Medical Assistancefor Small Jet Cabins

 - October 4, 2007, 7:20 AM

An airborne telemedical emergency-assistance kit is an item often overlooked in the interior completion and refurbishment process, particularly on smaller aircraft. Now ER-Link of West Bend, Wis., is offering a solution in the form of an FAA-approved kit designed specifically for use in small business aircraft. It offers the advantage of simultaneous voice and data transmission. The kit, which weighs less than five pounds, includes a WelchAllyn ProPaq vital-sign monitor, computer, wireless headset, backup hard-wire headset and emergency medical handbook. The price of $9,750 a year includes telemedical assistance through the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. As a leased item, the cost is tax deductible.