Patient Assessment | Part Four


Three R’s Right person, right place, right amount of time Receiving facility depends on:

  • Patient Condition
  • Available facilities: Special centers
    • Multisystem trauma
    • Burns
    • AMI
    • Spinal
    • Pediatric
    • Neonatal
    • Hyperbaric chamber
    • Behavioral/Psych

Medical Direction: contact receiving facility re:

  • Nature of incident
  • Number of patients coming
  • Life threatening problems
  • Care being rendered
  • Results of care
  • ETA
  • Other as required by facility

Run Reports = well documented as to why the facility was chosen

Helicopters will not fly when:

Lightning, wind, weather
Weight limitations, heavy patients
Life threatening problems
Combative patients
Ground transport would be faster


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