• Vangaurd Medical Professional

    Emergency Care Around the Clock

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Aviation Medical Professionals

Since 2003 Vanguard Air Care has been a trusted provider in air transport medicine while providing 24-hour service for North America, with a focus on Manitoba. This includes locations in Norway House, Thompson, Island Lake and Winnipeg.

Vanguard’s highly trained medical staff care for patients with ease and compassion around the clock. The flight dispatch centre provides timely arrivals of dedicated King Air 200’s and medical teams. The specially trained aircrew ensure smooth, safe and efficient patient transfers.

We provide urgent medical evacuations, non-emergent and scheduled air ambulance services.

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Continuous Education

Ongoing training is provided in-house through expert clinical educators to ensure that the medical crew members are current and comfortable in providing the highest level of care possible.

Vanguard provides annual Professional Development days for its crew members by bringing in external resources experienced in either critical care and or aeromedical transport.

Vanguard medical crew member minimum qualifications/certifications:

  • Minimum of Two Years of Critical Care Experience
  • Province of Manitoba Aeromedical Licence
  • BCLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, ITLS Certifications
  • ORNGE or CAMATA Aeromedical Theory Certifications
  • Excellent Critical Thinking Skills
  • Mentally and Physically Capable to Work in Remote Regions
  • Comfortable with Air, Land and Water Operations
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Wheels up in minutes from four MedEvac Bases in Manitoba

Vanguard transports patients daily from our four bases located in Manitoba. Transports can be either medical, surgical, cardiac, trauma, pediatric, high-risk OB, neuro, and burn patients from a number of remote Manitoba northern nursing stations to tertiary care facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Advanced Emergency Care

Our team of flight nurses and or Advance Care Paramedics use the latest technology and advanced education to transport patients who require advanced procedures, including advance airway insertion, needle thoracentesis, CPAP, biphasic defibrillation, pacing and cardioversion, intraosseous insertion (EZ-IO).

Vanguard Leadership Team

Ross Bale

Director of Air Ambulance Services

Jeff Bedosky

Clinical Operations Manager

Kevin Lawes

Chief Pilot

Sean McLaughlin

Person Responsible for Maintenance

Matt Johnson

Operations Manager

Medical Oversight

Dr. Paul Ratana

LLB, LLM, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Zoe Piggott

MD, FRCPC

Medical Professional

Fulfilling Careers

Vanguard Air Care is a great place to work and build your career. Our benefits package supports a wide variety of coverages. We have a matching savings plan, free parking, a workout room, state of the art aircraft systems and inspiring work culture.

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