By Brian Molongosk
When LifeNet critical care nurse Kyle R. Williams was 14 years old, he spent a day shadowing a family friend who was a nurse anesthetist, watching him intubate patients in a hospital.
A small child was soon brought into the emergency room, the doctors and nurses doing their best to administer care. Then a helicopter landed, and out came a medical crew who took control of the scene.
Mr. Williams said the roles had suddenly switched — hospital staff members were asking what the flight crew needed to help the child, not the other way around. He watched as the crew later whisked the child away in the helicopter.
“And that was it,” he said. “I was hooked.”