Aeromedics Essay Research Paper PCI Spring 2000Death — страница 3

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official description of this event is as follows: Amarillo Life Star Helicopter responded to a scene reportedly close to the Texas / Oklahoma state line. Fog was reported forming while the aircraft was on scene. The pilot and crew lifted with a pediatric patient on board at approximately 0605. No radio communication was established after lift off. Due to fog in the area a ground search was initiated and the wreckage was found at approximately 1100 hours. There were no survivors. Name of the crew members have not yet been released. If you are thinking about a career within the flight crew community don t look for a large raise in income. Don t expect a lot of time off or to have any less work either. Competition is stiff for these jobs. There are 277 programs that currently fly

with a paramedic on board. For each flight paramedic opening, 250 applications are received. And there are only 1200 flight paramedics operating in the United States as of Nov 1999. With an average turn over time of 3 to 5 years per position, it might be easier if you have the right qualifications before applying. As a whole most services are looking for personnel who are already in possession of their Nation Registry Paramedics Certification, experience of 3 to 5 years in a high volume 911 system, emergency department or Intensive care unit experience, Instructor qualifications in ACLS, BTLS, PHTLS, or PALS, experienced in critical care inter-facility transport, bachelors degree or graduate studies, and being up to date and well read on all current research and literature. So

how busy are these services? Tulsa Flight Life reported that since 1979 they have flow, with patients on board, 28, 363 sorties. That averages out to 150 flights with patients per month. What can you and your patient expect on board one of these standard Flight Life Helicopters? Medical equipment will include ECG monitors, external cardiac pacer, cardiac defibrillator, pulse oximeter, non-invasive blood pressure monitor, invasive pressure transducing monitor, end tidal CO2 monitor, and a doppler volume ventilator. In addition to helicopter services, many companies also offer fixed wing prop or turbine medical transport. These long range craft could be anything from a beechcraft twin to a Learjet 25, that can cruise at 500 miles per hour and at 45,000 feet. All within 15 minutes

of takeoff. These small but powerful aircraft offer a flight crew of 2, medical crew of 2, room for 3 family members, and even for the patient. As you can see Air Medical evacuation has come a long way in a very short span of time. From the early and primitive machines in Korea, to the big, powerful twin turbine machines of now. Every day these machine and their crews are saving lives in both Military and civilian world. They can reach unheard of areas and provides services never dreamed of just a few years ago. Making pickups on Interstate highway, small rural farm, or even mountain top, few medical emergencies are out of their reach. If you want the challenge of a life time, it awaits you here, in the Aeromedics! Glossary Internet resources: National Flight Paramedics

Association The Dustoff Association AeroCare Air Ambulance Inc Advanced Air Ambulance