Defibrillation

May 18, 2011 - 6:45am

Business aircraft operators using Universal Weather and Aviation (Stand 7091) for flight planning now have access to integrated, remote medical services via a referral partnership with MedAire, of Tempe, Arizona.

MedAire provides medical support for flight departments, with 8,000 staff and 68,000 credentialed medical, security and logistics providers located worldwide.

March 30, 2009 - 12:07pm

Helicopter interiors specialist LifePort of Woodland, Wash., has delivered a Sikorsky S-76 C++ that customer Petroleum Helicopters says will be the first dedicated, 24-hour offshore medical helicopter.

June 11, 2008 - 7:10am

Aimed at reducing the amount of classroom time needed for flight crews to remain AED and CPR qualified, a new series of Web-based training courses has been announced by MedAire, Inc., the leading provider of fully integrated medical services and equipment to aviation.

May 7, 2008 - 11:07am

Edinburgh, Scotland-based The First Call offers “first-person-on-the-scene training” for aircraft crews, and it also advises on equipment specification and selection. Through its team of accident and emergency specialists at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, it also provides on-call medical advice and support via satcom or HF/VHF radio.

May 7, 2008 - 11:05am

For around $10,000 per year, aircraft operators can now fly with diagnostic equipment that will allow them to relay vital medical data to ground-based emergency support physicians. The application of the equipment on air- craft is too new yet to have generated firm evidence on the extent to which it can save lives, but early indications are that in many cases it will make an important contribution to the effectiveness of in-flight treatment.

May 6, 2008 - 12:00pm

Jet Aviation has joined a growing number of Part 121 air carriers and Part 135 charter carriers offering more than just automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) as lifesaving equipment aboard their aircraft by  signing a contract with Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT) to offer the Tempus 2000 aboard the aircraft it manages.

March 25, 2008 - 9:08am

MedAire is introducing a series of computer-based training classes designed to give flight crews a way to stay current on their medical training, including staying qualified in CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use without attending formal classes. MedAire’s e-Learning courseware is part of Jeppesen’s new distance-learning system called FliteCrew DLS.

March 23, 2007 - 12:26pm

The FAA extended the deadline from this April 12 to April 30 next year for Part 121 regional and major airlines to equip automated external defibrillators (AED) with approved batteries. Despite several years’ notice, Phillips Medical, the primary manufacturer of AEDs for airliners, only recently applied for TSO C142 approval for its batteries.

 
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