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Vanderbilt LifeFlight sees large increase in Covid-19 transports

Dec. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has transported more than 220 Covid-19 patients since the pandemic started with the numbers rising dramatically in the last few weeks.

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LifeFlight named air medical program of the year

Dec. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has been named the air medical program of the year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

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Yeatman named interim chief nursing officer for VWCH

Aug. 6, 2020—Jeanne Yeatman, MBA, MOM, RN, CMTE, EMT, associate nursing officer and executive director of Vanderbilt LifeFlight, has been named interim chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH).

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LifeFlight adds NPs, physicians to expand flight crew

Jul. 22, 2020—Patients treated and transported by Vanderbilt LifeFlight are now receiving a higher level of care thanks to the credentialing of more than 20 flight nurses as nurse practitioners and the addition of a flight physician at several LifeFlight bases.

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LifeFlight Transport coordination center established at Patient Flow Center

Apr. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has established a new presence within Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Patient Flow Center (PFC) in Green Hills to help round out a multi-disciplinary group of staff that manage transfers into and out of Vanderbilt’s hospitals, clinics and out-patient facilities.

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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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