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UnityPoint Health is one of the nation's most integrated health systems. Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 32 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and home care services throughout its 9 regions, UnityPoint Health prov...
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Michael Zweigart, the ...
Michael Zweigart, the LifeFlight program manager, said they hosted the event at Trinity to thank members of the local EMS services and provide them with an opportunity for some continuing education credit.
said that the day's training will help EMS workers in the field make a quicker assessment of their patient's condition.
By doing so, the request for air ambulance service can be started faster.
"It helps to decrease the time the patient waits," he
With severe injuries, time is essential.
The sooner a patient can be brought to a Level I trauma center, the greater the chance of survival becomes.
said that the flights have also begun carrying blood along for the patients as well.
"Regional hospitals don't have a lot of blood on hand," he
"They can keep their resources."
said they can also tailor where they take the patient to the specific injuries.
A burn injury might go to one hospital, while a serious cardiac issue can best be treated at another facility.
"We don't have to go back to Des Moines," he
Michael Zweigart, RN, CFRN, ...
Michael Zweigart, RN, CFRN, Paramedic
Flight Nurse & Life Flight Supervisor
Michael has his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.
He spent 7 years at Cedar Rapids Area Ambulance Service, then moved to a nursing career at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with a focus on surgical ICU and emergency.
Michael is an instructor for Life Flight's ground crew safety class and serves on just about every committee the department has to offer.
In addition, Michael ...
In addition, Michael Zweigart, Life Flight supervisor, has completed his first year of a two year program to be a Certified Medical Transport Executive.
Life Flight Crew
Life Flight Crew