Shades of Gray: Medical Ethics and Transport
Nathan Lepp  MD MPH PHI Air Medical

Medical transport can be a high stress and complex endeavor. Often it leaves us wondering if we have done the right thing for our patients and their families. Medical ethics principles give us a framework to have those discussions and explore ethical dilemmas that may arise during or as a result of transport. In this session we will first discuss the basic foundations of medical ethics that are used to guide medical practice. Then, building upon this foundation we will explore how medical ethics intertwines with medical transport.  Interactive discussions using actual transport cases, audience participation and response systems will be used to engage the participants and stimulate learning. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own cases that they have found challenging to share and discuss with the group. At the end of the session, the participants should understand the basic principles of medical ethics and how they may be applied to medical transport.

Out Of The Sim Lab And Into the Ship- Live Helicopter Simulation
Jenny Humphries  RN, BSN, MBA, MICN, CFRN and Tom Stedman MICP,  FP-C Enloe Medical Center

Learn how to take your sim lab training experience to the next level and facilitate simulation in the aircraft. We will share our experience, what went well, challenges we encountered and how we have fine tuned the process and adopted into our program’s quarterly simulation training. Video included.

Sharping The Cutting Edge: The Partnership Of Quality Assurance And Education Programs
Jason Clark  NRP, CCEMT-P, FP-C, C-NPT, CMTE LIFE FORCE Air Medical

State of the art equipment, first class education, intelligent clinicians, and lots of sick patients, EVERYTHING you need to make your transport program cutting edge. Or is it? We are often guilty of basing our success off materialistic items or clinical capabilities. Providing clinicians with a vast toolbox and knowledge base doesn’t assure that patient care is impacted or procedures are carried out properly. This lecture will cover the quality assurance process to implement a program that will successfully allow a transport program to know if crews are delivering care to assure the program is indeed cutting edge. QA issues, chart review, loop-closure feedback, improved patient care, and the relationship with the education department will be discussed in this lecture. Identifying crew or cultural issues within the program will be discussed as a benefit of a cutting-edge QA program and how issues are resolved by the education department.

Flip it…Classroom Style
Lindsey Castle  MSN, RN-BC ,  Chris Gutman, MedFlight

How one program flipped their orientation class to provide their new hires video lectures and allow the time together in person to be more hands on simulation.

My Patient is a Crime Scene: Evidence Preservation 101
Leonard Mascaro NRP, CCEMT Fairfax County Police Helicopter Division

Many scene flights involve patients related to criminal activities. Traumatic injuries such as shootings and stabbings often require evidence preservation during transport. This presentation will focus on preserving evidence, not only physical evidence, but also evidence contained inside the body.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Transport Setting: What is a CNS?
Susan Toberman MSN, RN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, CFRN, EMT University of Tennessee Medical Center

This presentation will introduce the role of the clinical nurse specialist in transport. The presentation will speak to the advantages of having the Clinical Nurse Specialist oversee the clinical operations of the critical care transport team. The clinical nurse specialist works in partnership with the Medical Director to commit to patient safety, improve outcomes and seek evidence-based best practices. The CNS oversees orientation, clinical practice, protocols, clinical QA/QI and clinical research.