Mayo One is staffed by at least two medical professionals. Crew configurations may consist of two critical-care flight nurses or a critical-care flight nurse and a critical-care flight paramedic. Neonatal and pediatric specialty teams from Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester are available when needed.
The in-flight team is supported by specialists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester who are available for telephone or radio consultations.
Saint Marys Hospital is an accredited Level I adult and pediatric trauma center. The recognition by the American College of Surgeons designates health care facilities that have the resources and staff to deliver the level of care required for trauma patients.
A Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist and a trauma surgeon oversee Mayo One. A pediatric consultant oversees pediatric care and a neonatologist oversees neonatal care. The doctors work with the paramedics and nurses to implement patient care protocols, monitor continuous quality improvement and conduct and complete medical research.
The medical equipment and medications on board transform Mayo One into a mobile emergency room or intensive care unit equipped to handle nearly any critically ill or injured patient. Sophisticated on-board equipment allows the flight team to monitor a patient's heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and carbon dioxide and oxygen levels. The flight team uses external defibrillators, external pacemakers and other advanced-level equipment. Blood is carried. Mayo One carries a portable lab analyzer that measures arterial blood gases and other lab values.