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Emergency Care

 

EagleMed has operations in the Midwest. EagleMed’s fleet of aircraft permits the company to provide timely transport.

EagleMed employs registered nurses and paramedics who serve as medical flight crews, with one nurse and one paramedic serving on each mission. EagleMed has a minimum requirement of 3 years experience in the ER or ICU for Nurses, and Paramedics must have a minimum of 3 years pre-hospital experience.

EagleMed uses METI Emergency Care Simulators as part of its initial training process and recurrent training. The Emergency Care Simulator is a life-size computerized mannequin utilized for clinical skill set training from basic airway management to high level advanced procedures. The simulator provides the ability to approach training from a scenario-based situation through the aspects of critical thinking and hands-on critical patient care. EagleMed also developed a CAMTS approved Advanced Course in Trauma Transport (ACTT) training program to further enhance the high level of training for their medical crews.

Medical direction for EagleMed is provided by medical directors located in areas served by the company. EagleMed medical directors work together to develop the company's medical protocols and to ensure the medical crews are in compliance with the medical regulations. They also provide the final level of the quality assurance process with 100 percent clinical chart reviews. EagleMed has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) since 2000.

 

All medical crewmembers must be certified in:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) 
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Additional certifications include:

  • Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (preferred)
  • Certified Flight Nurse - CFRN

Ongoing competency standards are achieved through:

  • Skills Lab Training
  • Simulated Patient Care Experiences
  • Helicopter Safety and Landing Zone Instruction
  • Quarterly and Annual Competency Training

Advanced critical care skills include:

  • Drug Assisted Intubation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Management
  • Cardiac Emergency Management
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Flight Physiology
  • Ventilator Management
  • Advanced Airway Management including Surgical Cricothyrotomy 
  • 12-lead EKG Interpretation

Safety Training Includes:

  • Night Vision Training Scenarios
  • Landing Zone and Helicopter Safety Class
  • Air Medical Resource Management
  • Educational programs in which Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours are awarded.