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#1 Northtoalaska

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:59 AM

I wanted to know if you contact med control for every patient (a sort of heads-up) or if you just contact your med control if there is a problem. How many times in the last month have you called med control with a treatment question? What kind of interaction do you have with med control when you get a complicated icu-icu transfer? For those medevac companies with multiple bases, how often do you physically see/train your med control? Thanks in advance.
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#2 csanborn

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:06 AM

I wanted to know if you contact med control for every patient (a sort of heads-up) or if you just contact your med control if there is a problem. How many times in the last month have you called med control with a treatment question? What kind of interaction do you have with med control when you get a complicated icu-icu transfer? For those medevac companies with multiple bases, how often do you physically see/train your med control? Thanks in advance.


We contact our medical control physician (MCP) a couple times during a call. The referring physicians talks to our MCP, who is also the receiving physician, to give a report. We then talk to our MCP to get a report of the pt. We will then call back once we have assessed the pt to update the MCP and get any feedback if needed. This model has worked well because the MCP knows they will be hearing from us a couple time so they plan on it and don't get put off, or feel bothered, by it. It also helps avoid hovering because they know we will call back whether it is a straight forward pt or a complex one.
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