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Given that COVID cases are on the rise again, I thought some COVID reminders would be helpful. Below is a link to STARS COVID resources, including airway management SIM videos, and infection, prevention, and control documents.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many challenges for the mental health and well-being of our community members. Given the potential for increased number of patients presenting to ERs for mental health services, I thought an article about management of mental health patients requiring transfer might be helpful. This article specifically looks at the use of ketamine during transports. This article is also pay for view, but I am sure could be access for free through many of our respective healthcare platforms by using the title or DOI.

“Ketamine reduces the need for intubation in patients with acute severe mental illness and agitation requiring transport to definitive care: An observational study”

And finally, a short article sharing some helpful tips to keep you safe during the winter months.


With a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, I thought I would continue on with some articles that remind us of infection control measures and others that provide information about considerations for transport. Prepping For Transport:This article discusses key considerations...


This resource amalgamates multiple infectious disease resources into one cohesive document for EMS workers to refer to. A large portion of the resource focuses on ground transport, but Section 8 pages 69-70 offering insightful considerations for air transport...

French Level 1 course

Bonjour,Une formation en français pour le niveau 1 de l’Association Canadienne de Médecine Aérospatiale et de Transport Aéromédical (CAMATA) se tiendra par web conférence via la plateforme zoom les 28 et 29 septembre 2020.Je vous joins la fiche informative ainsi que...


CAMATA AIR MEDICAL TRAINING PROGRAM in Winnipeg on August 6 & 7th, 2020We are planning a small "COVID 19 respectful" CAMATA Air Medical Training Program in Winnipeg on August 6 & 7th.  We have two open spaces for this course.  If...

Stephen Blizzard

Stephen Blizzard

It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Dr. Stephen Blizzard on June 9, 2020. Stephen Blizzard is recognized as one of the top industry experts in aerospace and aviation medicine in the world. He joined CAMATA in the late 1990’s and was a...