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While I understand your point, I have also seen poor pt. outcomes simply because MD's read a NY Post article and then decide it's "too dangerous" to transport the pt. by air. Then you can't talk them into it, the weather is perfect, the out of hospital time by air is 1/3 of the time by ambulance...
Either way, this thread is asking how to get started, not how dangerous is it.
I think that this is an ideal time to bust someone's bubble. Before they spend the next three years of their career getting the minimum requirements to enter a transport nursing career only to find out that there is a whole lot more to the job than looking sharp in a jump suit . The original poster asked valid and sincere questions; and they were very well answered and the reality is that as a whole our safety record stinks. So why let a naive nursing student believe any different ?
When you get a chance forward the link to the NY Post article on HEMS. I did a quick google search and found nothing. And if you have a scientific study that shows HEMS improves patient outcomes, I'd like to read that as well.