• Karen Espinosa: A Defenders of Tomorrow story

    Five or 10 years ago, Karen would have ended up in a nursing home after such a severe stroke, but newer treatments and the quick response made possible a full recovery, for Karen Espinosa, Air Methods patient. As someone who works with stroke victims, she has seen how it can leave people severely disabled. “I’m so lucky to be talking,” she said. Karen returned to work within 10 days.

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  • Teammate’s mother saved by air medical, blood: nearly 7,000 units of platelets are needed daily in the U.S.

    As a DPL team manager who oversees transfers for nine hospitals, Chad Dilsaver is used to dealing with life and death situations every day. But when his own mother required emergency air medical transport, he gained a whole new perspective on the crucial services that provide patients with “another tomorrow.”

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  • Trip Collins: A Defenders of Tomorrow Story

    When Brittany Collins heard the gunshot and looked at her three-year-old son, Trip, he was clutching his stomach. The little boy had accidentally got a hold of a weapon and shot himself. Everything that happened over the next minutes was critical to the boy’s survival.

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  • University-style research means life-saving improvements for Air Methods emergency procedures

    Much like a university or research hospital, Air Methods has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB) that approves research to make sure it applies ethical methodology. Air Methods is the first healthcare ambulance company to create its own IRB. With a database of 8,500 procedures, Air Methods derives statistical research from its operations nationwide to scientifically establish best practices.

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  • With Lifeguard 1, the Alouette returns to Colorado

    Called “Lifeguard 1,” the Alouette will ultimately be restored as a replica of an early civil air medical helicopter for display at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver.

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