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