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T. +33 1 41 72 14 14

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T. + 33 1 41 72 14 19

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885 Renmin Road
200010 Shanghai
People Republic of China

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T. +86 21 63 55 82 89
F. +86 21 63 55 82 85

MEDIC’AIR إفريقيا للنقل / H24

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Dar El Bacha – Tizougarine 5,
40000 Marrakesh - Morocco
T. +212 524 38 13 88
F. +212 524 42 84 36

Exp’Air : a new Medic’Air branch to develop medical escort on commercial airlines for reliable assistance companies.

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April 2018 Medic’Air International

2 / Round the world

Through Exp’Air, its sister company, Medic’Air Holding, provides medical escort with its own medical kits, from Paris, Marrakesh and Shanghai, Tokyo & Kuala Lumpur for commercial airlines evacuation with a competitive price.

In addition to medical equipment for Intensivist Doctors and Registered Nurses, Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) are now available in Paris, Marrakesh and Shanghai Offices.
All with aeronautic agreement, POC are useful for our patients requiring some oxygen on flight when commercial companies are in the impossibility to provide oxygen supplies on board.

Last week, following our customer request, Medic’Air provided a Japanese nurse to repatriate from Guatemala City to Komatsu (Japan) a patient on commercial airline, C class, with a pending oxygen concentrator (POC).

The itinerary was Paris / Miami / Guatemala City on the first leg to reach the patient, and after rest time, Guatemala City / Mexico City / Tokyo / Komatsu escorting patient with nursing kit and Inogen® POC. After dropping the patient, our nurse flew back to Paris from Tokyo over Siberia.

A complete world tour, in 120 hours, for our flying nurse, with an uneventful leg from South America to Japan.  A great quality of service, for stabilized patients through our Nurses belt over Asia, and Europe/Africa too.

The constraints of the POC that must be kept in mind

The POC required lots of electricity. It cannot be powered by an electrical plug in airliners (except therapeutic socket for stretcher incubators). It can only works using own lithium batteries.

In the vast majority of airlines, it is possible to have only 2 additional external batteries in the cabin (maximum 160 Wh). And the duration of use changes from simple to triple depending on the oxygen delivery mode (continuous or trigger) the requested oxygen flow rate (to 3 or to 5 lpm maximum) and the state of the batteries.

The prescription of a POC in transport must be well thought out by the doctor deciding the repatriation with full knowledge of the facts.