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Medical Center of the Rockies

Inter-facility transport resources

For quick, convenient helicopter dispatch, call Air Link at Medical Center of the Rockies at 855.405.5454.

R.A.P.I.D transport checklist

R - Recognize the condition.
A - Activate Air Link at Medical Center of the Rockies.

  • Call helicopter dispatch, 855.405.5454.
  • Request R.A.P.I.D transport and provide all patient information requested on the dispatch form.

P - Package and prepare the patient (I.e. EMTALA forms, labs, X-ray, EKG, chart, etc.).
I - Interventions and integration.

  • Perform necessary critical interventions.
  • Integrate with accepting physician.

D - Determine destination in region.

For Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospital admission referrals that do not require a helicopter, call our PATHline at 1.888.853.4900.

Time dependent conditions

  • Helicopters improve outcomes in patients with time dependent conditions.
  • Acute STEMI.
  • Acute ischemic stroke.
  • Blunt or penetrating trauma when transient or non-responder.
  • Epidural or subdural hematomas.
  • AAA with leak or rupture.
  • Thoracic aortic dissection.
  • Poorly responsive septic shock.
  • Cardiac arrest with ROSC and candidate for HACA/ICE.
  • Acute pulmonary embolus with hemodynamic instability.
  • Ruptured ectopic.
  • Obstetrical emergencies (post-partum hemorrhage, ruptured uterus, etc.).
  • Unstable GI bleeding.
  • Limb ischemia.
  • Compartment syndrome.
  • Ovarian or testicular torsion.
  • Strangulated hernias.
  • Perforated viscous.
  • Toxicologic or envenomation emergencies with needs for antidotes, antivenins or supportive ICU care.
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