Ride Along Program, Critical Care Courses and Seminars
Boston MedFlight is one component of a much bigger critical care delivery team that includes clinicians and caregivers from our region’s hospitals, fire personnel, police, first responders, paramedics and EMTs. If we all understand each other’s operations, roles and responsibilities, the better care and service we will provide to our patients and their families. And at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
To give other professionals in the critical care continuum the opportunity to get to know us, we developed our educational and development programs. The goal is to provide our partners in care with a detailed understanding of our environment and our capabilities.
The Boston MedFlight Ride Along Program provides the opportunity to accompany our teams in our aircraft and ground transport vehicles. First developed as a training tool for potential Boston MedFlight employees, we now offer Ride Alongs to first-responder partners and hospital-based clinicians (including nurses and physicians doing residencies or fellowships).
Conferences and Specialty Care Courses:
Boston MedFlight also offers specialized courses for healthcare professionals and emergency first responders looking to improve or add to their critical care skill sets.
FCCS: The Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) course is sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and provides exposure to the essential principles of critical care. The course, which consists of lectures and skill stations, offers guidance for decision making in the care of critically ill patients during the initial hours of management.
PFCCS: The Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS) course, sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, includes lectures and skill stations that address the core components of the early management of critically ill, pediatric patients.
Here is a list of our upcoming courses. Online registration will be made available as the course date approaches:
Applications of Mechanical Ventilation: A Workshop
Hands on application of mechanical ventilation strategies using information from the Introduction to Mechanical ventilation course.
EKG Interpretation for the ALS Provider
This course is designed to provide the medical care provider a simplified approach to interpreting selected EKG monitoring strips. The 4 hour interactive course begins with reviewing the fundamentals of cardiac physiology and EKG reading.
This 6 hour program is designed to provide important information about neonatal stabilization for maternal/infant healthcare providers in all settings-from community hospitals and birth centers, to emergency rooms and more complex hospital environments. The information will be organized using a mnemonic STABLE to assist with retention.
06 - 07
The goal of these courses is to introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill or injured patients to physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers who are not skilled in critical care, but, who must care for such a patient in anticipation of the arrival of an intensivist, or pending transport of the patient to a more suitable facility.
08 - 09
The Pediatric FCCS course has presentations dealing with: Pedi assessment, Transport, Mechanical ventilation, Poisoning, Trauma, Post-Operative Care, Sedation/Analgesia, Shock, and Hemorrhage Control, among others.
Both FCCS and P-FCCS courses have skill stations and small breakout sessions each day. The content of both courses is appropriate for Physicians, ICU/ED Nurses, Paramedics and other higher level health care providers. This course is provided by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
To qualify for our Ride Along Program, you must:
- Be employed by an EMS agency or hospital in the Boston MedFlight service area and have been in good standing with your employer for at least one year
- Not have participated in a Ride Along at any time within the past 36 months
- Weigh less than 210 lbs fully clothed (helicopter Ride Alongs only)
- Not suffer from motion sickness (helicopter Ride Alongs only)
- If you’re interested in a Ride Along, contact us.