MCG LifeNet and LifeNet Georgia

Criteria for Air Medical Transport

Pre-hospital / scene

  • Airway / breathing emergencies
  • Systolic BP < 90
  • Glascow coma score < 8
  • Suspected spinal cord injury or paralysis
  • Penetrating injuries of head, neck, torso
  • Blunt injuries to two or more body parts
  • Crush of thorax, abdomen, pelvis, thighs
  • Burns
  • Falls more than 20 feet
  • Major traumatic amputations
  • Major lacerations
  • Drowning's
  • Entrapment 20 minutes or more


Interhospital transfer

  • MI and acute heart failure
  • Patients requiring higher level of care
  • Unstable airway / mechanical ventilation
  • Cardiothoracic trauma
  • Multiple trauma
  • Spinal cord and unstable orthopaedic injuries
  • Neurological trauma
  • Burns
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Limb re-attachment
  • Limb amputation
  • Cardiac caths requiring intervention