Tennessee Advanced Communications Network expands to include state hospital systems
Feb. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be an early adopter as a hospital system integrating the Tennessee Advanced Communications Network into its existing network of emergency providers for redundancy communications in the event of a disaster.
LifeFlight personnel train on advanced cardiac devices
Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt LifeFlight personnel recently received training on using advanced cardiac devices in transport settings, devices that were historically found only at hospitals like VUMC.
Helium balloons banned outdoors to protect LifeFlight personnel, patients
Oct. 20, 2022—The use of helium balloons outside is now prohibited on VUMC’s downtown campus to provide enhanced safety for Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s team and the patients they transport.
Trauma study aims to improve survival for bleeding patients
Jun. 1, 2022—Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining Vanderbilt LifeFlight in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with resuscitation techniques used to keep patients alive after a traumatic injury.
Vanderbilt LifeFlight, first responders, honored with ‘Star of Life’ awards
May. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt LifeFlight and its emergency service partners were recently honored with two awards as part of the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance annual Star of Life awards ceremony.
LifeFlight moves fixed-wing air ambulance base to Lebanon
Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has moved its fixed-wing air ambulance from the Nashville International Airport to the Lebanon Municipal Airport.
VUMC treats influx of trauma victims from Kentucky and Tennessee tornadoes
Dec. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has treated 28 patients injured from the tornado outbreak that struck Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky overnight on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11. As reports from Kentucky detailed the severity of the storms, VUMC increased staffing and prepared space in ICU areas to care for incoming patients. Through...
Dean, Price named to LifeFlight leadership roles
Sep. 1, 2021—Two industry veterans with clinical and operational expertise in patient transport have been named to top leadership positions at Vanderbilt LifeFlight.
Ground versus air to transport stroke patients studied
Jul. 29, 2021—For patients in need of acute ischemic stroke treatment, air transport to Vanderbilt University Medical Center is apt to be quicker than ground transport for interhospital transfers of 40 miles or more and for direct-from-scene transfers of 28 miles or more.
Grand Prix preview
Jul. 20, 2021—Four-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves (wearing blue shirt) visited VUMC’s LifeFlight last week to visit emergency responders.
Vanderbilt LifeFlight expands ground ambulance service to Tullahoma
Mar. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is expanding its ground ambulance advanced life support (ALS) transport capability to Coffee County, Tennessee, and will be adding a base of operations in Tullahoma, along with two ground ambulances.
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.