Kim McGraw, RN, CCEMT-P, FP-C, CFRN, serves as both a Flight Paramedic and Flight Nurse for LifeFlight. She is an original member of LifeFlight of Maine’s Lewiston flight crew, joining the crew in 1998 with 14 years of experience in pre-hospital medicine, and years of service as one of Maine’s leading pre-hospital instructors. Kim has worn many hats at LifeFlight, serving on many committees, and helping to develop the QI and safety programs within the company. Currently, she serves on the Safety Committee, works with the Human Patient Simulator Program as both a facilitator and an operator, and serves as a member of the ASN risk management team. In addition to LifeFlight duties, Kim is an instructor for a variety of national pre-hospital and in-hospital certification programs, and she works within her local community to promote health and fitness.
She continues to sharpen her skills by completing advanced training and certification programs. In 2002, she was awarded an associate’s degree in nursing from the Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing. In addition to her certification as a critical care paramedic, she became a certified flight paramedic in 2003, and a certified flight nurse in 2008.
With more than 29 years experience in emergency medical services, including 23 years as a Paramedic, Kim is at her best when the situation is chaotic and clear thinking and rapid interventions are needed. In addition to working for a number of Maine’s EMS services as a Paramedic, she is also an RN in the intensive care and emergency departments at CMMC, Bridgton Hospital and Memorial Hospital in NH.