Dial 1-800-HELP-ONE or 1-800-435-7663 for Level 1 Care
Requesting AIR ONE
Specific patients with critical traumatic injuries and time sensitive, potentially life threatening medical conditions require the fastest, most direct route of transport to a Trauma Center or Tertiary Care Facility.
These patients require the highest level of Pre-Hospital care available by Flight Paramedics and Nurses specialized in Critical Care and Trauma Management.
Guidelines for transport should not replace decisions based on sound medical judgment.
When in doubt, call Pafford AIR ONE
- Chest Pain / Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction.
- Patient experiencing neurological impairment (CVA, TIA, Stroke, Seizures)
- Patients requiring airway control and ventilator support.
- Symptomatic hypotension or hypertension / bradycardia or tachycardia.
- Unstable symptomatic cardiac rhythms.
- High risk Obstetrical conditions.
- Overdose of critical quantity with fatal substance.
- Extreme Environmental Conditions. Advanced Critical Care is warranted.
- Extrication time of greater than 20 minutes.
- Falls of 20 feet or more.
- Pedestrian hit at 20 mph or more.
- Motorcycle, ATV crash at a high rate of speed, with separation of rider.
- Motor vehicle rollover at speeds over 20 mph.
- Motor vehicle crash with 20 inches of intrusion into patient compartment.
- Ejection of patient from moving vehicle. Death of any occupant in the same car.
- Vehicle crash at speeds over 20 mph, unrestrained, with contact point deformity
- Glasgow Coma Score of < 12 with anatomic or physiologic compromise.
- Unconsciousness or decreases level of consciousness.
- Signs of Shock (tachycardia or lowering blood pressure secondary to trauma).
- Respiratory rate of less than 10 or greater than 30 per minute.
- Compromised airway or breathing.
- Penetrating or Blunt injury to the chest, abdomen, head or neck. (Flail Chest) Multiple long bone fractures.
- Paralysis or suspected spinal cord injury.
- Severe burns (2nd and 3rd degree) or any burns with associated trauma.
- Amputations of extremities. Major crush injuries.
- Near drowning incidents with injuries. Advanced Trauma Management is warranted.
Difficult Access Situation
- The time required by ground transport to an appropriate facility is a threat to the patient’s survival.
- Weather, road, geographic location and/or traffic conditions would seriously delay advanced treatment or be detrimental to the patient’s condition.
- Critical care personnel and equipment are needed to adequately care for the patient during transport.
- The need is established to limit the pre-hospital treatment and transport time.
- As determined by receiving/sending Physician for patient that has a medical necessity.
- Asthma with respiratory compromise.
- Decreased level of consciousness.
- Bradycardia or Respiratory Distress.
- Hemodynamic Instability.