Hot Springs Ambulance Selects Air Methods Ascend’s EMS Review to Provide Advanced Online Training for Their Crews 


Air Methods Ascend programs provide state-of-the-art online clinical education  

HOT SPRINGS, SD, Aug. 7, 2023 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Hot Springs Ambulance has selected Air Methods Ascend’s online EMS review to provide continuing education for their paramedics, AEMTs (advanced emergency medical technicians), and EMTs (emergency medical technicians).  

Established in 1985, Hot Springs Ambulance Service provides Basic Life Support (BLS) services and Advanced Life Support (ALS) to the surrounding communities of Fall River County, as well as southern parts of Custer County, including Wind Cave National Park.  

“We are very excited to start the Ascend training and expand our partnership with Air Methods,” said Randy Stombaugh, president of Hot Springs Ambulance Service. “Not only will the quality education benefit our crews, but we believe it will also be great for employee retention since it makes recertification more accessible.” 

Ascend’s in-person and online education programs provide access to world-class educators, state-of-the-art tools, and cutting-edge technologies to help pre-hospital and critical care clinicians build their knowledge, enabling them to operate at the top of their licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements. Education programs include advanced manikin-based simulation and virtual reality training that mirror real-world patient care scenarios, building life-saving skills and confidence.  

Recently, Ascend also added EMS Review to its offerings of innovative online education programs for emergency medical responders seeking to advance their training, help improve emergent patient outcomes and meet their continuing education needs. Courses meet certification requirements for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC). 

“We are excited to offer our online training programs to Hot Springs Ambulance Service,” said Dr. Stephanie Queen, Air Methods Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. “These programs will provide the crew with the latest clinical techniques and practices to continue to provide the best possible care for their patients.” 

Learn more about the Ascend education program here