Students are currently participating in hospital rotations to learn more about different medical careers.  One interesting career they have little chance of being exposed to is aeromedical emergency care.  Many of my students have an interest in being part of a nursing or emergency health care team, and this is one option many of them may not have considered yet. Exposure to this career specialty is an area of the hospital system we are not able to see, so having an expert talk to them about it would give the students additional options to consider when thinking about future health care careers.

Key Questions

What are roles & responsibilities of different flight team members?

What are the most common reasons for aeromedical evacuation?

What are some of the challenges and risks associated with being on a medical flight team?

What are the most important interpersonal and career-based skills necessary for this type of work?

What are some of the most fascinating cases they have ever worked?

What are some of the most valuable technologies involved in aeromedical rescue?

Expected Outcomes

To gain more information about aeromedical rescue and evacuation careers, different team member roles and responsibilities.
To learn about necessary skills and training required for this type of work.


Curriculum Alignment

(3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment.

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(6) The student describes academic requirements necessary for employment in the health science industry. The student is expected to: (A) research specific health science careers; and (B) review employment procedures for a specific health science career.

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Completed Date

 05/09/2017 10:30 AM   Eastern Time






Chelsea Adams, BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT UNC Healthcare
Health Science Technology II  
Grade 9 To 12  
Career Clusters
Health Science   Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics   Transportation, Distribution & Logistics  
No. of Students
Flying for Life!
Sub Topic
Career Highlights of a Medical Flight Team  
Not Available  
EMT   Medical Flight Team   aeromedical rescue; flight nurse