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    1 David Ross, DO, FACEP, is the current medical director of numerous EMS agencies in the Colorado Springs area and an emergency physician at Penrose Hospital.
    David W. Ross
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    1 David Ross, DO, FACEP, is the current medical director of numerous EMS agencies in the Colorado Springs area and an emergency physician at Penrose Hospital.
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    2 Carol Wichman, BSN, MSN, is a former flight nurse at Flight for Life in Colorado Springs.
    Carol Wichman
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    2 Carol Wichman, BSN, MSN, is a former flight nurse at Flight for Life in Colorado Springs.
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 David Ross, DO, FACEP, is the current medical director of numerous EMS agencies in the Colorado Springs area and an emergency physician at Penrose Hospital.
    2 Carol Wichman, BSN, MSN, is a former flight nurse at Flight for Life in Colorado Springs.
      At approximately 2000 hours, the services of a flight crew were requested to a rural location approximately 15 minutes' flying time from a metropolitan area. On arrival, the flight crew was transported by local volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to the home of a 58-year-old male patient. Although a rural locale, it was apparent the occupants of the home were wealthy individuals likely only visiting the area for a few weeks a year on vacation.
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