Air Ambulance Doctors and Nurses Gather at Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference
This week, air ambulance doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other associated medical professionals will gather in Austin, Texas, for the 2013 Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC). The conference offers a forum for those involved in medical transport – including physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and allied health professionals – to come together and discuss important issues and developments in the field and gain a better understanding of caring for patients in critical care setting.
This year’s CCTMC runs from Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10, and is presented by the Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA), Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP), and St. Anthony Hospital. Attendees can see presentations on a wide variety of topics related to critical care transport, including:
Managing combative or dangerous patients
Pediatric and neonatal transport
Ventilator management of critically ill patients
Transporting patients from Amish country
Transporting a total artificial heart patient
You can see a complete conference program here.
Industry conferences like CCTMC are vitally important to medical professionals like the nurses and paramedics who work with MedFlight911 air ambulance. Our day-to-day existence is so hectic and filled with high-stakes, long-distance transports, and the stress of caring for patients, that it can sometimes be a challenge to step back and look at the bigger picture. Taking a few days to spend time with colleagues from around the country, hear their struggles and challenges, and get updated on the latest trends in patient care and medicine, is incredibly valuable.
CCTMC and other conferences are also important to us because we're firm believers in the value of ongoing training and education for our air ambulance medical crews. That's why we want our crews to have advanced certifications like Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C), and Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (CCEMTP). It's also why we require 100 hours of continuing education for each of our air medical transport crew members each year. We want to be 100% confident that our medical team is able to provide the highest possible level of care to patients. That's the core of our promise to you, and it's vitally important that we deliver on that promise during each and every transport.
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.