MedAire has added five new assessment scenarios to its Aviation App to assist crewmembers with communicating and addressing in-flight medical incidents to the company’s MedLink doctors. The additional assessment scenarios include in-flight syncope (fainting), severe vomiting, abdominal pain, and anaphylaxis, or allergic reactions.
Crewmembers using the artificial-intelligence supported app—which aims, in part, to reduce the panic crewmembers may feel in a medical emergency—are prompted to ask a series of questions for each scenario that allows the company’s MedLink doctors to assess, diagnose, and recommend treatment for an in-flight medical incident. The app, launched in 2019, also covers conditions such as chest pain, altered mental status, seizure, shortness of breath, and suspected infectious diseases.
An International SOS company, MedAire was founded in 1985 and provides in-flight and ground medical assistance and training, as well as travel security services.