I am on this board because I am currently in nursing school, but I am actually asking this question for my husband. He is an active duty helicopter instructor in the Navy and will be retiring in a few years. One of the post retirement jobs he is looking into is HEMS. My question is, do your PILOTS have any medical training at all? What are the pilots doing while you are assessing your victims on the ground? I realize some helos do not have flight control locks and therefore the pilots would have to remain at the controls even while on the ground, but at the same time, if you have a mass trauma and the helo were equipped with flight control locks are the pilots sitting there twiddling their thumbs? I'm exaggerating here of course, but you understand my question.
Thanks for any info.