April 11, 2019
Local medical staff have been training alongside Black Hills Life Flight to improve transport protocols when a patient needs to be airlifted to another facility.
"We're doing more regular training with them to streamline hand-off with the ER providers and the Black Hills Life Flight crew and improve patient care and the timeframe for transports," says EMS Division Chief Jay Kenealy, Crook County Medical Services District.
The training includes all aspects of the hand-off procedure, he says, from medications and equipment to communication and reports.
"It's familiarization as far as what the...