What EMS Can Learn from the Airline Industry

DALLAS – It may surprise you that flying a 30-ton airliner and working in an ambulance have many similarities. Both industries require decisions under pressure, teamwork, clear communication, and resource management.

One of the first things a pilot will learn in training is to “aviate, navigate, and communicate.” No matter what situation or emergency comes up, fly the airplane first. Make sure the plane is stabilized before addressing any failures. Perhaps the most famous example of a failure to fly an airplane was Eastern Air Lines Flight 401.

In this accident, the flight crew was distracted, dealing with a burnt-out lightbulb. The read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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