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As 2011 draws to a close, AAMS would like to wish its members and industry partners a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the emergency medical transport profession, we would like to provide to the readers of the AAMS News on the Fly a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume next Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.


                          


Is it time we give up endotracheal intubation?
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March 22, 2011: The kid was unconscious, her neck still livid with the ligature marks of the coaxial cable she had used to hang herself. Her mother had found her just in time, and somehow managed to lift her up enough with one arm to release the tension on her makeshift noose, while cutting the cable with the other. More



The salary of a hospital helicopter pilot
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June 21, 2011: A hospital helicopter pilot is also known as an Emergency Medical Services pilot. These pilots transfer people dealing with life-threatening injuries from one location to a nearby hospital or from the hospital to another medical facility. They also fly other medical transports that aren't emergencies. The salary of an EMS pilot is quite good, but pay can also vary depending on where the pilot lives. More

Bi-partisan bill may set new safety standard for air ambulance services
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Aug. 23, 2011: A topic in the air ambulance world that's being discussed among air medical crews in all 50 states is the new bi-partisan bill, S. 1407, that's – rather miraculously – made its way to the floors of the embattled U.S. Congress. The bill, introduced by Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine aspires for a new level of safety regulations for air ambulances, based on the higher standards that are already in place in states like Washington and Maine. More

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NTSB releases preliminary report in medical helicopter crash
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Sept. 13, 2011: The National Transportation Safety Board released its initial report recently after four people died when a medical helicopter crashed in Clay County in Missouri on Aug. 26. There were no survivors on the LifeNet helicopter that was attempting to stop for fuel. A pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic, and patient died in the crash. More

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Giving IV fluids on scene might raise death risk for trauma victims
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Jan. 11, 2011: The long-standing practice of first giving severely wounded trauma patients intravenous (IV) fluids before bringing them to a trauma center may actually raise their risk of death, a new study suggests. The finding flies in the face of common medical wisdom and mandated protocols in some states that require that IV fluids be given to trauma patients immediately if their blood pressure drops precipitously. More

Paramedic discusses 2009 MEDSTAR crash
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May 17, 2011: A paramedic involved in the August 2009 crash of the MEDSTAR helicopter spoke just one day after the release of the NTSB report detailing the factors that contributed to the crash. Right after the crash, Paramedic Dave Duncan thought he might die. "Next thing I remember is opening my eyes, spitting out the water and thinking, 'I'm going to die here,'" said Paramedic Dave Duncan. Duncan was first to make it to the surface. More

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New helicopter EMS rules: What it means for public operators
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Oct. 11, 2011: Since the mid-1990s, the number of helicopters providing emergency medical service in the United States has grown nearly 300 percent to approximately 840. Coupled with the industry's rapid growth, the HEMS accident rate has almost doubled over that time. The main causes have centered on controlled flight into terrain, inadvertent operation into instrument meteorological conditions, and pilot spatial disorientation/lack of situational awareness during night operations. More



A different kind of status: Status asthmaticus
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Jan. 18, 2011: An air medical transport team is called to transfer a 19-year-old male from a small, six-bed freestanding urgent care center in a farming community 50 miles from the regional university-based referral center. The patient has a history of asthma and was hospitalized earlier in the year. He presented to the referral center in extremis, unable to speak in full sentences with intercostal and supraclavicular retractions. Nebulized albuterol and ipratropium bromide (atrovent) failed to improve the patient's respiratory distress and his trachea was promptly intubated following a period of symptomatic bradycardia and hypoxic cardiac arrest. More

American Eurocopter ships first EC155 for University of Michigan's Survival Flight program to Metro Aviation for completion
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June 21, 2011: American Eurocopter announced that it has shipped the first EC155 bound for the University of Michigan's Survival Flight program to Metro Aviation, the air medical service provider and helicopter completions specialist based in Shreveport, La., for completion. This aircraft is the first of three EC155s to be delivered this year. It is currently scheduled to be completed this October, after which it will be put into service at U-M and will be the first EMS-configured EC155 in service in the United States. More

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Investigation into medevac use in LI accident
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VideoBriefNov. 1, 2011: A Long Island, N.Y., family filed a lawsuit recently against Nassau County alleging their daughter might still be alive if not for mistakes by first responders. The parents say they had no intention of suing but felt forced to when the county went back on their promise to investigate. Isabella Grasso was a 17-year-old on her way to achieving big things; honor student, ballet, and actress. More


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