A report to the community about
emergency medical helicopter landings at
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center

A summary of flight activity,
July through September 2000
Corrected 1/10/01


Landing Location Summary


Children's Hospital
Emergency Room
UW Intramural
Field
July6*15
August2*9
September29
*includes ALNW training flights


Patients Transported by Airlift Northwest
to Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Helistop
July - September 2000

DateLandingDepartureTransported
From
AgeDiagnosisOutcome
July, 2000
55:15 PM6:44 PMUnited Affiliated, Mt. VernonNewbornStatus/Post CPRDied
85:15 PM5:55 PMProvidence, EverettSchool ageDrowning, Status/Post CPRHospitalized 25 days
1212:00 PM3:00 PM4 landings - ALNW Flight Training
198:15 PM8:55 PMMedic, Friday HarborInfantR/O EpiglottitisHospitalized 1 day
2311:42 PM12:45 AMCascade Valley, ArlingtonSchool ageR/O Airway obstructionHospilatized 2 days
258:23 PMN/ASkagit Valley Hospital, Mt. VernonPreschoolSepsis/PPHN Requesting ECMODied
August, 2000
2212:09 PM1:31 PMProvidence, EverettInfantPulmonary hemorrhageHospitalized 4 days
3112:00 PM3:00 PM4 landings - ALNW Flight Training
September, 2000
189:01 AM10:28 AMCascade valley, ArlingtonToddlerStatus Epilepticus - Respiratory distressHospitalized 2 days
197:42 PM8:14 PMFederal Way HospitalToddlerLamp Oil Ingestion - Respiratory distressHospitalized 1 day
Note to our neighbors: A Medical Review Committee meets twice a year to review all emergency medical landings at Children's. This committee includes two representatives from the neighbor- hoods surrounding Children's, the director of the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, two physicians independent of Children's and key medical leadership from Children's Hospital.

The committee continues to find that the vast majority of these emergency medical landings, which are based upon medical criteria, are justified. We continue to evaluate each situation to determine whether a safe alternative to the landing is available.

A report to the community about emergency medical helicopter landings at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center/ A summary of flight activity is published quarterly by the Communications Department at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA. If you have comments or questions, please call Susanne Peterson, director of Community and Government Affairs and Advocacy, at (206) 526-2125; or write her at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 5371 CH-01, Seattle, WA 98105-0371.


Definition of Diagnosis/Treatment

7/5 - Status/Post CPR Cardiopulmonary arrest and resuscitation.

7/19 - Epilgottitis: Inflammation of the epilgottis, resulting in blockage of airway.

7/8 - Drowning Submersion resulting in cardiopulmonary arrest and resuscitation.

7/23 - Airway Obstruction: Blockage of the respiratory tract.

7/25 - Sepsis/Pulmonary Hypertension Respiratory failure not responding to mechanical ventilation, requesting Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy - pediatric ECMO not available at Doernbecher ChildrenŐs Hospital.

8/22 - Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Lung bleeding with potential to obstruct respiratory tract.

Sepsis: Respiratory failure not responding to mechanical ventilation, requesting Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy - ECMO not available at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

9/18 - Status Epilecticus: Continuous epileptic seizures which cannot be stopped.

9/19 - Lamp Oil Ingestion: Hydrocarbon ingestion impairing lung and brain function.


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