So, You Want to be a Flight Nurse?
Transitioning into the air medical industry can often be confusing, frustrating and difficult. Hiring standards and practices vary by facility and rely heavily on personal recommendation, experience and education. Flight team positions are in high demand, but often limited and competitive among applicants.
Once hired as a flight team member, the journey is just beginning. You’ll go through orientation, secure a mentor or preceptor and likely be expected to continue your education and training. Advanced certifications need to be obtained, continuing education to retain licensure must be completed and a systematic enrichment of basic and advanced knowledge should continue throughout a care
Join us to learn more about what it really takes to become a flight nurse with Ashley and Eric Bauer from FlighBridgeED
Vice President of Business Operations
Ashley Bauer is the co-founder and author and educator and Vice President of Business Operations for FlightBridgeED.
She holds a Master of Science in Nursing and currently works in the emergency department as an advanced practice registered nurse.
She also holds a Master of Business Administration. She began her career in the emergency/HEMS industry 16 years ago as an ER nurse, then transitioned to a flight nurse, and currently as a nurse practitioner.
Eric Bauer is the President of FlightBridgeED. Eric has worked in the EMS field for 29 years with the past 18 years spent in the HEMS industry.
Eric is an internationally recognized best selling author, speaker and educator and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business - Health Care Administration and a Masters of Business Administration - MBA.
He has spoken on many critical care topics as an educator and has authored and published 190 critical care podcasts related to the pre-hospital critical care industry, with over 1 million downloads a year.
Eric was awarded the 2017 EMSWORLD Innovation Award for his Ventilator Management: A Pre-hospital Perspective book and Ventilator Management Course and is the recipient of the 2018 John Jordan Award for Excellence in Transport Medicine Journalism by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association - ASTNA.
Provider approved by the California State Board of Nursing, Provider # CEP17490 for 1 continuing education credit
This course is - Non-Clinical / Accredited
1. Discuss the history of flight nursing.
2. Discuss the process of becoming a flight nurse.
3. Discuss the current flight nurse job description.