Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) provide life-saving transports for the critically ill or injured. However, the rising number of U.S. HEMS accidents over the past decade is cause for serious questions as to their operational safety. For this reason a national effort is underway to reduce HEMS accidents. [Read More...]
By Ed MacDonald - It was a morning like no other. Key members of the management team sat around the conference table with bleary red eyes and a demeanor which reflected their shared loss and pain from the night before. Self-doubt and a sense of their own human frailty permeated each team member down to the core. What could have prevented this tragic event? Why didn’t they see it coming?