- Emergency Medical Physician-Directed Care
- Remote Site Medical Evaluation
- Specialty and Second Opinion Expert Search
- CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid Instruction
- Rehabilitation and Elder Care
- Physician Accompaniment
- Travel and Remote Residence Medical Kits
Emergency Medical Physician-Directed Care
Black Bag offers physician-directed care and advice concerning emergency treatment options, hospitalization, and evacuation. Consults are provided by Dr. Chris Sidford and his hand-picked team of experienced, board-certified emergency medical doctors who have a comprehensive understanding of your health history.
Black Bag quickly assesses the illness severity of our clients, evaluates the local facility’s capabilities and physicians, and determines whether evacuation is necessary. If so, we immediately arrange the medical and logistical requirements for a safe evacuation.
Remote Site Medical Evaluation
Black Bag ensures its clients are equipped with destination medical information and guidelines, including how to reach English-speaking international specialty hospitals where available. Locations and access information for the regional trauma, stroke, and heart centers are equally important. We research what medical information you need to know before you leave your home or business.
Specialty and Second Opinion Expert Search
Navigating the health care system is difficult, at best. Black Bag helps clients interpret vexing medical information and treatment options. Together, we identify the second opinion or top experts that our clients require. Determining your specific needs, and getting them met, will help avoid evaluation and treatment delays.
CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid Instruction
Family members and house staff are usually the first to recognize illnesses and injuries in the home. Their education and training can mean the difference between life and death during a medical emergency. Black Bag conducts CPR training, automatic defibrillator use, and basic first aid instruction for our clients, their families, and staff. Our training not only provides a transfer of medical information and skills, but also develops a cohesive response to home emergencies. This approach includes continuous access to a Black Bag emergency medical physician throughout your emergency.
Rehabilitation and Elder Care
Rehabilitation and elder care can be complicated, and exhausting to family members. Our experience in elder patient care enables us to identify and oversee the evaluation and recovery process on your family’s behalf.
Certain destinations are too remote to receive appropriate medical care in a timely fashion. In these cases, we offer emergency medicine physician escorts to minimize your medical risks. Our experience in remote areas, such as the Arctic Circle and the jungles of South America, has given us valuable insight to anticipate your medical needs, no matter where you travel.
Travel and Remote Residence Medical Kits
Black Bag clients carry individualized medical kits specific to their medical needs and travel habits. The kit contains simple over-the-counter medications, as well as prescription medications for common travel illnesses and infections. Where local medical care is inadequate, or simply unavailable, physician-directed use of your Black Bag kit can salvage your trip, and possibly avoid a more acute medical emergency. We also provide expanded medical kits for remote homes accessible only by plane or boat.