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2/23/2017 5:55:53 PM
Posted: 11/17/2001 10:14:17 AM EST
Got called out to a MVA today. We just got a new Medflight copter that is based about 30 miles away. He was there FAST! We used to use a Medflight wich was about 60 miles or Pegagus which is about 60-70 miles out. Just wanted to ask, for those who use a helicopter to transport, how far out is your medevac?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:27:11 AM EST
MedeVac from Lehigh Valley Trauma is about 12 mins away. Same for Life Lion from Penn State University/Hershey Medical Center.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 11:32:02 PM EST
In our area the LifeLine 1 helicopter is a minimal 20 minutes away. This heli is not able to transport patients out by air but delivers a traumasurgeon and assistant for those techniques I am not allowed to, such as emergency amputations, bringing a patient under narcosis(think cerebral trauma and the need for endotracheal intubation.) and chesttubes. Although I am allowed to crashintubate, protocol does not allow us to inject meds that are used in anesthesiology. Emergency chest drains(so called Vietnam drains) are part of the package. So the heli comes to assist not to take over.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 2:01:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/18/2001 1:54:51 AM EST by SomeGuyInAHat]
Maricopa County, AZ, has an incredible number of medical Helicopters. This is pretty close - it's been a long day and it's hard to keep this many helos straight. A helicopter is never more than a few minutes out in this valley. Native 1, 2, 5 & 6 AirEvac 1, 3, 4 & 12 Lifenet 1 & 2 DPS Ranger 41 (52) Oh, and most if not all of these are staffed by a medic and a nurse.
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