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Patient Care, Safety, and Technology

Safety Drives Our Every Decision

Everything we do comes back to the safety of our crew and our patients and it is why we outfit each aircraft we fly with the most advanced technology and subject our crews to the most rigorous protocols and training anywhere. It is also why we ensure that the most advanced and efficient technology is an essential and required component of every aircraft we operate. Everything we do comes back to the safety of our crew and our patients and it is why we outfit each aircraft we fly with the most advanced technology and subject our crews to the most rigorous protocols and training anywhere. It is also why we ensure that the most advanced and efficient technology is an essential and required component of every aircraft we operate.

Patient Care

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The mission of MedForce is to enhance the delivery of medical care and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. The MedForce crew’s dedication to this mission is demonstrated every time MedForce is dispatched to a scene for a traumatic patient, or to a hospital to transport a critically ill patient in need of immediate intervention for life saving measures.

Safety

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PHI provides the highly experienced pilots and maintenance staff that allow us to maintain a high level of safety and operational readiness. Our experienced and highly trained medical crews bring a high level of care to the bedside or the accident scene. Flight nurses have a minimum of five years of critical care or emergency nursing experience, and flight paramedics have a minimum of five years of advanced-level 911 experience. All medical crew members maintain licensing and/or certification as providers in Iowa and Illinois.

Technology

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Our partnership with PHI Air Medical Group provides us with a state-of-the-art EC-135 P2 medically configured helicopter, which is capable of transporting a single patient requiring critical care at speeds of 160 mph. PHI Air Medical has remained well below the national accident rate average and was the first company to receive the prestigious Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award.We have achieved historic milestones over the past few years and have identified and initiated the following innovations to build on our culture of safety:

  • First company of its size to equip 100% of its aircraft with Night Vision Goggles
  • Increased Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) training through Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT)
  • Developed and introduced the Enhanced Operational Control Matrix, which has been adopted by the FAA as a best practice
  • “Four to Go - One to Say No” protocol to engage each professional to ensure safety standards on every flight

New emergency locator transmitters with upgraded military frequency installed in 100% of our aircraft (PHI,2018)Z

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