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Air Methods provides safe and reliable lifesaving treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our highly-trained clinicians are held to the highest standards in critical care transport.
Their knowledge, expertise and compassion help give patients a real chance at another tomorrow.
As the leader in the air medical industry, Air Methods’ hiring requirements and education delivery are unmatched.
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Air Methods provides our newly-hired clinicians with a comprehensive training program. All clinicians receive ongoing training. Air methods utilizes both simulation and didactic education in development of its medical teams.
New Hire – All Clinicians
Ongoing – All Clinicians
Air Methods Centers of Excellence are sophisticated facilities equipped with simulation and video technology called LearningSpace.
Air Methods crew members are able to:
Air Methods uses human cadaver labs for training on procedural skills and anatomical knowledge. The goal is to empower the flight crews with the confidence needed to perform medical procedures in high-intensity situations, supervised by our medical directors.
Air Methods is raising the bar for clinical research. Our research is not only impacting lives in air medical, but has been widely accepted in prehospital emergency care and emergency medicine. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into safety technologies, tools and training, and we have benchmarked the standards in emergency medicine.
We are proud to be the only air medical company in a Community-Based System (CBS) to have Institutional Review Board Accreditation and Federal Wide Assurance completed and renewed through 2021
Placing a tracheal tube is the most complex procedure performed in air medical practice. After Air Methods identified the factors that contributed to unsuccessful intubation, it created the HEAVEN criteria in 2015. A life-saving trauma care prediction tool, HEAVEN is now established as the gold standard process for airway management.As the leader in the air medical industry, Air Methods’ hiring requirements and education delivery are unmatched.
The Ground Air Medical Quality Transport (GAMUT) Quality Improvement Collaborative is a database for transport teams to track, report and analyze their performance on transport-specific quality metrics by comparing it to other programs. According to the GAMUT Benchmarking, Air Methods’ clinicians outperform the industry in six key metrics, including first-attempt tracheal tube placement success.
Air Methods mitigates clinical risk through a variety of monitoring and reporting tools.
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) includes a voluntary audit every three years to establish we meet and exceed industry-wide standards. These standards address not only the quality of patient care, education of medical personnel and medical equipment, but also operational and safety concerns. Achieving CAMTS accreditation is a mark of excellence for a critical care transport program. The Air Methods’ standard is for all CBS programs to earn CAMTS after one year of service.
Designed internally by the company and modeled similarly to the FAA voluntary safety programs.
Studies have shown patients who have suffered significant trauma stand a better chance of survival after receiving blood immediately. Air Methods has 98 bases now carrying blood in flight, and growing.
Our subsidiary, Air Idaho Rescue, has reopened its West Yellowstone seasonal air medical base serving the greater Yellowstone region. In conjunction with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), the Air Idaho Rescue base extends care to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest, and the Madison River valley. The base officially […]
It’s been a strange, stressful year for our flight paramedics and nurses in eastern Idaho, with pandemic challenges adding a new burden to their ordinary tasks of patient transport and wilderness rescue. A job that once consisted of ferrying critical patients from outlying hospitals to larger facilities and stabilizing patients from trips deep in the […]
On Tuesday, March 23, Ruthie Barko, Air Methods Director of Government Affairs, testified before the Tennessee Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in support of SB 1038, which seeks to provide consumers protection in regards to air medical memberships. The following is the complete text of her testimony, which can also be viewed on the Committee […]
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