Professional Development

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.

Boston MedFlight Ride Along Program

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). 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)

FCCS: The Fundamentals of Critical Care Support

This 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.

Check the Course Calendar for upcoming dates.

PFCCS: The Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support

This 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.

Check the Course Calendar for upcoming dates.

Course Calendar
2020 November Critical Care Conference DAY THREE
Keeping the health and safety of our colleagues in mind, we have decided to hold our annual Critical Care Conference virtually this year.  
As a thank you to all of our fellow healthcare providers, this year's conference will be FREE.  
The conference will be held over three sessions (three hours each) on November 6th, 13th, and 20th from 8am to 11:30am.  You MUST sign up for each session you wish to attend.  Signing up for one session will NOT automatically register you for all three.

November Conference Day Three - November 20, 2020   
Jason Cohen—COVID
K Sophia Dyer—Books You Should Read
James Boomhower—Stress Management
Raghu Seethala MD—Hot Topics in Hemorrhage and Coagulopathy 

Jason Cohen DO, FACEP, FCCM:  
Chief Medical Officer, Boston MedFlight;
Trauma, Burn and Surgical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
K Sophia Dyer MD, FACEP, FAEMS:
Director, EMS Medicine Fellowship, Medical Director, Boston EMS;
Associate Medical Director, Boston MedFlight
James Boomhower EMTP:  
Critical Care transport Specialist, Boston MedFlight
Raghu Seethala MD:
Anesthesia and Pain Management, Emergency Medicine,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
07 - 08
FCCS Fundamental Critical Care Support
FCCS is a 2 day (16 hour) course
The goal of this course 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. During this course, the students will:
  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured patient, select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient,
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions, and
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and preparing the practitioner for optimally accomplishing that transfer.
Approved for 16 hours (CAPCE) 16 hours (Nsg) ASTNA Nursing CEU approved.
We need your support to ensure we can continue to get the sickest of the sick to the care they so desperately need.