The US Federal Aviation Administration does not mandate the use of helmets for crew in civilian air ambulances. However, thankfully most crewmembers do use them despite this – but are they choosing the right helmet?

For flight medics, sadly, treating gunshot and stabbing victims is becoming ever more common.

What happens when a patient becomes violent, combative, and could potentially become a danger to themselves and/or to the flight crew?

As Irish Community Rapid Response prepares to launch the Republic of Ireland’s first community-funded helicopter air ambulance service, James Paul Wallis examines calls for a doctor to fly on every mission.

Eileen Frazer, Executive Director of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System (CAMTS), reports on the latest changes to the accreditation body’s requirements

Helen Ballantyne, Critical Care and Flight Nursing Forum Committee Member, reports on the Royal College of Nursing Flight Nursing Workshop, which was held in London on 6 October


Trials in Australia could be signalling the way ahead for a new role for remotely piloted aircraft in the air medical sphere, as James Paul Wallis reports


Claudia Schmiedhuber, founder and CEO of Alpine Health Consulting, and Interim Managing Director and Business Development Manager of the European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI), spoke to AirMed&Rescue Magazine about current challenges for the air ambulance sector, and how technology is both a challenge and a boon


Tony Mallett reports on the operations of helicopter emergency medical services in Finland



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