What is MedFlight?
MedFlight is a lifesaving air ambulance providing emergency transportation for the critically ill and injured. Whether responding to the scene of an accident or transporting live organs for transplant, MedFlight has been imperative for thousands of Arkansans and their loved ones.
High quality standards require pilots to have an FAA Commercial License with additional instrument rating. They must also have a minimum of 2,500 flight hours and prior Emergency Medical Service experience.
MedFlight is the first air ambulance transportation service in Arkansas to obtain approval to perform Rapid Sequence Intubation in the field and the only Arkansas-based aeromedical service to transport Intra Aortic Balloon Pumps.
MedFlight is the first air medical service in the state of Arkansas to carry blood products to the patient in the pre-hospital setting. This program will allow MedFlight to carry blood products to the patient in need at the scene rather than delay treatment for patients suffering from hemorrhagic shock.
We have the capacity to treat patients at the scene or interfacility transfer who are suffering from hemorrhagic shock. We are currently carrying 2 units of Packed Red Blood Cells (PRBCs) with anticipation of expanding our capacity to 4 units of PRBCs and 2 units of Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP). We work diligently with the Blood Bank to ensure our blood products are safe and are used in a timely manor prior to expiration. We carry our products in a transport system that ensures the products remain between 2-6 degrees celsius for up to 72 hours.