Critical Care Capabilities

The flight crew is a highly experienced team consisting of a pilot, nurse and paramedic. The medical crew (nurse and paramedic team) are required to maintain multiple advanced certifications and participate in advanced training pertinent to critical care and air medical transport, in addition to state (paramedic, PHRN and nurse) credentials. The advanced training includes quarterly simulation lab training, quarterly advanced airway management training, air crew aviation training and additional required critical care educational requirements.  

The aircraft has a medical interior outfitted for critical care transports and includes Cardiac Monitoring (heart rate, 12-lead EKGs), invasive lines/pacing, pulse oximetry and electrical therapy, Invasive Pacing Capabilities and Ventilation Management, including the following non-invasive and advanced modes of ventilation: Intra-aortic Balloon Therapy, Medication Infusion, RSI and Advanced Airway Management capabilities.

The flight crew works closely with the referring hospital team and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers to efficiently assess and package these patients for safe and rapid transport, all while limiting out-of-hospital time for the patient.