Outfitted with Kendric Projects (KP) Air Medic Vests, STARS Flight nurse Jenny Thorpe and flight paramedic Matt Hogan bested 11 other teams from across North America at the annual critical care skills contest during the recently concluded Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) Sim Cup 2018, held last October 22-24 in Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
The teams competed head-to-head, showcasing their real time and real situation skills while utilizing the latest in patient simulation, judged by this years’ panel in front of the live AMTC audience.
“This year’s scenarios were incredibly complex and required superior clinical skills and situational awareness,” said Rick Sherlock, president and CEO, Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). Sherlock added that AAMS is proud to announce that STARS has won the 2018 Sim Cup and demonstrated all the best parts of the industry.
Ben Crowe, Kendric Projects’ founder and head designer, worked with STARS’ Greg Barton, senior flight paramedic in the development of their Air-EMS Apparel Program, designed and manufactured Air EMS jackets, parkas and vests for the entire crew.
“We are so proud of the STARS’ medic team winning this year’s SIM Cup. We’ve been working with them for nearly 10 years on various projects including their custom apparel program, med kits & helicopter storage systems, basically we are there to bring to life whatever products that would optimize their teams’ responsiveness when dealing with critical care missions” Crowe concluded.
Kendric Projects is currently working with STARS, alongside Avio DG for engineering, on the development of the first STC Certified Soft Storage Restraint Case designed H145 Helicopters, that is planned to be in operation on spring of 2019. STARS will be the first in Canada to have the new Airbus H145 Helicopters and KP will be fully invested in bringing this new product to market.