Critical Care Nurses

Central Air Ambulance nurses are licensed registered nurses specializing in emergency and critical care as well as prehospital patient management. Each is trained extensively in providing assessment, intervention and care of the critically ill or injured patient.

In addition to the certifications listed above, all RNs maintain the following certifications:

  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) (Must obtain within 12 months of full time employment)
  • Central Air Ambulance RN Flight Program Training
  • Critical care registered Nurse (CCRN), Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) or Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) preferred
  • Must be licensed in Georgia or a state meeting the education requirements of Georgia
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in critical care or emergency setting with 3 plus years preferred
  • Airway management including rapid sequence induction for endotracheal intubation, cricothyrotomy and maintenance of chemical sedation/paralysis
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Chest tube insertion / management
  • Central venous line insertion management and monitoring
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring including intracranial pressure
  • Maintenance of thrombolytic therapy
  • Blood product administration
  • High risk obstetrical care and neonatal resuscitation
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump transport (available only by ground and fixed wing transport at this time)

As the patient situation warrants, the flight nurse is assisted by a team of specialized staff including flight paramedics, respiratory therapists, and labor and delivery nurses