Posted on Nov 27, 2018
Associated Specialty Insurance Agency, Inc.
“Air ambulance” is a term used to describe a type of helicopter that – just like a traditional ambulance – is equipped with medical equipment and staffed by medical professionals. Air ambulances are typically used in situations where quick transport is needed for patients in life-threatening situations. The most commonly transported patients are those with traumatic injuries, heart attacks, strokes, respiratory diseases and pregnancy complications. According to The Association of Air Medical Services, more than 550,000 patients in the U.S. use air ambulances each year.