LifeFlight

New center strengthens ties with area EMS personnel

A newly established center will serve as a central repository of Vanderbilt resources for the region’s emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.

Tennessee Ambulance Service Association honors Pierce

The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) has named Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Vernon Carl Pierce the Jimmy Studdard EMT of the Year.

LifeFlight’s blood transfusion practices affirmed by new study

Research soon to be published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) shows that airlifted trauma victims who receive blood transfusions in the helicopter before arriving at a trauma center have a higher chance of survival.

Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight, extends trial to Rutherford County base

Tennessee-based congressional staff spend day at Vanderbilt

Tennessee-based congressional staff members spent the day on campus June 25 to learn firsthand about Vanderbilt services and resources.

LifeFlight ready for new FAA air ambulance rules

Vanderbilt LifeFlight is applauding new rules issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will have a dramatic impact for all air ambulance operators and make the industry much safer.

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