CareFlight On the Road
On the Road is an outreach program developed by CareFlight Air and Mobile Services in conjunction with the Trauma Program at Miami Valley Hospital. The program travels to different counties to provide relevant education for EMS and pre-hospital care providers. Participants generally receive 6-8 continuing education hours related to a variety of trauma topics. In addition, a trauma surgeon from Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I Trauma Program leads a Trauma Case Review, which features actual trauma cases transported from the host county to Miami Valley Hospital to further enhance their educational experience.
Due to new operational requirements, Ride-A-Longs will be postponed until September 2013.
This is an opportunity for public safety and health professionals to spend a day with the CareFlight staff and ride with them. To qualify for the ride-a-long you must be a physician, nurse, respiratory therapist, EMT, firefighter, police officer or dispatcher and weigh no more than 200 pounds. You will get a chance to sign up for two eight-hour shifts at one of our bases and go on any calls that might come in for the day. We are also offering the opportunity to ride along on one of our Mobile Intensive Care Units.
It is best to arrive about 10 minutes early to fill out required paperwork. Please be sure to wear sturdy, hard sole shoes. This is for your safety as we travel in all sorts of terrain. Do not wear blue jeans, tennis shoes or scrubs. If you are riding with us at MVH, you are responsible for paying for parking ($3 in the main garage) as well as any food that you might buy.
If you need to reschedule your ride-a-long time or have any questions about the ride-a-long, please leave a message at (937) 208-6229 and one of our staff will return your call. If it is with-in 24 hours of your shift, please call our dispatch at (937) 208-2221 and notify them as well as leaving a message on the line. If you do not do this, we will not be able to reschedule your shift. The ride-a-long line is a voice mail box that gets answered every few days, so please do not expect a phone call back with in 24 hours. We will call you back as soon as possible.
The following requirements must be met by all participants:
- Completion of a safety briefing at the beginning of each shift.
- A signed waiver and confidentiality agreement on file.
- Weight not to exceed 200 pounds for aircraft riders this includes helmet and winter attire. **Per Federal Regulations you will be weighed upon arrival. MICU riders will not be weighed.**
- Proper professional attire to include dark pants (no jeans), white shirt, and sturdy, hard sole shoes.
- No cameras/video equipment during patient transports.
Thank you for taking an interest in CareFlight and we look forward to flying with you!