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Honoring Our Veterans

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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 […]

Alexander Wilson with the LifeSave 21 crew.

LifeSave 21 Crew Members Reunite With Survivor of Fiery Crash in Rural Kansas

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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 […]

Public Notice

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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 […]

4 Ways our Operational Control Center Has Your Back on Safety

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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 […]

Summer Winds Down but the Temperatures Do Not. Beat the Heat with These Tips!

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Across the country we are continuing to observe record high temperatures and experts predict we won’t be seeing relief any time soon. August is commonly the time for some of the hottest days of the year. Because of this, we want to take a moment to refresh everyone on heat related illness and to remind […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 18: The Cost of Experience

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Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital EDucation) is back 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 […]

Air medical memberships: Relics of the past

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You won’t hear this from most air medical companies, but air medical memberships are no longer necessary. On New Year’s Day a federal law went into effect preventing air medical companies from hitting consumers with surprise balance bills, which is the practice of invoicing a patient for the difference between the plan’s reimbursement and the […]

Improving Patient Outcomes With Blood In Flight

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Carrying blood and plasma in flight is a top priority for us to optimize outcomes for those with traumatic injuries. Patients suffering significant blood loss are at risk for hemorrhagic shock which causes the body’s organs to fail and can lead to death. This is the harsh reality of emergency medicine, which is why we […]

Celebrate Safely This Summer With These 4 Tips

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Summer is in full swing. For many of us, summer means being surrounded by loved ones at the beach, lake, and mountains making memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re hiking through Yellowstone National Park or barbecuing beachside in Pensacola, we want the memories made this summer to continue to be positive ones. From all […]

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast Ep 17: 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 […]

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