An Evidence-based Guideline for the Air Medical Transportation of Prehospital Trauma Patients

Stephen H. Thomas, Kathleen M. Brown, Zoë J. Oliver, Daniel W. Spaite, Benjamin J. Lawner, Ritu Sahni, Tasmeen S. Weik, Yngve Falck-Ytter, Joseph L. Wright, Eddy S. Lang
2013 Prehospital Emergency Care  
Background. Decisions about the transportation of trauma patients by helicopter are often not well informed by research assessing the risks, benefits, and costs of such transport. Objective. The objective of this evidence-based guideline (EBG) is to recommend a strategy for the selection of prehospital trauma patients who would benefit most from aeromedical transportation. Methods. A multidisciplinary panel was recruited consisting of experts in trauma, EBG development, and emergency medical services (EMS) outcomes research.
doi:10.3109/10903127.2013.844872 pmid:24279767 fatcat:k7vwh4yw25dmbf4xcz24untaci