The entire flight nursing community in Nevada is grieving the loss of Flight Nurse
Urresti in the line of duty.
The flight nurses
of World War II helped make aeromedical evacuation a normal procedure in all subsequent American conflicts.
It took about 20 hours, with LC-130 support from the New York Air National Guard, as well as our civilian flight nurse
and military aeromedical evacuation technician.
The absurdity that the greatest employee shortage in the Air Force is for flight nurses
, yet the nation wants to get rid of a great officer for her [sexual] orientation, is well illustrated in this case," he said.
I functioned as a commander, a critical care nurse, trauma nurse, flight nurse
, clinic nurse, case manager, staff developer, coalition partner builder and training officer.
Typically, a flight crew consists of a pilot, flight nurse
and a paramedic.
Catherine of Siena Medical Center; and Kate Steenberg, RN, BSN, CCRN, of Clinton, MT, flight nurse
2 in the 27-book series) or to her harrowing stint as a wartime flight nurse
To make matters worse, the flight nurse
and medical assistant were hopelessly airsick, and the patients had to be attended to by the flight crew.
Nurses who wish to receive flight training must take an assignment to an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to attend the Flight Nurse
Course at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) at Brooks Air Force Base (AFB), San Antonio, Texas.
Managing such a large operation is challenging, acknowledges Matthews' husband, Ken, chief flight nurse
and program director for AirMed.