Section 1 - ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES
1.10 EMERGENCY TRANSPORT
- If circumstances demand facility care for patient stability, rapid transport is indicated. Each case will be unique and compelling reasons MUST be documented.
- If the situation warrants, DO NOT delay at the scene.
EXAMPLES OF EMERGENCY TRANSPORT SITUATIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Inability to establish or maintain a patent airway or effective ventilations
- Complicated obstetrical
- Respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest
- STEMI Or Cardiac Alert
- Stroke Alerts
- Sepsis Alerts
- Penetrating wounds to chest or abdomen with shock
- Massive internal hemorrhage with shock
- Head injury with rapidly deteriorating condition
- Trauma Alert Criteria
The use of emergency transport must be weighed against the potential injury to both the patient and EMS personnel and the possible benefit to the patients' condition. The few minutes that this type of transport may gain must be significantly more beneficial than the added stress and potential for injury to both the patient and EMS personnel.