EMS enhances Island Air ambulance equipment

San Juan Island EMTs will now be able to more effectively monitor the vital signs of patients who are being flown to the mainland.

The EMTs will use the recently acquired Propaq LT monitor and sensor-based stethoscope on all Island Air Ambulance flights. This specially designed and improved equipment provides accurate measurements, even when there is noise and vibration in the aircraft.

The equipment was purchased using donations from several islanders, provided through the San Juan Island Community Foundation and from the foundation’s general endowment fund.

Island Air Ambulance is a healthcare partnership of San Juan Island EMS and Island Air, Inc.

San Juan Island EMS is the tax-supported, county EMS agency serving the residents and visitors of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, Brown Island, Stuart Island, Johns Island, Speiden Island, Pearl Island and Henry Island. It provides emergency medical services, critical care transport, and injury and accident prevention. The staff of career paramedics and volunteer EMTs is available 24 hours a day. 

Island Air, Inc. is a safety award winning, charter company that has provided on-demand flight services throughout the San Juan Islands, Pacific Northwest, and British Columbia since 1992.

Island Air operates a fleet of five Cessna aircraft and has a staff of eight veteran pilots who have a combined experience of more than 75,000 accident-free flight hours.

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