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LifeFlight expands critical care transport to ground ambulances

Aug. 28, 2019—by Jerry Jones For the past 35 years, Vanderbilt LifeFlight has offered critical care air transport via one of its aircraft and has now expanded that ability to include ground transports via one of its two new, large specialized ground ambulances. The new ambulances will help provide care to adult patients when they can’t be...

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LifeFlight celebrates 35 years of service to the community

Aug. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt LifeFlight recently celebrated 35 years of service with a night out at the Nashville Sounds.

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight offers safety tips for CMA Fest

Jun. 5, 2019—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Fest this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

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LifeFlight enhances in-flight patient care with Haiku app

Mar. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is known for transporting critically injured patients to Vanderbilt University Medical Center while providing emergency care with little to no medical information about its patients.

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McCoy named chief flight nurse at Humboldt base

Feb. 6, 2019—Rita McCoy, RN, EMT, a veteran flight nurse from West Tennessee, has been named base manager and chief flight nurse for Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Gibson County base in Humboldt, Tennessee.

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LifeFlight first in state to offer ECMO transport via helicopter

Dec. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is part of an elite group of air ambulance services across the country that offer emergency transport of critically ill patients who are on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), and it is the first helicopter program in Tennessee to offer this highly skilled, specialized transport.

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Plasma study proves increased survival rate of critically injured patients

Sep. 27, 2018—by Kristin Smart  A Vanderbilt University Medical Center study has found that giving fresh, frozen plasma to critically injured patients in hemorrhagic shock during medical helicopter transport decreased their need for blood transfusions and improved survival.    VUMC enrolled 97 patients in this four-year study; 42 received plasma, and 55 received standard care. After 30 days,...

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight offers safety tips for CMA Fest

Jun. 5, 2018—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Fest this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

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LifeFlight’s ties to Clarksville remain strong

May. 24, 2018—For more than 17 years and 13,000 flights, Vanderbilt LifeFlight has been providing emergency care to residents of Montgomery County and surrounding areas.

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LifeFlight’s Bell named state’s Paramedic of the Year by TASA

Mar. 1, 2018—The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) has named Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Tim Bell the Larry Griffin Paramedic of the Year.

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LifeFlight to open new base in Humboldt, Tennessee

Oct. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt LifeFlight will soon be expanding its footprint to serve the West Tennessee region by adding an emergency helicopter base in Humboldt, Tennessee.

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‘Flugtag’ team

Sep. 28, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt LifeFlight crew members made a human-powered machine fly as part of the recent Red Bull Flugtag competition at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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