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Drone Hazards

August 10, 2016

Last year drones, also known as “unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS), flew close to aircraft more than 1,200 times in the US, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In response, the…

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Bleeding Patient Receives Essential Blood Products and TXA from Air Care

April 6, 2016

West Michigan Air Care began carrying two units of thawed uncrossmatched fresh frozen plasma (FFP) on January 19, 2016 in addition to our regular two units of uncrossmatched packed red blood cells…

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David’s Story

December 22, 2015

A pediatric patient is struck as he crosses a 55-mph road to get on a school bus. Could well-planned bus routes help prevent such injuries?

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Motorcyclist Hit – No Helmet

July 15, 2015

Imagine losing a year of your life while you struggle to regain your memory. Doug’s encouraging story of neurologic recovery contains an underlying message for motorcycle enthusiasts: wear your…

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Repeat Customer

March 4, 2015

Occasionally, Air Care will transport a patient that says, “I flew with you a few years ago.” Recently, Air Care flew James Terry, a patient we had previously transported for trauma in 2006. We…

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Head-On Collision in Mendon Township

November 12, 2014

Recently on September 18th this year, 22-year-old Andriea Clark-Jaquays was involved in a head-on collision in Mendon Township on Silver Street/Michigan Avenue around 10:15 a.m. Both cars were…

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Get Air Care to the Patient Quickly for RAPID STABILIZATION

June 24, 2014

“Time to the hospital” is not the only consideration when choosing between air and ground transport. “Time to stabilization” is also very important for any critical patient’s outcome. Our flight…

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Train Wreck

September 4, 2013

Just minutes after 23-year-old Ervin Hunter was struck by a train while riding his bicycle on October 10, 2012, Air Care was called by Albion Community Dispatch to respond to the scene. Upon landing…

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When Should I Call Air Care?

June 11, 2013

Acute patients need the best care possible, especially early in their course of care, to do well and survive. These complicated patients require extra resources immediately upon arrival, and the Air…

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West Michigan Air Care Celebrates 20 Years of Service With You

March 12, 2013

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Unpredictable Animals on the Farm

January 11, 2013

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Helicopter Transport Increases Survival for Seriously Injured Patients

September 12, 2012

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A Heart-Stopping Mission

September 12, 2012

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Motorcyclist with Helmet Survives Crash

June 21, 2012

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Katie's Story

March 1, 2012

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The Air Care Fitness Challenge

November 23, 2011

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Beating the “Window of Time” by Helicopter

November 9, 2011

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Equestrian Injuries: No “Horsing” Around

June 6, 2011

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Fly Guides to the Rescue!

June 6, 2011

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Safety Corner: Landing Zone Safety Points

June 6, 2011

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“This is Why God Made Helicopters”

February 4, 2011

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Car Versus Train in Battle Creek - Helicopter Utilization

February 4, 2011

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LaGrange County Revival

February 4, 2011

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Upgrade your Airway Skills with The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™

February 4, 2011

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Earlier FFP Administration for Hemorrhagic Shock

December 7, 2010

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Fly Guides take the Guesswork Out of Calling Air Care

December 7, 2010

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Trauma Scene to Borgess Medical Center

December 7, 2010

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Safety Corner: Help Us Get There Safely

December 7, 2010

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Soaring Through the Clouds, Weather, or Not

November 29, 2010

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Scene Landing Zone Selection

November 29, 2010

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“Should I Call Air Care for This Patient?”

September 24, 2010

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One Cool Flight: Therapeutic Hypothermia Protects Brain Function in Post Cardiac Arrest

February 25, 2010

58-year-old George Clark was relaxing at home on December 22, when he suddenly broke out in a sweat and felt nauseated. It was noon, but George followed his instincts and went back to bed, feeling…

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Pediatric Transport

February 10, 2010

On December 12, 2009, West Michigan Air Care was called to Three Rivers Health Emergency Department for a tiny 20-day-old female in respiratory distress. What follows is her mother’s testimonial of…

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West Michigan Air Care Receives Renewed MIOSHA Recognition of their Workplace Safety and Health Excellence

June 26, 2009

West Michigan Air Care (Air Care) of Kalamazoo recently received renewal of its MVPP Star Award, the state's highest workplace safety and health award, from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health…

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On and Off Road: Caring for victims of motorcycle accidents

May 21, 2009

You and I know the risks; but, we ride anyway! Or maybe one of your family members does. And we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve heard, “Those things are dangerous.” As a healthcare…

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