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Hospital staff gets lifesaving helicopter training for newborns

On the rooftop of the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis sits a helipad for a LifeLink III helicopter where staff in the hospital’s neonatal intensive-care unit gets training for transporting newborn babies.

Inside the helicopter is a dizzying array of pumps, dials and high-tech life-saving equipment the staff must be prepared to use. The hospital says an average of 30 babies are transported there by a LifeLink III each year.

Flight Supervisor Greg Peterson talks about the challenges and rewards that come with flying a medical-care helicopter. 

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 09/28/2009 - 03:18 pm.

    “Hospital staff gets helicopter training for newborns”

    So I’m thinking….pre-school education is a positive bonus in any progressive society…but on-the-job training, just out of the womb?

    Maybe it’s the weather but couldn’t let that headline ‘fly’ by…

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