Articles by Darla Ferrara
Friday, October 04, 2013
Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given that fact, it is understandable that EMS personnel — especially air medical services — look for the nearest trauma center when creating a transportation and treatment plan. But is this always the best choice?
Friday, September 20, 2013
Air medical services are an integrated element in the emergency medical system. The practice of using aviation to transport trauma patients began with the military, but today helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft can be the best — or sometimes the only — transportation available to patients in rural areas.