Episode 41 – Advanced Practice Makes Perfect w/Bill Hinckley (Part 2)

In this podcast episode, we are joined by Dr. Bill Hinckley to discuss advanced practice models in HEMS. Bill is a rare breed that defines “passion” in HEMS, to say the least. His experience coupled with being an overwhelmingly nice guy led to a lengthy discussion. We did not want to cheat your experience, so we split the podcast episode into two separate parts.

This second part focuses on the big picture. We talk about the Airline Disregulation Act (ADA), HEMS bureaucracy, over-saturation, and billing practices. We touch on the need for advanced practice models in our current climate and the importance of generally doing the right thing.

Den Hartog Injury 2015 Survival benefit of physician-staffed HEMS assistance for trauma

Fukuda JAMA Surg 2018 Association of Prehospital ALS by physician with survival after blunt trauma OOHCA from MVC

Garner Emerg Med Australasia 2004 The role of physician staffing of HEMS in prehospital trauma response

Garner EMJ 2015 HIRT Head injury retrieval trial








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