Airborne medical specialist MedAire (Booth 6543) has released a new series of improved airborne medical kits that were developed by the company’s medical products review board. The latest kits draw on the experience from more than 100,000 inflight medical events. The new range was created with ease-of-access and ease-of-use as key features for both crew and passengers.
Updated versions of MedAire’s Aircraft First-Aid Kit and Aircraft First-Aid Kit Rx products are now available in the U.S., with global availability planned for early 2013. Key updates to the Aircraft First-Aid Kit include medications and equipment to address and improve medical diagnostic accuracy in flight. MedAire also introduced an updated emergency medical kit that works in conjunction with the Aircraft First-Aid Kit 1.0. The MedAire Aircraft First-Aid Kit 1.0 meets or exceeds FAR Parts 91, 121, 135; EU OPS 1.745 and Canada AOHS Section 9.8.
Corporate Air Parts (CAPS), in business since 1983, recently signed a new agreement with Phillips Medical products that includes the sale and service of all HeartStart automatic external defribrillators (AEDs). Proper use of these life-saving devices will be incorporated into CAPS’s existing training programs, including Part 135.331 emergency crewmember training, hypoxia recognition and recovery and cabin service and AED/CPR/first aid training.
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.
AirCare Solutions Group, which provides emergency training, products and services to business aviation and airline operators, purchased Majestic Aerotech, an Olympia, Wash.-based FAA- and EASA-approved repair station for emergency medical equipment.
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.
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.
Health and security assistance provider MedAire of Tempe, Ariz., and UK medical kit manufacturer Aeromedic Innovations have formed an alliance that would allow Aeromedic to assemble MedAire medical kits and distribute them to MedAire’s European clients. Under the agreement, Aeromedic will also provide kit repair and refurbishment services by replacing expired medications and providing real-time inventory management.