Orange Leader: Your emergency room in the sky

By Dr. Dar Kavouspour

You may not know this, but every day, across America, medical professionals in helicopters are saving lives.

We all have seen emergency rooms in hospitals – this is where the bulk of life-saving urgent care is performed every hour of every day, of course.

But what happens if you live in a rural area where you may be hours away from a hospital or trauma center? What happens after a car accident on a road outside of town? A few minutes can make the difference between life and death.