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    1 William A. Knight, MD, is a flight physician with Air Care and Mobile Care at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is also an emergency physician and an assistant professor of emergency medicine
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    1 William A. Knight, MD, is a flight physician with Air Care and Mobile Care at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is also an emergency physician and an assistant professor of emergency medicine
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    2 Matthew Gunderman RN, BSN, CEN, EMT-P, is a flight nurse with Air Care and Mobile Care and is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati (RWC) and director of a nonprofit education consortium for emergency department nurses in Cincinnati
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    2 Matthew Gunderman RN, BSN, CEN, EMT-P, is a flight nurse with Air Care and Mobile Care and is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati (RWC) and director of a nonprofit education consortium for emergency department nurses in Cincinnati
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    3 William R. Hinckley, MD, FACEP, is a flight physician and medical director (air) at Air Care and Mobile Care and an emergency physician and an assistant professor of emergency medicine.
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    3 William R. Hinckley, MD, FACEP, is a flight physician and medical director (air) at Air Care and Mobile Care and an emergency physician and an assistant professor of emergency medicine.
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 William A. Knight, MD, is a flight physician with Air Care and Mobile Care at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is also an emergency physician and an assistant professor of emergency medicine
    2 Matthew Gunderman RN, BSN, CEN, EMT-P, is a flight nurse with Air Care and Mobile Care and is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati (RWC) and director of a nonprofit education consortium for emergency department nurses in Cincinnati
    3 William R. Hinckley, MD, FACEP, is a flight physician and medical director (air) at Air Care and Mobile Care and an emergency physician and an assistant professor of emergency medicine.
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