“I’m failing at this! I got into flight medicine to treat critically injured and ill patients. Now my base manager tells me I must do Outreach. She said that Outreach is the new ‘Enterprise Skill-Set’ critical to our success just like Safety/AMRM and clinical competency.”
“I understand why’s it’s essential. I know we need to have individuals at hospitals, EMS/Fire agencies, and Emergency Services Dispatch Centers making flight requests to us or there are no flights. If there are no flights, basically I’m out of a job that I worked long and hard to earn and one that I love. But I just can’t seem to get it.
Don’t I just pass out T-shirts, ball caps, lapel pins, pens, and pizza—tell people how great we are, do Outreach education then our helicopter and fixed wing will get all kinds of flight requests?” “Isn’t that Outreach? But I’m failing.”
These are the words of an experienced yet exasperated flight nurse, named Amy.
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