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Advanced Skills

Advanced Skills

St. Mary's LifeFlight Staff - Highly Trained to Provide Critical Care

Our highly trained Flight Nurses and Flight Paramedics provide pre-hospital and critical care to patients based on extensive patient care guidelines and via online medical direction. Some of the specialized skills, procedures, equipment, and medications that are utilized are listed below.

Procedures and Skills

  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Central Line/Arterial Line Management
  • Blood Product Administration
  • Escharotomy
  • Intraosseus Access (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Needle Cricothyrotomy
  • Needle Thoracostomy
  • Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Surgical Cricothyrotomy
  • Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI)
  • Ventilator Management (Pressure Support/Volume)
  • Chest Tube Placement

Equipment

  • Cardiac Monitor/12-Lead EKG/Defibrillator/External Pacer
  • End-Tidal Waveform Capnography
  • IV Fluid Warmer
  • Transport Ventilator
  • Transport IV Infusion Pumps
  • Ultrasound Doppler
  • Invasive Pressure Monitor

LifeFlight Dispatch Number (800) 426-0911

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