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Flight Nursing 101 What you need to know if you want to be a Flight Nurse. Sharon Purdom, RN, CEN, CFRN. The history of patient transport can be traced back to before the invention of the wheel when patients were carried or dragged to care.

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    1. Flight Nursing 101What you need to know if you want to be a Flight Nurse Sharon Purdom, RN, CEN, CFRN

    2. The history of patient transport can be traced back to before the invention of the wheel when patients were carried or dragged to care. Ambulance system were first established in the 1400’s using horse pulled stretchers and wagons specifically designed for patient transport. During WW1 the U.S. used air ambulance using a JN-4 aircraft then Igor Sirkorsky produced several helicopters for military use.

    3. The first patient helicopter rescue April 1944 in the military. 20,000 transported in Korean War. 200,000 transported Vietnam war Decrease in morbidity and mortality

    4. The first Flight Nurse training program was through the military. Six weeks training, and included flight physiology. In 1972 St. Anthony’s hospital in Denver Colorado and Loma Hospital in California started the first based helicopter program.

    5. Flight Crew personalities • Highly dedicated/dynamic • Task orientated • Decision makers • Flexible but firm • Confident • Ambitious • A little bit of a MacGyver • Adrenaline junkies • Motivated • Very high tolerance for stress

    6. Medical Crew Configuration • 80% Programs Nurse – Paramedic • Nurse – Respiratory Therapy • Nurse – Physician • Nurse - Nurse

    7. Crew configuration and training • Pilots • Minimum of 2000+ hours rotor wing flying • Most have >3500 hours • Commercial and instrument certification

    8. Requirements for Hire • Nurses • Minimum of 5 years experience in ED and/or ICU • PALS, ACLS, PHTLS(or BTLS), NRP, TNATC, ABLS, etc. • Motivated • Team player

    9. Ongoing Training After Hire Advanced procedures Aircraft safety Radio communications Night vision goggles Flight physiology CAMTS requirements

    10. Types of Calls • Inter-Facility Transports • Scene Calls

    11. Inter-Facility Transports • Cardiac: Surgical / Interventional Therapy • CHF / Pulmonary Edema • IABP & VAD’s • Medical: GI Bleed & Liver Failure • Sepsis • Other • Pediatric: Cardiac • Pulmonary • Neonatal • Trauma

    12. Inter-Facility Transports • Intracranial hemorrhage • Aortic dissection • OB • Non-trauma Surgical • Pediatrics • Organ Transplant

    13. Burns

    14. Head Injuries

    15. Head Injuries

    16. Spinal Cord Injuries

    17. Amputations

    18. Post Surgery

    19. Penetrating Trauma

    20. CompromisedAirway

    21. Motor Vehicle Crashes

    22. Pediatric Trauma

    23. Mass Causalities

    24. FLIGHT NURSING

    25. Flight Nurse Responsibilities • Safety: Personal Crew Patient Safety is the First Priority in All Transports!

    26. Flight Nurse Responsibilities • Patient Care: • Primary & secondary assessment • Advanced airway skills • Advanced procedure skills • Protocols

    27. Flight Nursing • Interpersonal Skills • Dealing with patients and families at times of great stress • Other agencies • Healthcare providers/ referring hospitals • PR/Marketing

    28. Flight Nursing Skills • Technical skills • Math for Drug Calculations • Computer skills

    29. Flight Nursing Skills Teaching Skills

    30. Work Environment -weather extremes for pts and crew -Night ops

    31. Flight Nursing –Impact on Your Family • All Shifts • Late Flights • Stressful • FUN • Very Rewarding

    32. For more information contact ASTNA at: 7995 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 100 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 800-897-NFNA (6362) FAX: 303-770-1614