Location: United Kingdom
The kit is designed specifically for ships and aeroplanes to help crew members stay connected to medical professionals when dealing with a medical event.
Medical events occurring during a flight or at sea can be stressful for both the patient and crew members, not to mention potentially life-threatening given the limited access to usual health services. Training may be inadequate for handling the situation, and communication between the crew members and emergency response can be interrupted. The cost of unnecessary diversions can be in the tens of thousands of dollars each time.
Aiber’s first response kit was created with the unique challenges of aviation and maritime in mind. The equipment is activated with a single button press and immediately connects the crew member to clinical assistance on the ground. A low-bandwidth chat feature is available to help keep the medical professional and crew connected when other communication options may not be reliable.
A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is included in the kit which directly transmits results to the remote clinician – Useful for chest pain scenarios. The screen allows the attending crew member to react to early signs of deterioration and offers guidance on how to perform various first aid steps depending on the type of medical situation: burn, disease, not breathing, choking, etc. It follows the systematic approach taken by trained healthcare professionals.
Giving crew members everything they need to help the patient provides the patient with the best chance of a positive outcome and reduces the number of unnecessary medical diversions.