Medical - Intensive Air Care



When transporting a patient on an air ambulance, it is important to have the most qualified air ambulance professionals on board to offer the highest standard of quality care. For this reason, Advanced Air Ambulance has the very best aero-medically trained staff consisting of:

  • ICU-CCU Certified Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Life Support Paramedics
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physicians Trained in Critical Care Medicine
Prior to transferring a patient on an air ambulance, the medical flight crew will review the patient’s medical history with the attending physician or charge nurse to assure that the proper medical staff along with medical equipment are utilized in treating the patient during the transport.

On most US air ambulance flights, a Registered Nurse and/or an ALS Paramedic will always care for the patient on the flight. If the patient is on a ventilator, then a paramedic with respiratory experience such as a respiratory therapist will accompany the patient along with a flight Registered Nurse and/or a Paramedic. However, if a specialized physician is needed, then he/she will accompany the patient along with the flight Nurse or Paramedic.

Training & Qualifications

The Medical Flight Crew are required to have five (5) years-experience in an ICU-CCU setting and/or Emergency Room setting. The medical flight crew has successfully completed the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Medical Crew National Standard Curriculum-Advanced or equivalent approval by our medical director, which includes general topics, patient assessment, and management appropriate to the patient in the airborne environment.With these qualifications and training Intensive Air Care ensures its commitment to always secure total patient satisfaction and safety on all air ambulance transfers.


IAC provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) state-of-the-art medical equipment on board our air ambulance flights. All medical equipment and supplies are checked, prior to and after each air ambulance transfer, by the scheduled flight nurse along with the Chief Flight Nurse to assure proper maintenance and inventory on all medical equipment.

  • FAA Approved Stretcher System on Board
  • Cardiac Monitors, ECG, invasive and non-invasive blood pressure
  • Defibrillators
  • IV Pumps & Solutions
  • Respirator / Ventilator
  • Oropharyneal Airways
  • Hand Operated Bag-Valve
  • Infusion Pumps

  • Oxygen supplies, regulators and gauges
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Portable Suction Units
  • Intubations Equipment
  • Mask Resuscitators
  • Blood Pressure Cuffs
  • Emergency Drug Box
  • Clean Linens, Blankets and Pillows