According to findings of a new study being published using years of data from tracking in-flight medical emergencies, the most common injuries of in-flight medical events (IFME) were burns, contusions and lacerations, which were most commonly caused by spilled hot beverages or soups, followed by falls from the seat involving lap infants. PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MedAire , an International SOS Company – a leading provider of medical, travel and safety services for passengers on planes – issues recommendations for safer airline travel with an infant. The recommendations are based on the findings of a new study being published using years of data from tracking in-flight medical emergencies. For more than 30 years, MedAire has provided in-flight medical assistance to many of the world’s airlines to assist flight crew with onboard medical emergencies, and now has the largest database of its kind tracking in-flight medical events.

MedAire’s world renowned Aviation Medical Expert, Dr. Paulo Alves , and Group Medical Director of International SOS Dr. Neil Nerwich , in collaboration with Dr. Alexandre Rotta and the University Hospital Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, examined MedAire’s extensive database of in-flight medical events (IFME). The research evaluated over 114,000 IFMEs from January […]