LifeGuard Crew

LifeGuard Crew

On board each LifeGuard flight are a pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic. Special flight teams, such as the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) transport team are also available if needed.

All medical crew members are certified in:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation 

Additional Certifications Include:

  • Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
  • Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN)
  • Flight Paramedic - Certified (FP-C)

Ongoing competency standards are achieved through:

  • Skills Lab Training
  • Simulated Patient Care Experiences
  • Helicopter Safety and Landing Zone Instruction
  • Quarterly and Annual Competency Training

Advanced critical care skills include:

  • Drug Assisted Intubation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Management
  • Cardiac Emergency Management
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Flight Physiology
  • Ventilator Mangagement
  • Advanced Airway Management including Surgical Cricothyrotomy
  • 12-lead EKG Interpretation

Safety Training Includes

  • Night Vision Training Scenarios
  • Landing Zone and Helicopter Safety Class
  • Air Medical Resource Management
  • Educational programs in which Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours are awarded