Air Medical Crew Training Course
40 Hr Department of Transportation Aircrew Core Curriculum

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists wanting to work as air medical crew specialists on helicopter or fixed-wing air ambulances. Organized by: REVA, Inc.


When: Monday Sept 10th – Friday Sept 14th, 2018

Where: Westin Hotel
Address: 400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Cost: $475
Includes lunch each day and training materials

Flyer: Printable course flyer



Registration Form:
A REVA representative will contact you for confirmation & payment. If you have immediate questions, please call Steve Williams: (954)730-9300.



Course Outline:

  • Origins and history of air medical transport
  • Flight Line Safety – Rotor Wing/Fixed Wing
  • US Air Force Patient Movement & role of flight medical team.
  • Helicopter & Fixed wing Safety & Orientation
    • Main types of air medical aircraft
    • Emergency procedures and communications
    • Basic Aerodynamics/Types of navigation
    • Operational Limitations VFR vs IFR
  • Safety and Safety Management Systems in Rotor & Fixed Wing
  • Radio communications
  • Flight Physiology, gas laws and impact of air medical environment
  • Pre flight assessment and patient preparation and packaging
  • Specific patient populations and the air medical consequences;
    • Respiratory Patient & compensating for altitude effects,
    • Ventilator management in air medical transport
    • Cardiovascular patient and role of pressors
    • Neurological patient & management of traumatic brain injury
    • Trauma and orthopedic patients and their management during flight.
    • Burn Patients and fluid replacement and airway management
    • Management of septic shock
    • Combative and psychiatric patients and air medical transport risks
    • High Risk OB patient and transport considerations
    • Neo-Natal patients – challenges in air medical transport
    • Pediatric considerations for air medical transport
    • Infectious patient considerations in air medical transport
    • Administration of blood products during transport
  • Equipment Orientation
    • Cardiac Monitors and invasive pressure monitoring
    • Univent 731, Hamilton T1 and LTV 1200 Ventilators
    • Pharmacology and medical supplies for in flight care
  • Water Survival Skills (taught in pool)
  • Use of life-jackets, life raft deployment and in-water survival techniques.