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Temple MedFlight

One of Temple Transport Team’s main features is our air medical program, Temple MedFlight*, which provides 24/7 critical care transport, inter-hospital transfers and organ retrievals in the Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Maryland regions. Established in 2006 to expand Temple Health’s critical care transport capabilities, Temple MedFlight operates from its base at Doylestown Hospital in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and also provides emergency/9-1-1 response to Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties.

The Aircraft

Temple MedFlight operates an EC-135 T3 helicopter with a cruising speed of 157 mph and a primary operating range of 75 nautical miles (nm) [with a secondary range of 100 nm]. The aircraft is outfitted with the latest technologies in safety, including weather radar, night vision goggles, a terrain awareness warning system, satellite phone/tracking services and a progressive cockpit resource management program.

Dispatch services are handled by Temple Transport Team’s Comprehensive Communications Center. using AIRCOMM, an industry-leading airborne audio system. Temple MedFlight also works closely with local 9-1-1 centers to quickly dispatch and monitor the flight path of the aircraft.

Critical Care Capabilities

The flight crew is a highly experienced team that includes a pilot, nurse and paramedic. In addition to participating in advanced training pertinent to critical care and air medical transport, the medical crew is also required to maintain multiple advanced certifications and state credentials. Critical care educational requirements include quarterly training in simulation lab and advanced airway management, as well as aircrew aviation training.

The aircraft has a medical interior outfitted for critical care transports and features cardiac monitoring (heart rate, 12-lead EKGs), invasive lines/pacing, pulse oximetry and electrical therapy, and invasive pacing capabilities and ventilation management, including intra-aortic balloon therapy, medication infusion, RSI and advanced airway management capabilities.

The flight crew works closely with the referring hospital and EMS team to quickly and efficiently assess patients for safe and rapid transport, all while limiting out-of-hospital time for the patient.

*Aviation services are provided by Air Methods Corporation.

Feedback / Survey Information

We appreciate your feedback.

If you have specific comments or questions related to Temple MedFlight, please use the link below to complete a brief survey; instructions on how to complete the survey with or without a transport code are included on the page.

You can also send comments and questions by email to Christopher Ritter, director of Clinical Operations for Temple MedFlight.

Survey

Patient Follow-Up

To follow up on the status of a transferred patient, please call Kathryn Lattanzio, administrative assistant for Temple Transport Team, at 215-707-9746 with the following information:

  • Date of transport
  • Ground or flight transport
  • Patient name
  • Patient date of birth
  • Mechanism of injury (if known)
  • Your name
  • Your service’s name and address
  • Your email address
Public Relations, Outreach & Education

Temple MedFlight offers public relations, outreach and educational programs designed to provide information, knowledge and education to the general public, emergency service providers, hospital staff and other general Temple Health community members.

For more information, please visit Outreach & Education.

Air Medical Ride-Along Program

Temple MedFlight offers individuals from the healthcare and public safety community the chance to visit the flight division for the day. On your visit, you will gain insight into the air medical program, exposure to critical care transport, safety and patient care operations, and fly along for the day with the flight crew.

If you are interested in participating in our ride-along program, please download, review and submit the Ride-Along Program PDF (submission instructions are included on the document). All ride-along requests will be reviewed and considered based on the number of requests received, time of year and educational offerings. Acceptance into the ride-along program is determined on a case-by-case basis; submission of a request does not guarantee inclusion in the program.

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What to expect when you call 866-4T3-TEAM (866-483-8326):

  • Prompt consultation with an attending physician

  • Acceptance while you are still on the line

  • Access to some of the most advanced specialty care for patients

  • Transport arrangements with one phone call to Temple Transport Team so you can focus on patient care

  • Fast, efficient and professional air or ground transport team on the way within minutes of your call

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