Celebrating MedEvac Hour as Part of EMS Week

As we celebrate National EMS Week (May 15-21), we want to highlight the unique and crucial role that critical care fixed wing, helicopter and ground transport play within the EMS system. Crews work daily to safely and efficiently serve the most critically ill and injured patients across the United States and around the world.

Did you know…???

• 46.7 million Americans live more than an hour away from a Level 1 or 2 trauma center.

• MedEvac helicopters transport approximately 400,000 patients annually, and are most often utilized for time-sensitive illnesses and injuries such as severe trauma, heart attacks or strokes.

• MedEvac fixed-wing aircraft transport an additional 100,000+ patients over longer distances annually.

• As of the close of 2009, there were more than 4,400 MedEvac pilots, 600 physicians, 5,500 nurses, and 5,300 paramedics/EMTs staffing MedEvac fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft in the U.S.

Source: Association of Air Medical Services

One comment on “Celebrating MedEvac Hour as Part of EMS Week

  1. Celebrating MedEvac Hour as Part of EMS Week (via Angel MedFlight Blog) « Calgary Recreational and Ultralight Flying Club (CRUFC) says:

    […] May 17, 2011 by bikeal Leave a Comment As we celebrate National EMS Week (May 15-21), we want to highlight the unique and crucial role that critical care fixed wing, helicopter and ground transport play within the EMS system. Crews work daily to safely and efficiently serve the most critically ill and injured patients across the United States and around the world. Did you know…??? • 46.7 million Americans live more than an hour away from a Level 1 or 2 trauma center. • MedEvac helicop … Read More […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s