Behind the Scenes: Coordinating Patient Transports with Life Flight

By Jason M Carlton
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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes for Life Flight to transport a patient? Cindy Hayes is an Operational Controller with Intermountain Life Flight. On average, she coordinates 8-10 flights per 12-hour shift. She offers a little glimpse at the coordination required to transport patients throughout Utah and/or parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Arizona.

6 Tips for a Safer Summer

By Jason M Carlton
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Every year, the trauma team at Intermountain Medical Center see numerous injuries, many of which can be avoided. Jody Carter, acute care nurse practitioner with the trauma program, appeared on ABC4 Utah to discuss 6 simple, yet potentially life-saving tips as Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start to fun in the sun. 

Be Aware and Don't Risk Driving Drowsy

By David Bradshaw, M.D.
Are You Too Tired to Drive?

Drowsy driving is an all-too-common occurrence these days. Our lifestyles have us rushing around, going from one thing to the next with very little time to rest. There is no time to waste; no time to sleep. We often make time for projects and activities and sell ourselves short on sleep. When attitudes like this become the standard, healthy habits such as sleep are often eliminated or cut short.