Air medical crew resource management continues to be a mainstay of our industry, and how providers are engaging with and training their crews is of great interest to both rotary and fixed-wing air ambulance providers. Our feature shares insights from operators around the world on how to strike a balance between flight safety and patient care.
Elsewhere, the ongoing development of simulation technology is investigated, with a particular focus on how pilots are benefiting from advancements in scenario-based training programs and software.
For medical personnel, check out our Medical Insight piece from medical team leaders at Air Methods, who explain how their latest innovations are pushing the boundaries for air medical training procedures.
In the last issue, we looked at flight risk assessment tools for helicopter and fixed-wing air ambulances, with a brief consideration of whether or not such software can be used in search and rescue missions. To follow up, I spoke to former US Coast Guard pilot Dan Deutermann about how flight risk assessments are carried out in a SAR environment.
Meanwhile, RAF pilot Tom Mullins has shared his experiences of flying with night vision devices, and identifies the pros and cons of such technology. Where is there room for improvement with current goggle design?
All this and more to be found in the latest edition of AirMed&Rescue.