Available evidence suggests there is significant room to improve and standardize the care that is provided to patients during in-flight medical emergencies. Flight attendants receive adecuate training and many airlines also contract with a commercial on-ground support company that can, in theory, offer radioed, real-time medical advice. The next commentary published online today on JAMA provide once again the basis for measures adopting by airlines and regulators to improve outcomes for airline passengers who become ill on board



** Navigating the challenges of InFlight Emergencies – JAMA May 2011

     Journal of American Medical Association / 06-May-2011

     Melissa L.P. Mattison & Mark Zeidel

     Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Boston,MA