This valuable reference presents an introductory overview of air medicine and all its components and operations. Developed out of the author's extensive experience in orienting new air medical employees, this is the perfect resource for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in air medicine, running a flight program, or who interacts with a flight team.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Foreword I. Introduction II. Organizational Structure III. History of Air Medicine IV. Mission Types V. Safety and Risk Management VI. Communications VII. Personnel VIII. Aircraft and Equipment IX. Flight Physiology X. Common Patient Types XI. Preparing the Patient for Air Medical Transport XII. Medical Direction XIII. Quality Management XIV. Finance XV. Benefits of an Air Medical Program XVI. Outreach and Promotional Activities XVII. Military Operations XVIII. International Air Medicine XIX. Fixed-Wing Operations XX. Starting an Air Medical Program Appendix A: Setting Up a Landing Zone Appendix B: Aircraft Photography Appendix C: Specialty Certifications (CFRN/FP-C) Appendix D: Ground Transport Systems Appendix E: Search and Rescue Appendix F: Frequently Asked Questions Glossary References Index