Maryland ACEP Medevac Update. Robert R. Bass, MD, FACEP Maryland Institute for EMS Systems. September 28, 2008 Crash of Trooper 2. Killed Pilot Steve Bunker Trooper/EMT-P Mickey Lippy EMT Tanya Mallard Patient – Ashley Younger Injured Patient - Jordan Wells. Medevac Issues.
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Robert R. Bass, MD, FACEP
Maryland Institute for EMS Systems
Changed protocols to emphasize the general lack of benefit when ground drive time to trauma center is less that 30 minutes
Helicopter Utilization Protocol
Transport to Trauma Center or Specialty Center per protocol; alert trauma team; consider helicopter transport if quicker and of clinical benefit.
Transport to trauma center; alert trauma team. Patients within a 30-minute drive time of the closest appropriate trauma/specialty center shall go by ground unless there are extenuating circumstances. Receiving trauma center medical consultation required when considering whether helicopter transport is of clinical benefit.
80% of the estimated decline is the result of less medevac requests