September 21, 2007

High to lead air transport nurses group

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Kevin High, M.P.H., R.N.

High to lead air transport nurses group

Kevin High, M.P.H., R.N., E.M.T., trauma program manager in Emergency Services, has been elected to lead the Air/Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA).

The ASTNA consists of more than 1,800 members who transport patients via helicopter, airplane and ground ambulance.

High will serve a three-year term as president — one year as president-elect, one year as president and then one year as past president.

As president, High will work on “the critical issues that face transport nursing — such as safety, the nursing shortage and the enhancement of training for transport nurses,” he said.

High is a former fight nurse with Vanderbilt LifeFlight and has more than 22 years of experience in emergency medical services, emergency nursing and air medical transport.

He started his career at Vanderbilt in 1989 with the Emergency Department. He began working as a flight nurse with LifeFlight in 1993.