LifeFlight Eagle offers multiple educational opportunities at no charge for local hospitals, fire departments, and EMS agencies.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Trauma, Respiratory/RSI, OB, Airway and Invasive Skills, Time-Critical Diagnosis patients, multiple AHA courses, and PHTLS.

We frequently partner with metro and community facilities to provide this multidisciplinary training.

For more information about upcoming classes or to request a class, contact Matt Daugherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 816-283-9734.

LifeFlight Eagle encourages the use of the attached Helicopter Early Launch Process Guidelines and Air Medical Transport Utilization Guidelines adopted by the Missouri SAC air ambulance subcommittee.

LifeFlight Eagle is also available for air-standby. Air-standby means LifeFlight Eagle will head towards the scene/hospital where a potential patient is, and if air ambulance is not needed, LifeFlight Eagle will return to base with no cost to the patient or requesting agency.

Trauma Triage Protocols: LifeFlight Eagle will transport trauma patients to the closest, most-appropriate trauma center based on the attached CDC 2011 Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients. LifeFlight Eagle encourages the use of these guidelines when determining the necessity to utilize air transport of your patient.

Preparation of the patient: LifeFlight Eagle will arrive at the scene or at patient bedside, and then transfer the patient over to our aircraft sled. If able and time allows, place the patient on a sheet or device that will allow easy movement of the patient to the aircraft sled. The LifeFlight Eagle crew will secure all patient belongings and speak with the patient to let them know the process, and may ask for your assistance to load the patient in the helicopter.

Patient Consent Form: The LifeFlight Eagle crew will have the patient sign a consent form. If the patient is unable to sign, the crew will have the patient's designated family member or other representative sign the form.

LifeFlight Eagle strives to minimize the time at the patient bedside (prior to transport) or at a scene to expedite patient transport to tertiary facility. Patient safety and providing the highest quality critical care is our most important mission. That includes making a thorough patient assessment, carefully moving the patient and transferring all medical equipment and medications to LifeFlight Eagle equipment. 

For interfacility transfers, it is helpful to have the patient in a gown, jewelry removed, and belongings gathered and packaged (given to a family member if possible).

The only required piece of information necessary to complete a patient transfer is the completed EMTALA form.

The following information is useful, but not needed to facilitate a transport:

  • Patient demographics/face sheet
  • pertinent lab results
  • radiology studies
  • 12-Lead ECG if completed

LifeFlight Eagle is proud to offer NAEMT's Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) class. 

The fee for the two-day course is $100, and includes a loaner book. 

Click "Read More" below for more information, to see available sessions, and to enroll.