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#1 Charlie

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:32 PM

Good Morning,
Would those out there who can share their ground level hospital helipad policies with me? I am working to update the Vietnam era helipad policy for a 3 hospital system.
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Charlie Bunn RN MS CEN CCRN
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#2 MFlightRN

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 02:32 PM

Good Morning,
Would those out there who can share their ground level hospital helipad policies with me? I am working to update the Vietnam era helipad policy for a 3 hospital system.
Thanks
Charlie Bunn RN MS CEN CCRN
dustoff529@gmail.com


We don't specifically have a 'ground level hospital helipad policy,' per se. It is usually left up to the hospital and/or hospital security to figure out how to secure their own LZ.
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#3 Mike Mims

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 02:54 PM

We have a roof-top pad but, most of these will mirror a ground pad policy as well.

- Chief Operator Officer, Medical Director and Program Director (at a minimum) involved with writing one
of course HR, Legal etc...
- AC liability insurance with a minimum for all visiting programs.
- A time frame to obtain insurance.
- A copy of the policy sent to the hospital. (if you can't provide a copy; you don't land here)
- Coordinates of the pad.
- Policy for pad security.
- Decide if it's intended for military, civilian or both.
- Weight limit if it's an elevated pad.
- Phone numbers to all the programs comm centers that will land.
- The radio frequency and phone number of the hospital.
- Time limit for calling inbound with a pt, with confirmed permission.
- Pilot to be immediately available to move the AC when needed.
- A way the pilot is able to contact the medical crew.
- Weather minimums, for both VFR and IFR, day and night.
- Policy for securing the AC. eg.. weather, mechanical failure etc...
- Pt loading policy. (Hot and cold)
- Policy for diversion, either to the airport or other hospital. (with phone number, coordinates and phone numbers)
- Zero (0), tolerance policy.
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