intefacility STEMI transfers

Pufahl, Jo M. JPufahl at
Thu Jan 29 08:50:57 EST 2009

St. Mary's LifeFlight, Duluth, MN

1. Yes, we have a hospital protocol for STEMI transfers. We have multiple "circles" around our hospital of 50 miles, 100 miles and 150 miles.
2. Yes, we are doing hot loads
3. Yes, we are doing hot off-loads
4. 6-10 minutes preferred. skid-skid with hot off and hot loads.

-----Original Message-----
From: flightmed-bounces at
[mailto:flightmed-bounces at]On Behalf Of David Kim
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 5:03 PM
To: flightmed listserv
Subject: intefacility STEMI transfers

Just wanted to gain a bit of insight into interfacility STEMI transfers with the following questions. In return for your help, I will forward the aggregate results. Thank you in advance.
1. Does your flight program participate in a regional protocol for interfacility STEMI transfers?
2. In general, does your flight program encourage a "hot load" at the sending facility?
3. In general, does your flight program encourage a "hot unload" at the receiving facility?
4. What is the average time spent at the sending facility for STEMI transfers (defined as the arrive at sending facility-leave sending facility interval)?

Optional: To help prevent more than one answer per program, what is the name of your flight program (I will blind the aggregate results and will not divulge any program-specific responses)?

DTKDavid T. Kim, M.D., FACEP Idaho Emergency Physicians, P.A. Saint Alphonsus Life Flight Boise, ID
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