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Flight Nurse

Provides comprehensive nursing care for all types of patients during aeromedical evacuation and airlift flights.

Duties and Responsibilities

The flight Nurse performs as a member of the aeromedical evacuation crew, and functions as the senior medical member of the aeromedical evacuation team on Continental United States (CONUS), intra-theater and inter-theater flights - providing for inflight management and nursing care for all types of patients. Other responsibilities include planing and preparing for aeromedical evacuation missions and preparing a patient positioning plan to facilitate patient care, comfort and safety.

Flight Nurses evaluate individual patient's inflight needs and request appropriate medications, supplies and equipment, providing continuing nursing care from originating to destination facility. They act as liaison between medical and operational aircrews and support personnel in order to promote patient comfort and to expedite the mission, and also initiate emergency treatment in the absence of a physician for inflight medical emergencies.

Civilian Opportunities

Civilian Nurse

Duties and Responsibilities

People are often surprised to learn the variety of jobs open to RNs. Most familiar is the nurse who works in the hospital caring for patients; however, here are just a few of the other types of opportunities for RNs: working as a sales representative for a company that makes medication or medical equipment; managing a healthcare-related organization; working in the medical publishing field; or working as a coroner.

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