Patient Criteria for Air Transport of Trauma Patient Includes One or More of the Following:
Time dependent treatment. Procedure or specialist unavailable at sending facility.
Local transporting agencies cannot provide adequate stabilization measures in transport:
Unstable or complicated airway
Chest tube insertion and maintenance
Blood product administration
Vasoactive medications and infusions
Antidysrhythmic medications and infusions
Delay due to ground transport would be detrimental to the patient
Physician deems air transport is necessary
Place Helicopter on Standby
Assist Physician With Alternatives As Applicable & Available
Launch Helicopter for Transport to Regional Trauma Center
Kalamazoo Regional Trauma Centers Provide Automatic Acceptance of Critical Trauma Patients from Regional Hospitals. Please call your desired accepting facility once West Michigan Air Care has been activated.