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In emergency patient transport by helicopter, rapid response and decisive action are crucial in seamlessly moving patients from one place to another with helicopter transport. While patient transport flights can cover great distances in less time than ground transport, one of the most important aspects of a successful mission is creating a secure landing zone […]
Data is Key to Continuous Improvement in Clinician Education “Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great,” said Auguste Gusteau in the movie, “Ratatouille.” Many say that about teaching. It may be possible for anyone to teach, but not everyone is a teacher. It takes passion to understand how adults learn and how […]
As healthcare continues to evolve, the need for patient advocacy has become increasingly important. Patient advocacy is a form of support and assistance that enables patients to navigate the complexities of the billing process with confidence so they can focus on recovery.
At Air Methods, we hire the best and then we make them better. That’s why we created our Ascend Critical Care Clinician Education program for our employees and others in the critical care field. This program, which is available in-person and online, provides the highest level of training and certifications for all emergency care clinicians, […]
Air medical transport is often seen as the preferred mode of transport for high-risk patients, particularly those requiring a specialized critical care team during transport. Choosing air medical transport over ground-based transportation for certain types of patients can increase safety, save time, and continue treatment performed by specialized care teams while en route. Let’s discuss […]
As prehospital care continues to advance and be supported more by evidence-based outcomes, it is essential that we expand clinical research to provide the most effective treatments for our patients. Clinical research provides invaluable insights into new methods, drugs, devices, and procedures that can help revolutionize patient outcomes. At Air Methods, we are committed to […]
Whether she’s leading our team of Air Methods Ascend instructors or teaching courses in flight line readiness and aviation, our Aviation Education Manager, Melanie Smith, MIM, MBA, M.Ed., draws on her impressive background and past experiences. She began her career as a US Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot serving in the Middle East and Europe. After […]
Respiratory viruses in children are on the rise nationwide, including flu, RSV, and COVID-19 cases. As of the end of November, influenza activity is high and continues to increase across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC estimates there have been nearly 9 million flu illnesses and 78,000 […]
At Air Methods, we salute our 1,368 teammates who have served in our nation’s armed forces, and now help provide lifesaving efforts to hundreds of communities across the country. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to keep our country safe. Because the military has excellent training programs for pilots, mechanics, clinicians, and other needed […]
On July 16, 8-year-old Alexander Wilson and his father Aaron Wilson made the trek across state lines from Oklahoma City, OK to Emporia, KS to visit with the LifeSave 21 crewmembers who transported him the day he and his siblings were pulled out of a fiery crash last month that claimed the life of his […]
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of: Air Methods Northeast Region on November 28th and 29th, 2022. The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit will be used to determine whether, and the […]
From a flight request to a post-flight debrief, the Operational Control Center (OCC) at Air Methods has an important role in ensuring that our helicopters take off, deliver, and land safely. With 15-20 thousand active flights each month, clear communication combined with safety measures is a top priority. Often considered the “brain” of air medical […]