Bedside-to-bedside service begins when the AirCARE1 flight team arrives at the departing medical facility, along with the ground ambulance crew, to pick up the patient. The flight crew will remain with the patient during the entire transport, including accompanying them to the receiving medical facility. They will use our proprietary LifePort stretcher system to monitor the patients vital signs during the entire process, and have that data available for the physician at the destination facility.

Why is it important? When the AirCARE1 medical team enters the patient’s room, they accept total responsibility for the patient until the patient safely reaches the destination facility. This allows for a smooth and seamless transition from facility to facility. Often other air ambulance companies transfer care to the ground ambulance crew and do not accompany the patient to the destination facility. This lack of communication with the receiving medical staff could impact the patient’s care.