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EMS1 eNews • Vol. 121
November 6, 2008
Air Medical Transport
The ''Grey'' Area of Trauma Care
By Paul Mazurek, EMS1 Columnist
An air medical team is called to the scene of a rollover motor vehicle crash along a rural highway 32 nautical miles away. Ground personnel on scene report that the patient is an unrestrained passenger who was ejected from the vehicle. He is awake, complaining of chest and abdominal pain, and experiencing moderate dyspnea. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Full Column
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An Entangled Rescue
A flight paramedic with Univ. of Tenn. Lifestar reassures the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that crashed into and became lodged in a small barn. (Photo submitted by UT Medical Center Lifestar)
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Regarding bike medics, you might try contacting REMSA Paramedics (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority) in Reno, NV. They have a great bike team that they use all over the region for special events.

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Sounds like good ideas, and vaguely familiar to me. Great minds think alike?

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