AirMed

About Us

AirmedAward-Winning Air Medical Transport Services

AirMed was established in 1972 as the eighth air medical transport program in the nation. We fly trauma, burns, medical, pediatric, neonate, balloon pump, and high-risk OB patients 24 hours a day with six helicopters and two airplanes placed throughout northern Utah and Wyoming. We use the most state-of-the-art equipment available, which includes digital capnography, invasive line management, and intra-aortic balloon pump transports. We utilize cutting-edge airway technology including video laryngoscopy, advanced portable ventilators, and a variety of adjuncts for securing difficult or complex airways.
 
Although aircraft and uniforms have evolved over the years, the mission has stayed the same: “At AirMed we are committed to our mission of delivering the highest quality of care to our patients and will continue to strive for excellence in every aspect of our profession.”

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Bases & Service Area

AirmedAirMed services one of the largest geographical areas of any flight program in the nation, routinely transporting patients from Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Montana, and Idaho along with our home state of Utah!

Our main base is the University of Utah Hospital with satellite bases located in Ogden, Park City, Payson, and Tooele Utah as well as two aircraft in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

All AirMed bases are staffed 24/7 and our aircraft are equipped with the latest safety features, such as night vision goggles, GPS navigation, and terrain collision avoidance systems to ensure the highest level of safety for our patients and crew.

Adult/Peds Flight Team

Airmed flight teamOur team consists of a Flight Nurse and Flight Medic, but we also have the ability to add a Flight Respiratory Therapist to our team if the information surrounding the flight suggests a need for more advanced respiratory care.

AirMed Flight Nurses have a minimum of 5 years experience in a Level 1 Facility (3 years in an ICU, 2 years in an ER). Flight Medics have a minimum 5 years experience with a high-volume 911 agency. Flight Respiratory Therapists have a minimum of 2 years experience in an ICU and ER at the University of Utah. All flight positions must have additional certifications that include, but are not limited to, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and BLS.

While AirMed will transport adult and pediatric patients to ANY facility, we are based out of the University of Utah’s Level 1 Trauma Center. As a result of our hospital affiliation AirMed team members receive ongoing training through ICU Rotations, OR Intubations, peer chart reviews, sim labs, and invasive procedure labs. Additionally we attend monthly staff meetings where we are able to review difficult cases with our medical control physicians to make sure we are providing the best care available to the patient’s we transport.

Perinatal Team

HIgh Risk OB

AirMed has one of the only perinatal teams in the nation staffed 24/7 with a high risk OB flight nurse, a neonatal flight nurse, and a perinatal respiratory therapist with an average crew member experience level of 17 years. Our transport team works with the conditions listed below:

High Risk OB Transport

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  • Premature labor
  • Severe PIH/mild PIH
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Multiple gestation
  • RH sensitization
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cardiac OB
  • Fetal abnormalities

Neonatal Transport

  • Cardiac
  • Surgical
  • Prematurity
  • Other critical health conditions

Please call (877) 236-4828 to activate our dedicated perinatal team for air or ground transport.

Patient Transports

Inter-Facility Transfers

AirmedWhen the staff at any given health care facility has a patient they feel would benefit from receiving care at a hospital with additional resources, they contact our transfer center at the following:

Phone: (877) 236-4828

AirMed can transfer adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients to ANY facility. We fly trauma, burns, medical, pediatric, neonate, balloon pump, and high-risk OB patients 24 hours a day.

Scene Flights

AirmedScene flight requests are arranged through our flight center, which is the hub of our operation. Calls for transport come in through 911 dispatch centers:

Phone: (877) 247-6331