The good old days this time of year 🎅🏻 I miss you my flight family, stay safe! ♥️
Native 1 is located at Arizona General Hospital in Mesa,
The good old days this time of year 🎅🏻 I miss you my flight family, stay safe! ♥️
In addition to ending our membership program, we are also committed to ensuring that we do the right thing by patients. We will refund the membership fees paid by Medicare programs over the last few years. Since those programs always cover air medical services, a membership was never needed. We will be mailing checks to qualified beneficiaries over the next few weeks. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/37hie84
As a demonstration of our commitment to provide the best care and service possible, we will be sending full refunds to all individuals who purchased an Air Methods membership and were also covered by Medicare Part B. These refunds will be sent automatically over the course of the next 60 days – yo...
Native One showing Mesa Fire cadets the aircraft.
Native One on our pad at Arizona General in Mesa.
Native One stopped by the downtown Phoenix ASU campus to give nursing students the opportunity to see an EMS helicopter.
Native One at EVIT in Mesa for an open house to show the community what they have to offer.
10% Of Americans Lack Access To Trauma Care: rural Americans are in danger due to a lack of air ambulance coverage. Air Methods has a large service area, but expansion is crucial to protect our rural neighbors – so we can really be there when you need us.
Charles Sand, Air Methods medical director, as well as an emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, responds to a recent op-ed:
“ . . . how inexpensive it actually is for insurers to cover air medical services, and that insurance companies can end balance billing immediately without any legislative action by simply covering emergency air medical transports at a cost of less than $2 of the monthly insurance premiums that their customers are already paying. Patients are not getting the whole story or full coverage for these tragic emergencies.”
If health insurance refuses to cover you in the worst life-threatening experience you have ever had, what is the point of having health insurance?
Native 1 base visited by Girl Scout Troop 556. Some future nurses, paramedics and pilots in the group.
Landing zone class at Tonto National Forest for Forest Service employees.
A day at the racetrack. Standby at Phoenix International Raceway.
Aircraft safety demonstration at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Thanks for the invitation to come out and be part of your Trauma Day training.
We celebrate Valentine's Day by asking our teammates, partners and communities to recognize American Heart Month. Heart disease remains the top-leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. Together, let’s raise awareness about heart health on Valentine’s Day and every day.
TEAMMATE’S MOTHER SAVED BY AIR MEDICAL, BLOOD PLATELETS
As a DPL team manager who oversees transfers for nine hospitals, Chad Dilsaver is used to dealing with life and death situations every day. But when his own mother required emergency air medical transport, he gained a whole new perspective on the crucial services that provide patients with “another tomorrow.”
As we celebrate National Blood Donor Month, we remind our teammates, partners and communities that nearly 7,000 units of platelets are needed daily in the U.S., just like Vickie Dilsaver needed to survive. We would like to say thank you to those of you who donate blood to provide this lifesaving care.
Read this story and more in our Air Methods newsroom at http://www.airmethods.com/newsroom
Ryland Ward was the youngest survivor of the Sutherland Springs church shooting last month. As an Air Methods patient, we are asking that our teammates, partners and the public help us in fulfilling his Christmas wish: Ryland has requested holiday cards be sent to him with $1 inside or pictures of children with their pets. Please help us fill his heart.
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On the driving range at the Hook and Ladder golf tournament put on by East Valley Firefighters Charities
Our annual holiday photo.
Happy Thanksgiving from Air Methods!
Air Methods' focus on airway management results in superior performance in first-attempt tracheal intubation, the most important skill in emergency medicine. As shown in in an abstract we published in the in Air Medical Journal, our success rate is nearly 90%.
Air Methods has invested $5 million in education and training to ensure our clinical crews can treat patients as safely and efficiently as possible. In fact, our clinicians are required to complete 100 hours of annual, recurring training (online and hands-on) to remain at the highest level of competency.
About one in five people who die from drowning are children, age 14 and younger. Let's take precautions so we can keep summer safe!
In 2015, bicycles were associates with more injuries for all age groups than skateboards, trampolines, swimming pools and playground equipment combined! That year, 488,123 people were treated in ERs after being injured riding a bicycle. Stay safe on your bike during trauma season -- wear a helmet and learn the rules of the road so you can keep summer safe!
Did you know that among healthcare professionals, summer is known as "trauma season?" That's because of the increase of injuries, ER visits and deaths during the warmer months' activities. In the U.S., 10 people die every day from unintentional drowning.
At Air Methods, we are happy to celebrate the 4th of July with all of you. Just remember to make safe choices. In 2013, more than 11,000 people required medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, and eight people died. Let this 4th of July celebration be the happiest and safest celebration ever!
We're closing out National Safety Month with a focus on car safety. The three biggest causes of fatalities on the road are alcohol, speeding and distracted driving. Remember to be smart and buckle up! Have a great – and safe – Fourth of July weekend!
As National Safety Month continues, this week's focus is on active shooter scenario. While an unpleasant topic, and a situation we all hope we don't encounter, preparation is the best defense. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the three steps for an active shooter situation are 1) Run, 2) Hide and 3) Fight -- and fight is a last resort.
Fatigue causes at least 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths on U.S. roadways each year. The CDC claims that 1 in 3 adults doesn't get enough sleep, so recharge to be in charge! . #safetymonth
Celebrate National Safety Month with us by making safe choices at home and work. Week 1: slips, trips and falls: Falls in the home are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the U.S., second only to poisoning.
"All came together as one, and we accomplished the goal: He's alive and well." Watch stroke patient Larry Deshaw's story & more at youtube.com/airmethods
Time is brain. For every minute a stroke is left untreated, an estimated 1.9 million neurons are destroyed. Learn the signs of a stroke.
Fewer than one in four Americans have access to a primary stroke center within 30 minutes, and just over half have access within 60 minutes. The use of air ambulances to deliver patient to primary stroke centers increases significantly.
A stroke doesn't care how old you are. Over the last decade, the number of young Americans under 45 years old hospitalized due to stroke spiked by 44 percent.
Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year. Stroke is a medical emergency, requiring rapid assessment and treatment within a small window of time. Do you know how to recognize the signs?
In 2013, distracted-related car crashes resulted in 10 percent of fatalities and 18 percent of injuries. As we close out Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we ask you to please, just drive.
5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.
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