaints on board include: syncope, respiratory
complaints, and GI complaints. Most of the time, these are
exacerbations of underlying chronic conditions.
- Except for situations involving gross
negligence, the Aviation Assistance Act protects providers from
legal action as long as they are acting within their scope of
- Flight crew are CPR and AED
onboard medical kit includes: epinephrine, dextrose, nitroglycerin,
NSAIDs, injectable antihistamine, antiemetic, steroids,
beta-blocker, aspirin, stethoscope, BP cuff, airway tools,
thermometer and more.
is ground-based medical control for consult and