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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Air Medical Today Episode 12 - EPNetwork

Episode 12 of the Air Medical Today Podcast has been published.  In this episode I interview David Kearns, the Coordinator of the CONCERN Network.  I also check in with Tim Pickering, Vice President of the Association of Air Medical Services, regarding the AAMS Spring Conference in the First Response section.  News & Information and the initial reports from the Hospital Wing crash in Tennessee.

David Kearns is the Clinical Coordinator at Flight for Life Colorado which is based at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.  He has been a flight nurse since 1981 and has served in several positions at Flight for Life Colorado since 1988.
David has been the Coordinator of the CONCERN Network since the retirement of the late Roseanne Krantz in 2004.  He helped move the CONCERN Network, in conjunction with Rollie Parrish from Flightweb, to the current e-mail system notification system from the older fax-based one in 2000.

David is the current Region II board member of the Association of Air Medical Services and a past board member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association from 1998 to 2002.   He served as president from 2001-2002.  David has delivered presentations on physiologic monitoring, post-of-care technology, prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, and the history of the CONCERN Network at past Air Medical Transport Conferences and Clinical Midyear Meetings.

He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1981 with a bachelors in science in nursing and from University of Colorado in 1994 in Denver, Colorado with a masters in nursing.  David lives in Lakewood, Colorado and has interests in things historical, things that fly, fitness, and computer technology.

David will become a regular contributor to the Air Medical Today Podcast where he will provide updates on the CONCERN Network.

Tim Pickering is currently the Vice President and Region III Board Member of the Association of Air Medical Services and the Director of Public Affairs for Air Evac EMS, Inc. in West Plains, Missouri.

Tim is going to be a regular contributor to the Air Medical Today Podcast with a feature called the Commindustry Update where he will provide an overview of trends in the air medical and critical transport community and industry.

I want to extend Air Medical Today's deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the crew, family, and friends of the Hospital Wing program after their tragic crash on March 25, 2010.

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