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AIR METHODS FLIGHT CREW CALLED TO ACTION AMID COVID-19 SPIKE IN NEBRASKA

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As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the U.S., Nebraska doctors are seeing a dangerous milestone approaching—compromised quality healthcare. The pandemic has threatened the availability of hospital beds and, as healthcare workers explain, it continues to push them to physical and mental exhaustion. The irony though, as things get worse, they’re needed more, and that goes for all first responders, including a group often overlooked: flight paramedics.

In Nebraska, on any given day, a dream team of healthcare heroes from Air Methods could be called to transport a person in need of critical care via air ambulance.

Omaha-based WOWT 6 News got an inside look at the work Air Methods crews are doing throughout the pandemic to safely transport patients in the region. Air Methods is often called in by small hospitals who don’t have the specialized tools needed in emergencies—especially in rural areas that can be underserved from an advanced-care standpoint.

Check out the full story from WOWT 6 News here.