What is a flight nurse – and could it be the job for you?
If performing emergency medical care in a confined space at 28,000 feet sounds like a challenge you’d like to take on, maybe this is the role for you
Flight nurses work in the aeromedical environment, transporting patients to medical facilities via helicopter or fixed-wing plane.
We are responsible for the safe transfer of our patients – either from the roadside or another medical facility – and we are trained to perform emergency medical care in confined spaces.
What does the role involve?
Flight nurses ensure patients are stabilised and prepared for transfer, and respond to any medical emergencies during the flight, while providing reassurance and comfort to the patient and their family.
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