The NEW Guidelines
All providers should have a concrete reference for launching Air Care. A strong strategy based on physiologic criteria rather than the older mechanism of injury criteria has been adapted from recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Michigan Trauma Coalition’s State Trauma Advisory Subcommittee.
Air Care’s own flight nurse, Kevin Franklin, is spearheading this movement in cooperation with Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital.
The goal is to aid rapid decision-making for moving critical patients directly to trauma centers. Guidelines will be released soon for first responders, paramedics, dispatchers and regional facilities.
Look for the new guidelines to be posted on the "When to Request" website page. Hard copies of our “Activation Criteria” guides will also be available soon.