Medical Training

Initial Medical Training

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LifeMed Alaska starts with the best and we make them better. We require an extensive orientation program for new hires, including 40 hours of didactic and more than 400 hours of clinical time. Areas of focus include OR, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, High-Risk OB and Adult Critical Care.   

Didactic

  • Advanced airway management
  • Altitude physiology/flight stressors
  • Anatomy, physiology and assessment for adult and pediatric patients
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  • Burn emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Equipment education including hemodynamic monitoring, pacemakers, AICD, central lines, IABP, pulmonary artery & arterial catheters and ventricular assist devices high-risk obstetric emergencies
  • Mechanical ventilation and respiratory physiology for adult and pediatric patients
  • Metabolic endocrine emergencies
  • Multi-trauma
  • Oxygen therapy in medical transport environment
  • Pediatric medical emergencies
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  • High-Risk OB
  • Neonatal transport
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Pharmacology
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Stress recognition & management
  • Survival training
  • Toxicology

Clinical

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  • Alternative airway management
  • Invasive procedures on SimMan
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Adult Critical Care
  • High-Risk OB
  • Tracheal intubations (no less than 5 live, cadaver or dynamic HPS)

Continuing Medical Education  

LifeMed Alaska is committed to continually developing and improving the knowledge and experience of our flight crews. Annual training requirements include 200 hours of continuing education consisting of:       

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  • Clinical time in OB, NICU, High-Risk OB and Adult Critical Care
  • Classroom Education: ventilator management, OB update or Fetal Monitoring, EKG class
  • Safety and Survival Training
  • Invasive Skills Labs
  • Monthly Chart Review