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If you are a member of the news media seeking information on Vanderbilt LifeFlight, contact Jerry Jones, public affairs manager, at 615-322-3211 or call the VUMC News & Communications office at 615-322-4747.
Administering blood in the field saving lives
Administrating blood transfusions in-flight is saving lives – something that both the U.S. Army and Vanderbilt LifeFlight have known for years. Now statistics are backing up that knowledge.
Eagle Scout Project Leads to LifeFlight Helipad
A helipad built from hard work, community donations and a wish to help his community lead Kyle Upchurch, a Maury County Boy Scout, to undertake this massive project.
LifeFlight offers emergency command and communications bus to aid with event and disaster management
Middle Tennessee emergency crews have a new tool available for them to help manage large scale events and disasters.
LifeFlight goes pink for breast cancer awareness
Vanderbilt LifeFlight is going pink during October to show its support for breast cancer awareness. LifeFlight medical crews will wear a special pink name badge on their flight suits and other staff will wear pink golf shirts.
LifeFlight Paramedic Jason Deal Honored by Governor's Office
Jason Deal, recognized at the First Responders ceremony. He is pictured with Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons (L) and Governor Bill Haslam Chief of Staff Mark Cate (R).
LifeFlight Adds Critical Care Response Cars at Helicopter Bases
Nashville (Tenn.) - Vanderbilt LifeFlight is adding a new response vehicle to its fleet, one that will assist local emergency service agencies on days that the helicopter can’t fly due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Conference features world class speakers on emergency care and flight simulator
The chance to experience the thrill of what it feels like to fly a helicopter is just one of the many opportunities participants will have at Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s second annual iServe Emergency Care Conference on Oct. 2, 3, 2012.
LifeFlight Van Logs More Than 55,000 Miles in it's First Year: In just over a year a van donated by Darrell Waltrip Automotive to Vanderbilt LifeFlight has logged more than 55,000 miles delivering life-saving equipment back to emergency medical service agencies throughout Tennessee and Kentucky.
LifeFlight Adds New Helicopter to Fleet: Vanderbilt LifeFlight has added a new aircraft to its fleet, in an effort to better serve the residents of Middle Tennessee. The new helicopter now brings the total to six, with five of those staffed around the clock. The sixth helicopter is used as a backup when others are out of service for maintenance.
LifeFlight to Allow Medics to Fly With Trauma Patients From Scene Calls: A new Vanderbilt LifeFlight program dubbed “iFly,” designed to broaden and strengthen understanding of how Vanderbilt University Medical Center cares for trauma patients, is now being offered to medics who often call for helicopter transport from the field.
Vanderbilt LifeFlight Offers 'Intensive Care Unit' in the Air
It is a fast ‘intensive care unit’ in the air – getting critical help to patients as quickly as possible. (VIDEO)
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In the News
Magazine honors LifeFlight director Yeatman as leader in improving health care: Vanderbilt Reporter, January 2012
Quick response saves devoted fan at Vanderbilt game: Vanderbilt Reporter, October 2011
VUMC rolls out new Level 1 Cardiac Emergency System: Vanderbilt Reporter, October 2011
Race legend Waltrip's gift lets LifeFlight help EMS providers: Vanderbilt Reporter, March 2011