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Methadon’t Do That

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Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital EDucation) has returned with another episode this month! The podcast, designed for pre-hospital and in-hospital care providers, sheds light on the unique and challenging clinical scenarios faced by our emergency medical crews. It is a first-of-its-kind platform in which air medical and in-hospital clinicians share their stories from the […]

The Top 5 Trends Facing the Air Medical Industry in 2022

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The future of healthcare and its impact on air medical services is facing sweeping changes and acute challenges. From hospital closures and staffing shortages to increased domestic tourism, Air Methods is evaluating market dynamics and preparing for this shift. Here are our top 5 trends facing the air medical industry in 2022.  1. Obstetrical Units […]

THANK YOU NURSING, EMS, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS!

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Throughout the month of May we are recognizing the fearless men and women in the nursing, EMS, and law enforcement fields. From our Air Methods team members, to the nurses, EMS, and law enforcement professionals we partner with, we believe it is important to ensure that the vital contributions of these practitioners in safeguarding the […]

ENHANCING SAFETY BY HELPING PILOTS FOCUS ON THEIR LIFE-SAVING MISSION

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As we work on our mission to further advance safety measures to protect our pilots and patients, our latest partnership with Skyryse, a transportation technology company, will allow us to retrofit more than 400 of our single-engine helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts with FlightOS. Skyryse’s FlightOS state-of-the-art technology provides increased operational safety in clear or inclement […]

ACHIEVING SAFE AND SECURE AUTONOMOUS DRONE LANDINGS WITH WONDER ROBOTICS

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Continuing our quest to improve access to urgently needed medical supplies for healthcare providers, we are happy to announce that Spright, our new drone division, along with Wonder Robotics, a leading technology innovator supporting commercial drone operations, are partnering to implement market-leading safety enhancements through autonomous drone operational and vertical awareness technology. Operating our drones […]

NATIVE AIR 7 CELEBRATES 20 YEARS SERVING CENTRAL ARIZONA

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We want to take a moment to celebrate Native Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods,  on their 20th Anniversary of its Native Air 7 air ambulance service. Since opening their doors in April 2002, the Native Air 7 crew has remained committed to providing lifesaving care to residents in the region. Native Air 7 provides […]

AIR METHODS TOUCHES DOWN IN NEBRASKA TO EXPAND AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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Today we are thrilled to open a new base in Nebraska to provide emergency air medical services to local communities in central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Located in Kearney, Nebraska, the Tri City LifeNet crew’s presence will result in quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations and provide interfacility transports for patients needing […]

IMPROVING PATIENT CARE THROUGH SPRIGHT’S LATEST PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERPATH LABORATORY

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At Air Methods, our mission has always been rooted in expanding timely access to care which is why we are thrilled to share that Spright, the drone division of Air Methods, has partnered with Interpath Laboratory to begin the process towards launching a first-of-its-kind drone delivery network to transfer lab specimens. Many communities located in […]

AIR METHODS’ COMMITMENT TO SAFETY IN LIGHT OF RECENT 5G NETWORK ACTIVATION DELAYS

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A study completed by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA, Inc.) and white paper published on October 7, 2020, revealed the susceptibility of aircraft radio altimeters to commercial 5G cellular transmissions. It was determined that the activation of the 3.7-3.98 GHz C-band, planned for December 5, 2021, may adversely affect the accuracy or functionality of […]

JANUARY IS NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH – NOW IS THE TIME TO GIVE BLOOD!

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Carrying blood and plasma has been a top priority for us for years to support our efforts to help people with traumatic injuries. However, in some areas, it has not always been a feasible option to carry blood or plasma due to limited resources. We are proud to be a longtime partner of the American […]

AIR METHODS STATEMENT REGARDING AN ACCIDENT OF THE AIR METHODS LIFENET AIRCRAFT IN DREXEL HILL, PENNSYLVANIA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Denver, CO January 11, 2022 Today an Air Methods owned aircraft experienced an accident in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The EC 135 aircraft in question was from the LifeNet program, based out of Hagerstown, Maryland. There were no fatalities associated with this accident and the patient and crew are receiving medical evaluation. The […]

ANCC DESIGNATES AIR METHODS AS INDUSTRY’S ONLY ACCREDITED AIR MEDICAL PROVIDER

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We are proud to announce that we have earned a prestigious honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the industry’s only air medical provider to achieve the distinction of Accredited Provider. This accreditation signifies that we are continuing education programs for its nurses meet or exceed industry benchmarks. As the international standard of […]

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