Tuesday, February 03, 2009
NTSB vs Flight Medicine
There are a few emergency medicine programs that require residents to fly on helicopters. I will not be ranking those programs at the top of my list. MedEvac is an important part about emergency response and I respect the folks who fly a great deal, but I'm not sure it is a necessary part of my hospital training. Especially when more that 35 people have died in the last year on medical helicopter flights. The National Transportation Safety Board is hearing testimony about this issue this week.