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UNITED ROTORCRAFT AND SIKORSKY DELIVER FIREHAWK HELICOPTERS TO COMBAT CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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by Air Methods In California, more than 16,750 firefighters are battling the 29 major wildfires that have burned a total of 3.3 million acres across the state. The record-breaking temperatures and lack of rain have exacerbated these conditions and are not expected to improve any time soon. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, […]

AS COVID-19 CASES INCREASE IN RURAL AMERICA, PEOPLE ARE DELAYING ER VISITS

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by Air Methods By Paul M. Ross, Jr., Regional Account Executive, Air Methods/ARCH Air Medical Service Air Methods is preparing for a potential spike in the Midwest, especially after the Labor Day holiday, but we also want to make sure people realize they should go to the ER if they are experiencing other life-threatening conditions. […]

AIR METHODS’ OWN AIDAN O’CONNOR JR. HONORED AS A 2020 EMS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

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by Air Methods The entire Air Methods family is thrilled to congratulate Aidan O’Connor Jr. as a 2020 EMS Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The award recognizes three EMS professionals whose volunteer efforts advance EMS through educating and engaging elected government leaders, EMS and healthcare communities, and […]

UNIVISION SHOWCASES HEROIC WORK OF MERCY AIR CREWS COMBATTING COVID-19 IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA

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by Air Methods As the battle against COVID-19 rages on, so does the demand for patient care in rural areas. Recently, Univision, a leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., got an inside look at the heroic work Mercy Air crews are doing during the pandemic to move patients out of crowded hospitals in Southern […]

COVID-19: APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED FOR MOVING FORWARD

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by Air Methods Not long ago we joined our partner, Central Logic, a leading provider of innovative transfer center and on-call scheduling technology, to present a webinar on lessons we have learned since COVID-19 began to dominate our lives and the work we do. Both Air Methods and Central Logic have enacted efforts during the pandemic […]

JASON QUISLING, VICE PRESIDENT OF FLIGHT OPERATIONS, WEIGHS IN ON HOW HEMS OPERATORS ARE ADAPTING TO PANDEMIC CHALLENGES.

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by Air Methods Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) continue providing life-saving patient care while adapting to the volatile climate of the pandemic. In a recent article, Always There, Always Ready, from RotorHub Magazine’s June/July 2020 Issue, Air Methods VP of Flight Operations, Jason Quisling, reflected on his experiences since the pandemic struck. While Quisling noted a […]

MERCY AIR RECOGNIZED FOR EFFORTS TRANSPORTING COVID-19 PATIENTS IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA

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by Air Methods As the world continues to be rocked by the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders across the country work tirelessly to coordinate care for people who need it most. Imperial County, a rural and impoverished region in Southern California with a population of about 180,000 people, has been a hotspot […]

MAINTENANCE CREWS TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION DURING PANDEMIC

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by Air Methods Our aircraft maintenance crews spend most of their time behind the scenes, making sure our air ambulances meet the standards required to transport patients. Without them, it would be impossible for our operations to function. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the unique job done by our amazing maintenance team requires unique precautions. Recognizing […]

PATIENT EDUCATION, PPE CRITICAL AS AMERICANS DELAY CARE IN DROVES

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by Air Methods Air Methods CEO JaeLynn Williams recently joined the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA’s) podcast to discuss the unyielding trend of patients delaying care amid the pandemic. According to a recent study by Kaiser Family Foundation, almost half of all Americans say they or someone they live with has delayed medical care due […]

ONE HAND TIED BEHIND OUR BACK

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By Air Methods This op-ed is from five New York medical directors for LifeNet New York New York currently does not allow air ambulances to carry and transfuse its own blood products. Recently, several medical directors from our LifeNet bases wrote an op-ed calling for the state legislature to change this law. We write as […]

FLORIDA MUST PROTECT AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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by Air Methods Air medical services have always been crucial to providing prehospital emergency care to patients in dire need. During this unprecedented pandemic, these transports are even more critical. Florida is one of many states currently seeing a spike in COVID-19 and patients in rural areas count on air ambulances to get them to […]

WHERE HAVE ALL THE PATIENTS GONE?

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by JaeLynn Williams COVID-19 has created a secondary epidemic in which people are effectively risking their lives to avoid risking their lives. Imagine a family member enduring a heart attack at home with no medical attention. It’s a terrifying thought. But it is happening with alarming regularity all over the country.  A recent piece by […]