A medical flight can get you where you need to go when you have a severe lung condition. While regular flights may make breathing hard when traveling with pulmonary disease, medical flights have the necessary equipment to help you stay comfortable. Here's our guide for medical air transport for pulmonary emergencies.
If you need a medical air flight, you can contact REVA to request a flight. We'll help you get to a medical facility that can treat your pulmonary issues. When you know the day you need a flight, you, a case manager or caregiver, can fill out our form to request our services. Our form asks the typical information we need to schedule a flight, such as where you'll be picked up and dropped off, if the flight is per a doctor's order or other information relevant for us to know.
Once our team members receive your request, they'll work with you to accommodate your schedule and health needs for the flight.
We ensure you receive the best medical care while flying with us. Our medical team is full of qualified registered nurses, doctors, critical-care paramedics and registered respiratory therapists, so you receive professional assistance the entire trip. Together, our team members have accumulated thousands of hours of experience and training in emergency room response, critical care and air-ambulance transport. Our patients can focus on healing and flying safely, knowing their medical crew will care for them.
Before we take off, our team ensures the necessary preparations are complete so patients receive the treatment they need while flying. Our flight nurse case managers take charge of clients' transport to customize the flight in compliance with their unique needs and circumstances. With a flight treatment specifically created for our clients, you can feel at ease and safe the entire trip.
Our medical professionals collectively have accumulated thousands of hours of experience in air-ambulance transport, critical care and emergency room response.
REVA’s medical team is staffed by highly qualified specialists in emergency care, including flight doctors, registered nurses, critical-care paramedics and registered respiratory therapists.
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“It is the sacred responsibility of every REVA medical professional to provide the finest care to our clients.”
David A, Farcy is one of the preeminent physicians in the highly specialized field of emergency care and critical-care medicine. Dr. Farcy, who joined REVA as its medical director in 2015, is the senior editor of Critical Care Emergency Medicine, which means he has literally written the book on emergency-care.
REVA’s medical staff has the knowledge and expertise to provide excellent care to every client.
REVA Medical Director Dr. David A. Farcy is a distinguished physician has been recognized internationally for his contributions to the field.
REVA requires its medical staff to take part in regularly scheduled training. REVA requires training and education that is ongoing on a daily basis and intensive in its approach.
When we pick you up, you'll meet our dedicated medical staff who can care for you and support your pulmonary issues. Our aircraft has the standard medical equipment necessary to treat multiple medical conditions while in transit. We ensure your pulmonary condition stays stable so you can receive the proper treatment at a hospital or other medical facility.
Throughout the trip, we'll keep you informed of what's happening and your expected arrival time. We have an advanced and efficient communication center known as "The ROC," which runs 24 hours a day to help clients and our crews communicate. In addition to our medical flights, we also arrange for your ground transportation so you can get to your final destination without any issue.
If you're having issues with your lungs, you may need to see a doctor. Here are some signs of pulmonary issues that require emergency medical treatment:
Shortness of breath: If you're struggling to catch your breath, you may have problems with your lungs. Experiencing shortness of breath, even while sitting still, can indicate you may have some pulmonary issues.
Fatigue: When you experience extreme tiredness despite getting plenty of sleep, your health may be a factor. Sometimes when you start having lung issues, you'll feel more tired and sleep all day.
Chronic cough: If you've been coughing consistently for months, it may indicate something is wrong with your lungs. While coughing helps heal your body and clear your airways and throat from irritants, it shouldn't persist for a long time.
Chronic chest pain: Experiencing chest pain without an explanation is a warning sign that something is wrong with your respiratory system. If the pain worsens when you cough or breath in, you'll especially want to seek medical attention.
DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL OPERATIONS
Steve Williams is an on old hand, with more than 30 years’ experience in emergency medicine. In other words, he’s seen it before, he’s done it before. He also currently holds the position of Team Commander of the FIU FAST Team, which is a disaster recovery team, and Deputy Team Commander for the federal government’s Trauma & Critical Care Team South.
You can rest assured knowing your insurance helps you get the medical treatment you need. At REVA, we work with major health carriers to determine the benefits and exclusions your insurance covers. We'll handle all the documents and ensure the approval gets expedited so you can receive treatment quickly.
Our Client Resource Managers are AVAILABLE 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to apply our expertise to your insurance needs. Call any time and get the help you need.