Flight for Life, A Matter of Life and Death



  • Flight for Life, A Matter of Life and Death tells of the pioneer effort to take a flying emergency room to a victim.
  • Original flight nurses tell of their trials to evolve in a field predominantly dominated by male paramedics.
  • Trauma center dilemma of servicing those least likely to have health care insurance
  • The need to legally designate trauma centers to protect the victim from being taken to hospitals that cannot treat their injuries
  • Explores the EMS system (Emergency medical system)
  • Explores the politics of delivering emergency medical care
  • The EMS helicopter boom and cut throat politics in the effort to capture revenue
  • The Golden Hour, sixty crucial minutes to save a life.
  • Helicopter pilots and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Helicopter accidents and The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)