Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter visits Arnold AFB for training exercise

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) LifeFlight helicopter touched down at Arnold Engineering Development Center‘s (AEDC) airfield recently as part of a training effort to conduct airborne emergency evacuation familiarization training.

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Receives National Accreditation

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s LifeFlight air ambulance program has become the first program in Tennessee to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

LifeFlight’s Bland Named Emergency Medical Technician of the Year by State Ambulance Service Association

Tony Bland, a 15-year veteran of Vanderbilt’s LifeFlight, has been named “EMT of the Year” by the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association.

EMS Combat Challenge looks for emergency providers

Emergency medical personnel from all over Middle Tennessee will compete in a first-ever “combat challenge” to be held on April 22 at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, Tenn.

Vanderbilt air ambulance experts available to talk about air ambulance safety standards

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which has a 21-year accident free operation, is the first dedicated air medical operation in the U.S. to deploy the American Eurocopter EC 145 equipped with the latest in state of the art avionics specially designed to operate in the nighttime and inclimate weather environment. VUMC, which operates four helicopters and one fixed wing and is the largest IFR program in Tennessee, has air ambulance experts available to speak about air ambulance safety standards.

Two LifeFlight nurses land national awards

Two Vanderbilt LifeFlight nurses have been recognized by their industry peers and been named national flight program director of the year and national flight nurse of the year and were recognized at award ceremonies in Texas held this past week.

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