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Are you interested in speaking at the AMTC 2012 - Seattle - Oct. 22-24?
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Time to get your speaker submissions prepared and ready for what is sure to be a great location in the northwest! The deadline for speaker submissions is Dec. 15, 2011. Click here to submit.

Scholarship applications are available online
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MTLI Scholarship
MedEvac Foundation International will award a two-year scholarship for an individual to attend the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI). The goal of this MedEvac Foundation program is to assist in professional development of leaders in the medical transport community in an effort to improve safety, patient care, education of providers, and advocacy. Click here to apply online. Thank you to Metro Aviation, Inc. for funding this program.

SMTA Scholarship
MedEvac Foundation International will award a two-year scholarship for an individual to attend the Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA). The goal of this MedEvac Foundation program is to provide formal continuing education for individuals interested in improving their understanding of safety systems theory and the application of that theory to the practice of medical transport. Click here to apply online. Thank you to the Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA) for funding this program.

Fly the Lightest Weight IABP

When size and weight is important, consider the options. 91.5 lbs fly weight, 25.5 x 13.5 x 21.5 inches of automaticity in balloon pump support. Teleflex Medical / Arrow International IABP, designed and developed in conjunction with industry professionals. Stop by the booth at AMTC or call 800-523-8446 today for
more information.

Safety News

Emergency trauma: How to test and diagnose
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Learning how to test and diagnose emergency trauma is an essential part of training for EMS practitioners. Diagnosing an emergency trauma involves everything from chest pain to amputations to snakebites. When an EMS professional encounters any of these conditions, there are specific steps called protocols or standing orders to be taken to deal with them speedily and effectively to ensure the safety of the patient. More

Obstacle course teaches stretcher operations right the first time
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It's difficult to understand the concept of safe stretcher handling just by watching a video or reading a policy. There are many more components of safe patient handling such as a review of proper body mechanics, choosing the right equipment, lifting techniques and employee wellness that must be covered first. More

Li2800QC - Lithium Engine Starting

This compact portable Lithium Ion starting unit is a full 28VDC battery pack and will provide superior starts on all electrically-started turbine engines. It has dual, redundant chargers with a total of seven amps output and a recharge time of approximately four hours.

EMS providers need scene safety training
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It's pretty well established that violence against EMS personnel is a real and pervasive problem. It's reasonably well documented in the U.S., and it has become almost a recreational activity for certain individuals in the United Kingdom. Reviewing the literature, it looks like violence against EMS providers can be expected to occur on perhaps one of every 20 calls, on the average, with wide variations giving the differing natures of the communities served by EMS agencies in the U.S. More

Groundbreaking research looks at how blasts injure brain
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During a firefight in Afghanistan's Kandahar province in 2002, U.S. Army Maj. Kevin Kit Parker stood atop a hill awaiting a Medevac flight for an injured soldier when a bomb exploded several miles away. He saw the bomb's intense light first, then felt its shock waves ripple through his body. More

Risk of copter-bird collisions rises
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For more than two decades, through September of this year, the Federal Aviation Administration recorded a half-dozen collisions between birds and a helicopter in Mississippi. But within the past month, there were two serious bird-copter strikes in this state - both involving choppers in the University of Mississippi Medical Center's AirCare program. More

Newer blood thinner may pose danger to trauma patients
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A new blood thinner touted for its convenience and enhanced quality of life may have hidden problems that could threaten the lives of certain patients, a new report suggests. A letter to the editor in the Nov. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports severe bleeding complications among trauma patients on the anti-clotting medicine Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate). More

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Intracranial pressure and the Cushing reflex
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The Cushing response refers to the changes the body experiences to compensate for rising intracranial pressure. Cushing's triad of signs includes hypertension, bradycardia and apnea. Dr. Harvey Cushing introduced blood pressure measurement as a method of monitoring patient status during neurosurgical procedures. Cushing recognized that the body's initial response to rising intracranial pressure is a rise in systolic blood pressure. The rising systolic pressure results in widened pulse pressures, bradycardia and irregular breathing. More
Taking portability to new heights

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Community News

3 die after plane carrying patient crashes en route to northwest suburban airport
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VideoBriefA small airplane transporting a medical patient to the Chicago area crashed in northwest suburban Riverwoods on the evening of Nov. 28, killing three of the five people on board, authorities said. Among the dead was the patient, 80-year-old John Bialek of suburban Streamwood, and his wife, Ilomae, 75, according to authorities. The plane crashed just after the pilot reported he was having a fuel problem. More

NTSB issues report on fatal air ambulance crash last July
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The July 2010 air ambulance crash near Alpine, Texas' airport that killed 5 people apparently was caused by pilot error and possible pilot fatigue, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash, on the Fourth of July weekend, claimed the lives of Mary Folger, 73; Guy Richard Folger, 78; flight nurses Sharon Falkner, 49, and Tracy Chambers, 42; and pilot Ted Caffarel, 59. More

Upstate South Carolina medical helicopter to perform blood transfusions
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VideoBriefBlood transfusions can now be performed "in flight" on critically injured patients who are being airlifted to the hospital. More

Now Hiring- Communication Center Manager

Manages, directs and performs responsible administrative, technical and supervisory work, for the effective and efficient 24-hour operation of the Life Link III Communications Center. To learn more about this position, click here.

*Please print and fax application to 612-638-4931.

Sanford Lifeflight benefiting from night vision technology
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The military has realized the benefits of night vision technology for years. Now pilots with Sanford's Life Flight have been trained and are now using the helmet mounted night-vision goggles. The goggles are especially important for medical emergencies in our rural areas. More

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