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AirCare 2 - Meridian

aircare---2-ec-135.jpgOur Meridian-based aircraft is a 2008 year model EC 135 P2+

  • Aircraft maximum gross weight: 6,415 lbs. Speed - 137 kts. (165 mph).
  • Useful load: 2,125 lbs. (fuel, equipment, Pilot/RN/Paramedic/1 patient)
  • Instrument flight capability: 3 axis autopilot, 2 GPS satellite navigation systems. Two-way satellite communication equipment. Satellite weather systems and active onboard color weather radar systems. Terrain and ground proximity radar systems. Night vision-friendly interior lighting.
  • Night vision goggles are worn by the pilot and medical crew during all night operations.
  • Capability to transport two patients. Stretcher weight limit - 400 lbs.

Onboard medical equipment/capabilities

  • Two oxygen sources
  • One suction unit
  • Extensive list of medications for the critical care setting
  • LTV-1200 ventilator
  • Three-channel IV pumps
  • Philips HeartStart MRx monitor (Pacing/defib, 12-lead, ECG, arterial line, central venous, ICP, ETCO2, pulse oximetry, and temperature monitoring capability)
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Neonatal isolette / nitric oxide therapy
  • O-negative packed red blood cells for emergency transfusions
  • Peripheral arterial line insertion / monitoring
  • RSI intubation / emergency airway devices
  • Portable ultrasound for FAST exam of trauma patients