Keiser University Melbourne campus first-semester nursing students recently enjoyed the opportunity to tour Health First’s First Flight Helipad, an air-ambulance helicopter and emergency trauma location.


The group enjoyed delving into the role, duties and training necessary to becoming a flight nurse from Rob Spivey, the First Flight Helipad’s Trauma Program Manager who is a 25-year veteran registered nurse. Spivey also introduced members to the flight crew and offered students the opportunity to explore the helicopter and the trauma bay.


“The generosity of  Health First’s First Flight professionals was deeply appreciated, as this was truly a wonderful experience for all,” said nursing professor Colleen Hargraves.


First Flight is the emergency helicopter transport service of Health First. Based at Holmes Regional Medical Center, First Flight is Brevard County’s only air ambulance and has been serving East Central Florida since 1988.


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