Guillain-Barre (GBS) Syndrome Air Medical Services
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a very rare disorder, causing the immune system of your body to attack the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The PNS is responsible for connecting you brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. These nerves when damaged do not function properly, making transmission of signals hard. Hence, affecting the muscle movement. It is not certain what causes GBS syndrome but the most common triggers are surgery, infection and vaccination.
The first symptoms of GBS syndrome could be a tingling feeling or weakness in the legs, spreading to the rest of the body. In severe cases it could even lead to paralysis or become life-threatening. GBS syndrome treatment is a slow and steady process, where the symptoms worsen before they stabilize; stretching over weeks. With the life-threatening symptoms, for patients suffering from GBS syndrome, air medical serves as the most ideal transportation method. When opting for AirMed GBS syndrome air medical services be assured of the following:
Our air ambulances are equipped with accommodations of a modern hospital room. Keeping GBS syndrome air medical needs, the team ensures that oxygen machines, heart monitors and IV’s or any other essentials are in place before the flight. The planes are flown at lower altitudes to avoid turbulence, so not to cause unnecessary discomfort to the GBS syndrome patient. The medical crew on-board is assigned based on their credentials and experience with GBS syndrome patients.
With GDS syndrome treatment, nerve pain is usually a challenge to ease. The patient's entire body is inflamed which causes pain. Our team helps massage, regulate movement and provide medication in order to alleviate pain. However, the primary caretaker is approached before on-boarding the GBS syndrome patient to determine the right course action.
We understand how patients with GBS syndrome can be extra sensitive to touch since their nerves are not functioning properly. Our medical crew exercises extra care with GBS syndrome patients: they are more gentle and slow.
Moreover, GDS syndrome treatment requires the crew to be more emotionally supportive. The patients sometimes find it hard to deal with this disorder and become more anxious. Our experienced team understands where they are coming from and therefore extend as much emotional support as possible, starting from the very first encounter they have with the GDS syndrome patients.
Kindly get in touch with our 24/7 support team today for any GBS syndrome air medical queries or related services.
Our medical teams also hold board certifications in CFRN (Certified Flight Registered Nurse) or CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) We are proud to have this as one of AirMed’s standards to provide the highest clinical care.