MedAire Develops New Medical Kit for Commercial Airlines Enhanced Kit Exceeds Recently Passed FAA Regulations

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from MedAire, Inc.

    PHOENIX, Ariz., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAire(R), Inc., a provider of
 global emergency telemedicine products and services, has engineered a new
 emergency medical kit for commercial airlines that complies with new
 regulations issued this month by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
     The kit, which features additional airway equipment and cardiac drugs,
 will be unveiled at the 2001 Regional Airline Association Annual Convention,
 April 30 - May 2, in Tampa, Fla.
     Joan Sullivan Garrett, president and CEO of MedAire, says the new kit will
 not only help airlines comply with new FAA regulations, but provide their
 passengers and flight crew with appropriate tools to better manage in-flight
 medical emergencies -- such as cardiac arrest.
     "These regulations will help ensure the average traveler has access to
 potentially life-saving medical equipment and medications," says Garrett.
 "Our kit was designed to help airlines meet and exceed the FAA's new
 regulations."
     In April the FAA issued a final rule requiring all U.S. airlines to carry
 an automated external defibrillator (AED) and newly enhanced emergency medical
 kits, plus provide flight crew with appropriate AED/CPR training.  The rule,
 which responds to the Aviation Medical Assistance Act of 1998, affects
 aircrafts with a payload capacity of more than 7,500 pounds and have at least
 one flight attendant.
     The Commercial Emergency Medical Kit contains basic life support
 equipment, bandages and non-prescription medicines that can be easily used by
 non-medical personnel.  New contents include all supplies necessary to
 administer intravenous fluids, a bronchodilator inhaler, lidocaine, saline,
 atropine, aspirin, non-narcotic analgesic, oral antihistamine, CPR masks and a
 self-inflating resuscitation bag to assist respiration following
 defibrillation.
     Supplies are separated into identifiable, color-coded pouches with clear
 plastic windows for ease of use.
     MedAire has been manufacturing emergency medical kits since 1986.  Kit
 contents and appropriate medications are determined based on the experiences
 of MedAire's board-certified emergency physicians who last year managed more
 than 8,500 medical calls.
     MedAire also provides AED/CPR training worldwide.  Since 1999, MedAire has
 partnered with United Airlines to conduct training for more than 26,000 flight
 attendants.
 
     About MedAire(R)
     MedAire provides fully integrated medical preparedness services and
 related equipment for the aviation and other industries. Offerings include
 global emergency telemedicine, training programs, medical kits, defibrillation
 solutions and more.  Clients include hundreds of corporate flight departments
 around the world, 35 commercial airlines, governments and maritime operators.
 MedAire can be found on the Internet at www.medaire.com.
 
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    PHOENIX, Ariz., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAire(R), Inc., a provider of
 global emergency telemedicine products and services, has engineered a new
 emergency medical kit for commercial airlines that complies with new
 regulations issued this month by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
     The kit, which features additional airway equipment and cardiac drugs,
 will be unveiled at the 2001 Regional Airline Association Annual Convention,
 April 30 - May 2, in Tampa, Fla.
     Joan Sullivan Garrett, president and CEO of MedAire, says the new kit will
 not only help airlines comply with new FAA regulations, but provide their
 passengers and flight crew with appropriate tools to better manage in-flight
 medical emergencies -- such as cardiac arrest.
     "These regulations will help ensure the average traveler has access to
 potentially life-saving medical equipment and medications," says Garrett.
 "Our kit was designed to help airlines meet and exceed the FAA's new
 regulations."
     In April the FAA issued a final rule requiring all U.S. airlines to carry
 an automated external defibrillator (AED) and newly enhanced emergency medical
 kits, plus provide flight crew with appropriate AED/CPR training.  The rule,
 which responds to the Aviation Medical Assistance Act of 1998, affects
 aircrafts with a payload capacity of more than 7,500 pounds and have at least
 one flight attendant.
     The Commercial Emergency Medical Kit contains basic life support
 equipment, bandages and non-prescription medicines that can be easily used by
 non-medical personnel.  New contents include all supplies necessary to
 administer intravenous fluids, a bronchodilator inhaler, lidocaine, saline,
 atropine, aspirin, non-narcotic analgesic, oral antihistamine, CPR masks and a
 self-inflating resuscitation bag to assist respiration following
 defibrillation.
     Supplies are separated into identifiable, color-coded pouches with clear
 plastic windows for ease of use.
     MedAire has been manufacturing emergency medical kits since 1986.  Kit
 contents and appropriate medications are determined based on the experiences
 of MedAire's board-certified emergency physicians who last year managed more
 than 8,500 medical calls.
     MedAire also provides AED/CPR training worldwide.  Since 1999, MedAire has
 partnered with United Airlines to conduct training for more than 26,000 flight
 attendants.
 
     About MedAire(R)
     MedAire provides fully integrated medical preparedness services and
 related equipment for the aviation and other industries. Offerings include
 global emergency telemedicine, training programs, medical kits, defibrillation
 solutions and more.  Clients include hundreds of corporate flight departments
 around the world, 35 commercial airlines, governments and maritime operators.
 MedAire can be found on the Internet at www.medaire.com.
 
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