109th Aeromeds train aloft

Staff Sgt. Rose Vlaisavljevich, 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Minnesota Air National Guard, prepares to give chest compressions in attempt to save acting patient Staff Sgt. Luke Tajima during a simulated cardiac arrest in the cargo bay of a 133rd Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules. At the patient's head Senior Airman Michael Hemmingson assists. During this routine training flight over northern Minnesota August 11, 2009 members of the 109th AES conducted an intense series of training, preparing members for later deployments where skills learned will be used routinely in real world situations under adverse conditions. A five-person aeromedical evacuation team usually consists of a medical crew director, a flight nurse, a charge medical technician, and two aeromedical evacuation technicians. The team supports the assigned physician and flight nurse who complete the critical care air transport team. The inventory often includes everything from high-tech monitors, oxygen tanks and regulators to defibrillators- those high-voltage paddles doctors use in emergencies to restore or regulate a patient's heart rhythm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson/Released)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundsonreleased
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