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We constantly work to develop and strengthen relationships with the communities we serve. Our crews participate in local events, provide critical access to hospitals, and educate local agencies on clinical and safety.
We are dedicated to providing expert care and education to the communities we serve. Our philosophy is to partner with our customers to assist in providing excellent patient care throughout each phase of the patient experience. As the premier provider of critical care transport services, we view our customers as an extension of our services and are dedicated to providing continuing education that improves patient outcomes.Our Outreach Courses are developed and updated by a team of content experts utilizing the most current evidence-based practices. All courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and offer one CE credit unless otherwise stated. All courses are accredited for virtual or in-person presentations and are offered free of charge to our customers. Courses will be presented by your local Flight Nurses and Flight Paramedics with expertise on each topic.
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Interpretation of 12-Lead EKG and treatment for STEMI.
This course addresses the performance and interpretation of a 12-lead EKG for all levels of providers. Included in this course is recognition of arrhythmias and cardiac abnormalities. This course also includes treatment of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarctions following the most current recommendations.
Evidence-based RSI procedure for providers that assist with intubation.
This course discusses the most current evidence-based research on the topic of Rapid Sequence Intubation. This course is focused on the provider that assists a professional with intubation, rather than performing the intubation. Included is education on predictors of difficult intubation and proper preparation of the patient and equipment.
Recognition and treatment of emergencies involving the vascular system.
This course focuses on the assessment and emergency treatment of patients with life-threatening vascular emergencies. Included in this course is stroke, aortic dissection, intracranial hemorrhage, herniation syndrome, and peripheral occlusions. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these conditions and the current evidence-based treatments for them.
Obtaining, interpreting, and treating ABG values.
This course covers the purpose of performing an Arterial Blood Gas and the pathophysiology of the ABG. Course focuses on interpretation of the ABG and treatment for acid-base imbalance conditions.
Setting up and securing a helicopter landing zone.
This course teaches fire, police, EMS, and other first responders how to select and set up a landing zone for a helicopter. Focusing on safety of ground and air providers, this course provides information based upon the CAMTS requirements and the standards of the FAA. Course also includes helicopter crash recovery.
Indications and use of blood products, including adverse reactions.
This course outlines the use of blood products and their appropriate indications. Focusing on the most commonly utilized blood products for emergent conditions, this course describes proper administration, safety, and treatment of adverse blood transfusion reactions. This course includes information about stopping hemorrhage.
Review of metabolism and its effect on etCO2, including using waveforms for assessment and treatment of medical conditions.
This course provides an in-depth look at metabolism and the measurement of carbon dioxide. A review of the normal and abnormal waveforms from end-tidal CO2 and the concept of a V/Q mismatch. The uses of etCO2 in the evaluation, prediction, and assessment of care is also provided.
Recognition and treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Reactive Airway Diseases.
This course provides a general overview of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Reactive Airway Diseases (RAD). Participants will learn how to identify ARDS using the current evidence-based diagnostic criteria and will be able to outline the treatments for ARDS. This includes ARDS similarities caused by the Covid-19 virus. Participant will also learn to identify the two most common types of RAD and treatments for RAD conditions.
Recognition and treatment of hypothermia and frostbite with cold weather safety.
This course provides the participant with an in-depth review of hypothermia risk factor, the physiologic response to hypothermia and the interventions required to treat hypothermia in its various stages. Participant will also learn how to treat hypothermia using evidence-based practices and identify the complications that arise from treating hypothermia. Additionally, participants will learn how to prevent hypothermia during the winter and in cold water emergencies.
Review of Left Ventricular Assist Devices, including common indications and appropriate treatment and trouble-shooting.
This course provides a review of the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). Participants will learn about the different types of LVADs and how they are commonly utilized. Participants will also learn the basics of evaluating an LVAD, identifying alarms, and providing the appropriate are for the alarm. Participants will also learn about treating emergencies for a patient with an LVAD in place and what considerations are important for these patients during transport.
Review of delivering a baby in the field and care of neonates that require additional assistance.
This course is designed to teach providers that work in the field about the normal delivery of a neonate in the field environment. This course outlines the common complications of delivery, especially in the field, and the emergency interventions required. Additionally, this course outlines neonatal care for neonates that require additional assistance, such as premature or ill neonates. For the purposes of this course, a neonate is defined as a patient from birth to 28 days of life and this course discusses the current evidence-based practices outlined by the Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) course from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In-depth review of current evidence-based burn treatment from the American Burn Association.
This course will provide the participant with an in-depth discussion on the recognition and staging of burns, along with calculation of total body surface area burned, utilizing multiple techniques. The participant will also be able to recognize the priorities in treatment of burn patients, along with multiple methods of calculating the fluid resuscitation needed. Included in this course is a discussion of appropriate transfer and transport of patients with extensive burns.
Review of common cardiac rhythm and arrythmias with their current evidence-based treatments.
Full Description: This course will teach the participant the common cardiac waveforms for both the normal and abnormal cardiac rhythm. This course will outline arrythmias, both lethal and non-lethal, and will provider the participant with the common treatments for arrythmias from the American Heart Association standards. While this course may be utilized for basic level providers, it will not provide the participant with the requisite knowledge to safely perform a 12-lead EKG or monitor EKG rhythms.
*This course is still in development
Review and treatment of common torso and chest traumatic injuries.
This course will prepare the participant to recognize and treat the most common injuries of the torso and chest. Injuries to the chest and torso involve major organs that the caregiver must recognize are injured quickly in order to appropriately treat. This course will outline the signs and symptoms of major organ involvement and the proper treatment modalities for those injuries.
Recognition and treatment of illicit substances that may be abused.
This course teaches the participant about the most common types of illicit or street drugs that they may encounter. The most common street drugs that require medical treatment require providers that are aware of their actions and interactions with other medication or treatment. This course will teach the participant about the effects of these illicit substances, how to recognize overdose of these substances, how to treat overdose/use of these substances, and crew member safety for treating patients that have utilized these substances.
Review of common endocrine and metabolic emergencies and treatments in the adult population.
Full Description: This course is intended to teach the participant about common endocrine issues that are emergently experienced by adult patients. This course will cover topics of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemia in adult patients and other metabolic conditions such as Diabetes Insipidus (DI) and Hyperosmotic Hyperglycemic Syndrome (HHS). This course only teaches the proper treatment of these conditions in adult patients and does not include pediatric patients.
Diagnosis and treatment of common pediatricrespiratory emergencies.This course covers the recognition and diagnosis of the most commonly encountered emergency conditions of the respiratory system for pediatric patients. Included is a discussion on the evidence based treatments for these emergency conditions.
Recognition and evidence-based treatment of Sepsis, Septic Shock, and MODS.
Based on research from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, this presentation provides education on recognition and diagnosis of sepsis, septic shock, and MODS. Included is the most current treatment modalities and guidelines for sepsis.
Appropriate triage for patients that may require air ambulance transport.
This course focuses on the appropriate utilization of an air ambulance and preparing the patient for air ambulance transport. Utilizing the recommendations from the multiple national EMS and nursing organizations. Discussion of the benefits of air ambulance transport (both fixed and rotor wing) are included.
General care and treatment for common traumatic injuries.
With a focus on the general types of trauma, this course focuses on the identification and treatment of the patient with traumatic injuries. Course includes statistics on the leading cause of death from traumatic injuries and life-saving treatment modalities that are evidence-based practice. Course also discusses emotional and end-of-life considerations, such as organ donation, as well.
Recognition and treatment of strokes.
This course delineates between the two major types of stroke and provides education on the identification of stroke utilizing multiple peer-reviewed stroke scales. Additionally, this course discusses the current evidence-based treatments and transport of patients suffering from stroke.
Evidence-based performance of RSI for intubating providers.
This course teaches the advanced provider the basic tenants of rapid sequence intubation. Utilizing the most current evidence-based practice, this course gives the advanced provider tips and techniques to predict difficult intubation and how to make an intubation successful on the first attempt. This class may be combined with a hands-on lab to practice the techniques taught.
General obstetric care for patients in all trimesters of pregnancy.
This course provides a general overview of the pregnant patient, including the pre-term, full-term, and post-term infant. Participants will learn how to identify the three stage of labor, the corresponding changes in the pregnant female patient’s body, and how that will affect the assessment of a pregnant patient. This course also provides an overview of the causes of maternal/neonatal death and prevention of complications. Abnormal conditions such as intrauterine rupture, pre-eclampsia, amniotic embolism, and hemorrhage.
Basics of ventilation and management of a ventilator.
This course provides the participant with a basic overview of how physiological ventilation occurs and what effects ventilation. The participant will learn the differences between respiration and ventilation and how it effects human physiology. Participants will also learn the different settings of a mechanical ventilator, the normal values, and how these values and blood physiology can be controlled. This class does not teach participants how to use a ventilator or the mechanics of a specific mechanical ventilator.
In-depth review of common medication dosing for medications utilized in the critical care environment.
This course provides the participant with an in-depth review of medications that are commonly utilized in the critical care environment. Common dosing, concentrations, and contra-indications are included. Participant will have a greater understanding of the medication actions of each medication utilized.
Identification and treatment of pediatric injuries caused by environmental issues.
In this course, participants will learn about different environmental issues that cause injury or illness in pediatric patients. This course will teach participants about the complications of drowning, along with hypothermia complications. Participants will also learn about hypothermic issues in pediatric patient. Participants will learn how to recognize, treat, and seek assistance for pediatric poisoning and the treatment of pediatric patients with burns. Included is a discussion on intentional harm inflicted on pediatric patients and the emotional and legal aspects of their care.
Review of heat-related injuries and treatments, along with envenomation treatments.
This course will provide the participant with an in-depth review of heat-related injuries, including heat exhaustion, cramps, and heat stroke. Additionally, this course will teach the participant about the common signs and symptoms and treatments for heat-related injuries. This course also includes recognition of venomous snake and insect bites along with the injuries they cause. Course will teach the current common treatments for envenomation.
Review of assessment and treatment for pediatric traumas, including non-accidental trauma.
This course outlines the assessment and treatment of pediatric patients experiencing traumatic injuries. Discussion includes the definition of a pediatric patient, utilizing the Federal Drug Administration’s definition, and use of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle. Course also includes information on the physiological and physical differences between pediatric patients and adult patients. Additionally, this course includes signs and symptoms of non-accidental trauma in pediatric patients and the legal requirements that may arise as a result.
Review of the different types of heart failures and their common treatments.
This course will provide the participant with an overview of cardiac failures. A general overview of each category and type of heart failure is included along with the evidence-based treatments for that type of heart failure.
Recognition and treatment of pediatric patients with DKA and other metabolic conditions.
This course is intended to teach participants how to effectively recognize Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in pediatric patients. Pediatric patients suffering from DKA differ in many ways from adult patients. Recognition and treatment of DKA in the appropriate manner is important to survival. This course will teach the participant how to treat DKA and prevent the occurrence of secondary injury, including cerebral edema. Additionally, this course will cover other conditions involving the metabolic system that pediatric patients may suffer, including PKU, Galactosemia, Prader-Willi, and sickle cell anemia.
Review of common psychological emergencies that are frequently encountered in the field, along with the treatments for these conditions.
This course is intended to teach participant how to recognize a psychological emergency in the emergent phase. There are many psychological conditions that can result in emergencies in the field that may require medical intervention. Recognizing these conditions is not always easy and this course will assist the participant in delineating between the conditions. Additionally, this course includes safety information for the caregiver to protect themselves when caring for a patient experiencing a psychological emergency.
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