About Life Flight
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
Pediatric Critical Care Transport
- Complex and invasive ventilatory support, including BiPAP ad sinusoidal modes
Neonatal Critical Care Transport
- Complex and invasive ventilatory support, including high frequency ventilation and nitric oxide
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