Taking Care of Our Own National Tour

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In 2022, our focus will be a “Taking Care of Our Own” tour for medical transport providers and other first-responders. Plans are underway! Our 2022 tour will consist of educational seminars in 5-10 cities across the country.

These one day in person workshops will provide tools and resources to address the critical mental health and wellness needs of this industry's most valuable asset; our people. Attendees will learn actionable methods for coping with burnout, compassion fatigue, stress/situational assessment, how to identify a peer in crisis and more.  Attendees will participate in interactive discussion and dialogue around these pressing issues and what to do when “its ok to not be ok.”

As the different tour stops are finalized, we will share the details including dates, times, locations and presentation title & speaker via the website, social media feeds, the occasional eBlast and in AAMS’ member newsletter, News on the Fly.

Interested in hosting a tour stop at your program?

Contact Megan Cohen at mcohen@medevacfoundation.org to talk it over!

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AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE

  • Why It’s OK to Not Be OK and What To Do About It: How to Cope with Stress & PTSD

 

  • Putting It All Together: Building Your Resiliency Toolbox

 

  • Lunch and Roundtable Conversations

 

  • Setting Your Program Up for Success: Best Practices in Resource Building
MedEvac Foundation International

Current confirmed Tour Stops include:

Date coming soon!

Salt Lake City, UT

If you or your organization are interested in supporting the Taking Care of Our Own initiative, please click below.

100% of your donation will go to support MFI's efforts in Taking Care of Our Own.

"I wanted to share a few thoughts with you about the Taking Care of Our Own workshop that was sponsored by Duke Life Flight a few weeks ago. While all the presentations were of high quality and very informative I was absolutely impacted the most by James Boomhower’s presentation on the development of a Peer Support Team and his experiences with his team at Boston MedFlight.

 

You are probably not aware that Apollo MedFlight has experienced a couple of significant losses this year. One of our senior pilots lost his son to suicide in March and just two months later our clinical educator took his own life. In both instances our organization was at somewhat of a loss on how to support our teammates directly affected by these tragedies. We realized very quickly though that all our teammates were affected and we had no plan in place on how to help. After hearing James’ presentation it became clear that Apollo needed to develop our own Peer Support Team. I have tasked our Safety Director and VP of Human Resources to take the lead on this project. They have reached out to James and he has been an amazing resource, and we are well on our way to establishing this important new component of Apollo MedFlight. None of this would have occurred had I not attended the workshop in North Carolina.

 

If anyone is on the fence about attendance at one of the workshops or the value of the Taking Care of Our Own programs I hope my experience will emphasize the reality that the stresses we experience in taking care of others must be dealt with before it reaches the level it did at Apollo."

         ~ Lee McCammon, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo MedFlight

A special thank you to our Sponsors!

Industry Organizations Collaborating on the 2022 Tour

  • Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
  • Air Medical Physician Association
  • Association of Air Medical Services
  • Association of Professional Flight Chaplains
  • American Ambulance Association
  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
  • International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics
  • International Association of Medical Transport Communication Specialists
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • National Association of State EMS Officials
  • National EMS Pilots Association
  • Survivors Network for the Air Medical Community