Tuesday, October 26, 2010

air only transportation indicator D1, D2, D3, D4

Air Only 

All “transportation indicators” imply a clinical benefit to the time saved with transporting a patient by an air ambulance versus a ground or water ambulance.

• Transportation Indicator D1- Transportation indicator “D1” is used to convey that the decision to use air ambulance was due to “Long Distance.” The patient's condition requires rapid transportation over a long distance.

• Transportation Indicator D2- Transportation indicator “D2” is used to convey that the decision to use air ambulance was due to “rare and exceptional circumstances, traffic patterns preclude ground transport at the time the response is required.”

• Transportation Indicator D3- Transportation indicator “D3” is used to convey that the decision to use air ambulance was due to “time to get to the closest appropriate hospital due to the patient's condition precludes transport by ground ambulance. Unstable patient with need to minimize out-of-hospital time to maximize clinical benefits to the patient. “

• Transportation Indicator D4- Transportation indicator “D4” is used to convey that the decision to use air ambulance was due to “Pick up point not accessible by ground transportation.”

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