Medical crew may not get the same training as pilots on inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC, aka ‘which way up are we and where the heck’s the ground?’), but proper knowledge of how to avoid IIMC and what they and pilots should do when it’s encountered could help to prevent your crew from becoming a statistic.

By Fred Ellinger, Jr., Joseph Schili and Randy Mains

Joe Schilli NRP, FP-C thumb_F.IIMC_.Joseph Portrait sqis a friend, colleague and mentor. He was the 2014 recipient of the Tim Hynes Award by the IAFCCP. Joe regularly presents and lectures nationally, regionally and locally on emergency services topics, particularly emergency airway management and air medical risk and safety.


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