Our flight medics are selected from the finest pre-hospital care clinicians. Each Flight medic must complete rigorous curriculum, as well as the courses of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and either pre-hospital or Basic Trauma Life Support (PHTLS or BTLS).
Once accepted into our training program, the flight medic candidate undergoes a rigorous orientation and training process designed to augment their already considerable skills. This expanded scope of practice is designed to bring a higher level of care to each air medical mission, and includes skills such as advanced airway management, rapid sequence induction, central venous access, and a wide array of medications usually reserved for the hospital setting.
In addition, each medic is required to perform additional per-hospital duties including ground transport care and in-hospital rotations. Many of the medics serve as faculty in regional training programs, and take advantage of specialized continuing education programs in Advanced Pediatric Life Support, Advance Trauma Life Support, and procedure labs.