The flight nursing summer camp is held every year. It helps the nurses to enhance & educate the current workforce within the air-medical practice arena. Moreover, it also helps promote flight nursing. The flight nursing summer camp provides an opportunity for graduate nursing students to get specialized training. The training includes caring for critically ill and injured patients in a high paced unstable environment.
2018 marked the 16th annual summer camp for the flight nurses. Every year this summer camp is held at a specific time in a specific location. This year it was held at the FPB School of Nursing on the CWRU campus.
The administration managed to secure reduced-price lodging on the CWRU campus for Flight Camp attendees. The attendees were sent an email with a link to registered attendees once details were finalized. The event was also designed for Paramedics, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Physician Assistants as well.
Summer Camp Features
This year’s camp featured a Fundamental Critical Care Support course offered through the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The two-day FCCS course prepared non-intensivists to manage critically ill patients. In this case for the first 24 hours until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The final two days of the course will provide hands-on experience with mechanical circulatory support devices (ECMO, Impala, Balloon Pumps). As well as point-of-care ultrasound, and several simulation experiences, including high-fidelity pediatric and high-risk obstetric simulation exercises.
Cost: Full 4-day Course: $850 which included 4-day Flight Camp, breakfast and lunch each day. In addition, all FCCS course materials will be provided.
CWRU / CCF / MHMC / Military Discount: $100 off total 4-day course.
Attraction: The summer camp that was held at the FPB School of Nursing on the CWRU campus offered the following programs –
- Enhances & advances the education of the current workforce within the air-medical practice arena.
- Promotion of flight nursing.
- Opportunity for graduates to get specialized training in caring for critically ill and injured patients in a high paced unstable environment.
- Continuation of educational format for flight nurses and transport nurses to review and renew air-medical practice skills.
- Review in surgical skill stations encompassing human simulation, natural synthetic environments, and education in the fourth dimension. All are specific to air-medical practice strategies.
History of the Summer Camp
#Summercamp2009 – “Flight Nurses in Training” to the Rescue.
Summary of the entire event – Participants in the annual National Flight Nurse Academy Summer Camp. It will be sponsored by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. In addition, it was provided with 75 volunteers who acted out various injuries at the disaster scene. Firefighters from the Auburn Fire Department also took part in the drill. Two helicopters from the Cleveland Clinic flight nursing team also arrived on the scene to take part in the drill.
#Summercamp2012 – The 10th Annual Summer Camp was held on August 6-10, 2012.
#Summercamp2013 – The 11th Annual Summer Camp was held August 5-9, 2013.
#Summercamp2014 – The 12th Annual Summer Camp was held August 4-8, 2014.
#Summercamp2018 – The 16th annual summer camp for the flight nurses was held during July 13-16, 2018.