About Life Flight

When transporting critically ill and injured adult patients, our team of highly skilled nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and physicians are available for customized care and treatment. Our Critical Care and Rural Group Transport teams are some of the most highly trained medical transport personnel in the region. We handle approximately 4,000 transports per year and operate on a non-profit status. Life Flight has the only civilian-operated hoist service in US and our Pediatric Life Flight team is the only dedicated pediatric transport service in the Intermountain West.

Our Services

Clinical Service Overview

  • State of the art medical equipment onboard
  • Specialty patient care services, ECMO (pediatric and adult), Bipap, Prone (ARDS), inhaled nitric oxide
  • Specialization/experience of care teams - decades of specialized experience combined
  • Equipped with state-of-the art Aircraft Clean Air (ACA) ionizer technology to purify air and decontaminate all surfaces

Adult Critical Care Transport

  • Complex and invasive ventilatory support, including BiPAP
  • Mechanical cardiac support, including ECMO
  • Prone positioning
  • Vasoactive medications
  • High risk obstetric
  • Bariatric

Pediatric Critical Care Transport

  • Complex and invasive ventilatory support, including BiPAP ad sinusoidal modes
  • ECMO

Neonatal Critical Care Transport

  • Complex and invasive ventilatory support, including high frequency ventilation and nitric oxide

Our Specialties

Complex Cardiac Care

The Life Flight Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) team, in partnership with the Utah Artificial Heart Program (UAHP) at Intermountain Medical Center, is the leader in the Intermountain region in transporting patients who require advanced cardiac support.

Life Flight offers:

  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump - The Life Flight adult transport team includes specialists for transporting patients who rely on an IABP for cardiac support. Our team includes cardiac and thoracic intensive care nurses and physicians who coordinate care during transport.
  • ECHMO - Temporary VAD and/or Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation - for patients in acute cardiogenic shock or who have failed to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass.
  • Implanted (and more long-term) Ventricular Assist Devices - for patients who need chronic support for advanced heart failure. We have strict protocols for transporting VAD patients.  These protocols have been developed by a collaborative team involving Life Flight, UAHP, critical care nurses, perfusionists, thoracic surgeons, and critical care physicians