Basic to Intermediate Northern Air Medevac Service

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Improvement Story session at the 2013 Saskatchewan Health Care Quality Summit. For more information about the summit, visit www.qualitysummit.ca. Follow @QualitySummit on Twitter.

Basic to Intermediate Northern Air Medevac Service, is a health care enhancement to the residents located within the Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region. Our service provides medical evacuation for patients requiring non-critical/life threatening interventions that are provided by Saskatchewan Air Ambulance and/or STARS. Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region works collaboratively with Pat Campling (Owner/Operator of Transwest Air), Deb Wrightson (Marketing Manager) and Heather McGonigal (Director of Flight Operations) in achieving, executing and improving our Medevac Service.
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Basic to Intermediate Northern Air Medevac Service

  1. 1. Basic to Intermediate Northern Air Medevac ServiceKim Ann BellThis Session is sponsored by:
  2. 2. BASIC TO INTERMEDIATENORTHERN AIR MEDEVACSERVICEKIM-ANN BELL, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESSCOORDINATORANDREW MCLETCHIE, CEOMAMAWETAN CHURCHILL RIVER HEALTH REGIONAPRIL 10, 2013
  3. 3. 2011Population24,226MAMAWETANCHURCHILLRIVERHEALTHREGION
  4. 4.  Local Emergency Services would charter a aircraft fromtheir local Aviation companies. No standardization Equipment Type of Aircraft Time frame to be airborne.HISTORY
  5. 5.  Nov 2009 MCRHR sent out a Request for Proposal. Jan 2010 Transwest Air was awarded the contract. TranswestAir sub-contracted La Ronge EMS.HISTORY
  6. 6.  All flights are coordinated by the Provincial AeromedicalCoordination Centre; Provincial Aeromedical Coordination Centre ensures that AirMedical Evacuations is the appropriate means of patienttransport;DISPATCHING
  7. 7.  Captain and First Officer musthave a current class 1, IFRlicense; Be qualified and current on thetype of aircraft; PIC must have 30 hrs. of PICtime within previous 90 days; Pilots and Dispatchers mustaudit the Canadian AerospaceMedicine Training Program.CREW MEMBER REQUIREMENTS
  8. 8.  A minimum of EMT License; Be in good standing withthe Saskatchewan Collegeof Paramedics (norestrictions); Must have the CanadianAerospace Medical TrainingProgram.MEDICAL CREW
  9. 9.  Aircraft-approved “Lifeport” stretcher,pod and loading system; Fixed medical equipment; Satellite phones for the purpose ofcommunication between ProvincialAir-Medical Coordination Centre; On board oxygen supply system.EQUIPMENT
  10. 10.  Flight Crew/Medical Crew complete a Continuous Qualityreport after every flight. Medical Crew completes the PCR (Patient Care Report). Before the 10th of every month these reports are handed tothe EPC (Emergency Preparedness Coordinator) for audit. Audits Saskatchewan Government Services performs a independentaudit Practitioners from other disciplines are invited to providefeed back.BETTER CARE=PATIENT SAFETY
  11. 11.  Representatives from Transwest Air, MCRHR have developed aPolicy and Procedure Manual for the Medevac Services. Government Services was also involved with the process.POLICIES
  12. 12. TOTAL FLIGHTS
  13. 13. PatientTransport timesvia RoadAmbulance5 mins.- 3 hrs.
  14. 14. CHALLENGES
  15. 15. Forest Fire2012
  16. 16. Road wash outDecember2011STANLEYMISSION
  17. 17. Pinehouse LakeAirport
  18. 18. QUESTIONS??

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