Training specialisation: Emergency medicine training
Courses in critical care transport
Medical simulation (training)
Ultrasound courses
Mental training
Introductory course for emergency doctors
HHO emergency doctor training
Training specialisation: Emergency medicine training
Courses in critical care transport
Courses in critical care transport

Do you regularly transport extremely ill patients in critical care? Take part in our courses for critical care transport, based on a curriculum from the German Interdisciplinary Association for Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI). We prepare you for all relevant patient conditions, share practice-based tips and train you within realistic simulation scenarios. You are given the optimal preparation for your missions.

Medical simulation (training)
Medical simulation (training)

You can look forward to our extensive experience and ultra-modern simulator technology in our medical simulation (training) . Done directly at DRF Luftrettung’s bases, it teaches you live-saving medical responses and actions, e.g. how to deal with difficult airways. The training also focuses on the ‘human factors’ of interaction. These factors frequently determine whether or not a treatment is successful, just like the intensive debriefings that are integrated into the course and deepen your learning process. 

Ultrasound courses
Ultrasound courses

Ultrasound is something in which we hold many years’ expertise. Benefit from our extensive experience in our basic training for emergency ultrasound as well as our refresher course. We offer you both courses in preclinical ultrasound for emergency and hospital doctors, HEMS TC members and paramedics based on the specifications of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM).

Mental training
Mental training

Here is a way for you to train like professional sportspeople. In this course, we provide you with the most-important findings from mental training for your work in a rescue service. You also get to do exercises in developing mental strength, concentrating even in critical situations and managing those critical situations.  

Introductory course for emergency doctors
Introductory course for emergency doctors

In this interactive online course, we give you the optimal preparation for your missions as an emergency doctor in air rescue. Our experienced instructors teach you about topics related to medicine and flight operation and share valuable tips with you for day-to-day missions at an air rescue base.  

HHO emergency doctor training
HHO emergency doctor training

Held at the Stiftung Bergwacht foundation’s ultra-modern Centre for Safety and Education (Zentrum für Sicherheit und Ausbildung) in Bad Tölz, we train emergency doctors on complex mission processes and rescue techniques and on how to treat special types of injuries on hoist missions. Participants benefit from our many years of experience in medical emergencies and in operating winches from helicopters.  

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Notarzt und Rettungssanitäter versorgen Patienten auf dem Boden vor einem Hubschrauber
In our sonography courses you will learn how to use the mobile ultrasound scanner safely. For the best possible diagnosis at the scene. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
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Mann mit Augenmaske und Kopfhörern auf einem Stuhl
Mastering the most diverse situations under time pressure in a highly professional manner is what distinguishes rescue workers in action. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
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3 Notärzt*innen sitzen in einem Simulationshubschrauber
Descending from a flying helicopter from a height of up to 90 metres and treating severely injured or sick patients on steep slopes requires practice, which you will acquire in our HHO emergency doctor training. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
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Notfallsanitäterin übt an einer Simulationspuppe
In a highly professional exercise situation, you forget that it is an exercise - like many of our participants in our medical simulation (training) . (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
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Notärztin im Rettungshubschrauber
The assignment at an air rescue station differs in many ways from the ground-based emergency service, for which we prepare you in detail as a prospective air rescuer in our introductory course. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)
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Medizinisches Equipment im Hubschrauber
Critical care transports often involve patients with complex illnesses or injuries and therefore place special demands on the emergency services. In our critical care transport course, we deepen and practice the relevant knowledge and skills with you. (Source: DRF Luftrettung)

Our expertise in emergency medicine  

Our ambition is to provide the best care possible for the well-being of our patients. Every human life is unique and valuable.  

In over 45 years of emergency rescue and critical care, we have developed an extensive trove of experience and knowledge. We wish to use it to support other mission crews, because we can only achieve the best for our patients when we work together. 

For maximum professionalism on rescue missions 

To meet our high quality standards, we continually enhance the ultra-modern medical technology that we use and the methods that we apply. We also regularly revise our training and professional-development concepts in line with the latest pedagogical and academic findings.  

Take part in our courses and benefit from our valuable tips, our findings from academia and research and our extensive experience.  

Courses
Testimonials
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Dr. med. Wolfgang Heinz
Helios Klinik Rottweil
Dr. med. Wolfgang Heinz
"As emergency physicians, we have to make the right therapeutic-tactical decisions for our patients as quickly as possible in order to optimise treatment right from the start. The DRF Luftrettung concept - bringing ultrasound diagnostics to the emergency patient - expands our diagnostic possibilities enormously."
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Tino Philippi
GE Healthcare
Tino Philippi
"In recent years, it has become clear that portable, pocket-sized ultrasound systems can have a significant impact on the quality and outcome of patient care. As the first device of its kind, the Vscan Dual with 2-in-1 transducer supports numerous important ultrasound procedures at variable locations. This allows the primary care team to make important decisions pre-clinically that can optimise the subsequent course of treatment."
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Dr. med. Henning Blaich
DRF Luftrettung
Dr. med. Henning Blaich
"Especially in pre-hospital emergency medicine, sonography considerably expands the differential diagnostic possibilities. For this, the sonography course is the ideal practice-based training."
Get to know the teaching staff
Dr. med. Jörg Braun
Facharzt für Anästhesiologie, Akademischer Leiter der Akademie und Fachbereichsleiter Medizin der DRF Luftrettung
Dr. med. Marcus Rudolph
E.D.I.C. Facharzt für Anästhesiologie und Innere Medizin, Abteilungsleiter med. Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung der DRF Luftrettung, DEGUM-Instruktor
Dr. med. Christian Afflerbach
Oberarzt für Anästhesie-, Intensiv- und Notfallmedizin, Knappschaftsklinikum Gelsenkirchen, Leitender Arzt der DRF Luftrettung in Dortmund
Georg Berg
Notfallsanitäter / HEMS TC, Hygienemanagement DRF Luftrettung
Jürgen Henker
Notfallsanitäter / HEMS TC und Koordinator Hygienemanagement der DRF Luftrettung
Raimund Kosa
Notfallsanitäter / HEMS TC, Hygienemanagement DRF Luftrettung
Christoph Lind
Koordinator Human Factors Training / HEMS TC / Notfallsanitäter der DRF Luftrettung
Dr. med. Tom Terboven
D.E.S.A., Oberarzt der Klinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim
Prof. Dr. med. Erik Popp
Leiter Sektion Notfallmedizin u. Oberarzt der Klinik für Anästhesiologie Universitätsklinik Heidelberg, Leitender Arzt der DRF Luftrettung in Mannheim
Frank Kluge
Notfallsanitäter / HEMS TC, Fachkrankenpfleger für Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin der DRF Luftrettung in Dortmund
Udo Laux
Pilot und Beauftragter Personalentwicklung Flugbetrieb
Dr. med. Michael Hofmann
Oberarzt Neonatologie/Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin, Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Klinikum Dortmund
Dr. med. Bernhard Eßer
Leitender Oberarzt der Abteilung für Anästhesieologie, Intensiv-, Notfall- und Schmerzmedizin, St. Barbara-Klinik Hamm-Heessen
Paul Fürner
Assistenzarzt 1. Medizinische Klinik, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim
Melanie Rudolph
Assistenzärztin Klinik für Anästhesie und operative Intensivmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim
Markus Eitzer
Fachanwalt für Medizin - und Versicherungsrecht, Landau in der Pfalz
Dr. med. Wolfgang Heinz
Chefarzt der Klinik für Innere Medizin II, Helios Klinik Rottweil, Abteilung Innere Medizin und Gastroenterologie, DEGUM-Kursleiter