Saving Time Can Save a Life:
Helipad Activity at SBCH

 

Since emergency helicopters began landing at SBCH in February 2012, an average of five flights per week have used the helipad.

 

The graphs below illustrate the activity in two ways.

 

The first shows the number of landings per week, with a breakdown of whether the landings were between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. or between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

 

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The second illustrates the types of medical emergencies that trigger the drastic measures of transporting a patient by helicopter. Most of the cases in the first two months of operation were brain injury related, often stroke, hemorrhage, or traumatic brain injury.  Other causes include trauma such as auto accidents and severe pediatric medical conditions.

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Helipad Activity

 

 


 


52-Week Helipad Activity:  May 11, 2013 – May 3, 2014

Total number of flights (6/15/13 - 6/7/14)

 310


Average per week

6.0

 

Night (10 p.m.-7 a.m.) flights

56

Average per day

0.85

  Avg night flights per week

1.1


Patient diagnoses:

   

Trauma

134

43.2%

Stroke / head injury

123

39.7%

Pediatric

29

9.3%

Other

30

 * 9.7%

* May not equal 100 due to rounding

 

2013 Helipad Archive >>

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