Jet-Rescue Air Ambulance has announced what it says is the first level-1 biohazard medevac solution for Latin America. The US and Mexico-based fixed-wing air ambulance provider has adopted the ISO-Chamber, a device manufactured by STC Environmental Specialty Products that is designed to contain the risk of transporting patients who are infected with highly contagious diseases.
Carlos Salinas, CEO and COO of Jet-Rescue Air Ambulance, explained: “Effective immediately, Jet-Rescue is the first and only air ambulance provider in Mexico and Latin America with the ability to transport highly infectious patients. We deployed one ISO-Chamber biohazard isolation transport system in our US base in Miami, Florida, and [a second] ISO-Chamber system in our Mexico-City base.” Jet-Rescue is now ready to offer this uniquely specialised transport service to customers such as governments, NGOs, insurers and medical assistance companies, said Salinas.
“Jet Rescue has long held a qualitative edge in the air-ambulance segment. We made a name for ourselves by safely transporting, high-acuity, patients who require complex care. As such, we invest heavily in best-in-class medical equipment and custom designed our fleet as flying ICUs. Jet Rescue pioneered the use of the Hamilton T-1 mechanical vent onboard an air ambulance in Latin America. We are also one of the few companies in the Americas that use the I-Stat portable lab inflight.