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THE LATEST TOOLS TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL FIRST-PASS INTUBATION

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by Dave Olvera The facilitation of advanced airway management in the prehospital setting is a critical technique for patient care. Historically, the modalities and techniques have changed in prehospital transport. Included in these updates is the advancement of intubation devices and enhanced cognitive offload tools. Earlier this week, I wrote an article for AirMed&Rescue that […]

AIR METHODS DEDICATED TO SERVING OLDER AMERICANS WITH NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

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by Air Methods We all see older adults around the country make their mark every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. May is Older Americans Month (OAM) and, as we come to the end of the month, we […]

RECOGNIZING OUR EVERYDAY HEROES

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by Air Methods As EMS Week comes to an end, and we head into Memorial Day Weekend, it is the perfect time to say thank you to the selfless heroes who put their lives on the line to rescue and care for the sick and injured every single day. At Air Methods, and all the […]

A NIGHT IN NEW YORK: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE COVID-19 RESPONSE

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By Aidan O’Connor, Jr.Northeast Sales Director, Air Methods The past couple of months have been a true test for the entire healthcare industry. COVID-19 has challenged us all. As is often the case when disasters occur, even unprecedented ones like this, people have stepped up all over the world to do their part to fight […]

HEALTH AFFAIRS STUDY POINTS OUT PROBLEMS WITH BALANCE BILLING, BUT DOESN’T ADDRESS ENTIRE ISSUE

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By JaeLynn WilliamsCEO, Air Methods This week, our team read with interest a study titled, “Most Patients Undergoing Ground And Air Ambulance Transportation Receive Sizable Out-Of-Network Bills,” that was published by Health Affairs on April 15. While it examines balance billing from one point of view, it is important to provide thoughts from the perspective of an emergency air […]

DURING COVID-19 CRISIS, AIR MEDICAL SERVICES ARE CRUCIAL COMPONENT TO TIMELY PATIENT CARE

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During this national healthcare crisis, Air Methods continues to provide life-saving emergency air medical services for patients. The safety of our teammates, partners and our patients, remains our top priority and our vital services will continue, without disruption as long as we can do so in a safe manner, in accordance with proper medical protocol. […]

FLORIDA RESIDENT ADVOCATES FOR AIR AMBULANCE CARE AND INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT

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When Karen Espinosa suffered a stroke last year at her home in Lake City, Florida, she met the Florida criteria for a Stroke Alert. Thanks to the Florida Standard of Care, this meant she had to be transported by the fastest means available to a stroke center. In her case, helicopter transport from Lake City […]

SEND A CARD, GRANT A WISH THIS HOLIDAY FOR YOUNG AIR METHODS PATIENT

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One of the youngest survivors of last month’s Sutherland Springs church shooting, who is also an Air Methods patient, is requesting holiday cards be sent to him this Christmas as he continues to recover from the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history. Ryland Ward, age 5, was shot five times in the elbow, stomach and […]