Contraindications to Air Medical Transport

  • Patient in full arrest
  • Terminally ill patient
  • Active untreated communicable disease that would put the crew at risk.
  • Uncontrollable, combative patient
  • Patient of sound mind who refuses transfer
  • Unstable patient, who requires a procedure (i.e. laparotomy) which could be   performed at the sending centre
  • Stable patient in whom another means of transport would be more appropriate

Note: These are guidelines only and any case may be reviewed with the EHS LifeFlight Medical Control Physician for advice or consideration for transport.