Air Ambulance Reality Show Coming Soon to a TV Near You
You can watch reality TV shows about pastry chefs, swamp loggers, Alaskan fisherman, and pawn shop owners. So why not air ambulance crews? After all, it's a high-stakes, fast-paced job. There's more than enough life-and-death drama to captivate viewers for an entire season of television episodes.
TNT obviously saw the potential. The network is planning to air six hour-long episodes of “Life Flight” beginning in early 2014, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter. The show will follow the Life Flight teams at the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. Each episode will focus on the air ambulance pilots, doctors, paramedics, and nurses who perform life-saving medical procedures for patients.
Life Flight flies helicopter-based air ambulance missions, so it's a little different from what we do here at MedFlight911 (all our advanced air ambulance trips are via fixed-wing aircraft). But this series will definitely draw attention to the important work that air ambulance crews do each and every day, putting their lives on the line as they work to save the lives of critically ill and injured patients.
Of course, we hope that the presence of a television crew doesn't in any way interfere with that patient care, which should always be paramount, or jeopardize the safety of the crew or passengers. Hopefully, viewers who tune in will end up with a better understanding of the important work that everyone in the air ambulance industry does. I know I’ll be checking out the show when it does air next year!
One reason that a show like “Life Flight” is so exciting is that it will likely shine a positive light on the air ambulance industry. Too often, people only hear about air ambulances – both rotor-wing and fixed-wing – when a tragedy happens. While accidents are undoubtedly newsworthy, it’s also nice to see the good work that air ambulance medical teams and flight crews do every day to keep patients safe and healthy and to get them the care that they need getting some attention as well.
At MedFlight911, the deep satisfaction that we get from helping patients is what keeps us going every day. Attention and accolades are always nice, of course, but it’s the words of gratitude and looks of thanks that we receive from patients and their families that truly tell us the value of the work that we do. For us, that's worth more than any TV show.
To find out more about MedFlight911's air ambulance services, give us a call at 888-359-1911 or get a no-obligation long-distance medical transport quote here.