As an air medical professional why do you need this book? The short answer is to save your life and the lives of your team members with the byproduct of greatly reducing the carnage that has plagued our helicopter air ambulance industry for decades. Why is this book for the totally brilliant? Because the very fact you hold this book in your hand proves you are no dummy—that you care about flight safety and want to learn more. The data is in. Dr. Ira Blumen, Medical Director at the University of Chicago, Life Flight, UCAN and his team of over 40 air medical professionals determined an alarming truth in their Opportunities for Safety Improvement (OSI) study when they performed root cause analysis on hundreds of helicopter air ambulance crashes and found a human error rate of 94%. The high percentage of human-error accidents is the very reason you NEED this book, to take control of your destiny by educating yourself and your team members, giving you the power of AMRM to prevent a human-error accident from occurring in your program.