For Emergency Professionals
If you’re a paramedic, physician or other medical professional; law enforcement, fire or public safety professional; or industrial safety officer, the following additional information on emergency-related services is recommended for you.
Parkview EMS app
Did you know that Parkview has a FREE downloadable app designed especially for use by emergency medical services personnel, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals?
The app puts essential information at your fingertips, including:
- Medication list
- Adult and pediatric Northeast Indiana Regional Provider standing orders for ALS and BLS providers
- Address information for hospitals across the region
- Specific protocols for some procedures used on scene/during patient transport, including:
- Continuous positive airway
- IV/vascular access
- Pleural decompression
- Use of mucosal atomization device
Anytime regional protocols change, the updated protocols and new information are automatically pushed out to your device.
It also provides these important capabilities/functions:
- “Request Samaritan,” automatically calling the Samaritan line at Dispatch (See elsewhere on this page for guidelines on summoning Samaritan.)
- “Call Poison Control”
- Drip calculator
- Pediatric medication calculator
- Advanced timer
Add the free Parkview EMS app to your device
Versions are available for both Apple® and Android® devices. To download the Parkview EMS app, visit your app store and look for the Parkview EMS badge icon.
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The Parkview Samaritan Flight Program Fact Sheet contains information on operations, the aircraft and the crew, as well as several service statistics.
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When to call Samaritan
Who is authorized to summon the Samaritan helicopters? Only individuals in certain emergency, medical and safety roles may summon Samaritan: physicians, nurses, emergency medical services personnel, police and fire officials, and industrial safety personnel.
The decision to call Parkview Samaritan is based on the judgment of emergency care personnel at the scene of the injury or at the area hospital where a patient needs transportation. No one can foresee all situations where Parkview Samaritan will be needed, but call Samaritan if:
- The patient’s condition warrants urgent transportation to a critical care institution.
- The local emergency care system does not provide advanced life support (ALS), or if ALS is unavailable.
- Response by local paramedics would be 20 minutes or more.
- Transportation of the patient is delayed by entrapment, traffic congestion, vehicle failure, weather or terrain.
- The patient is a long distance from a hospital.
- Transportation by local ambulances would hamper their ability to respond to other emergencies.
- The patient requires advanced procedures not provided by ALS personnel.
Focus on safety
When one of the Samaritan helicopters lands at the scene of an auto crash, farm accident, house fire or other event, the region’s fire and EMS systems prepare the landing zone and maintain safety.
Parkview takes measures to enhance safety of its patients and crew. Parkview Samaritan is an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)-certified medical flight program in Indiana. IFR certification means that Samaritan helicopters can safely fly by instrument guides in certain types of weather for which flight may not be allowed by Visual Flight Rules.
Samaritan Fly-along Program
Due to COVID-19, fly-alongs are suspended until further notice. Applications will not be accepted at this time.
The Parkview Samaritan flight service offers a fly-along program specifically for emergency response personnel. Individuals must be age 18 or older to be eligible and meet the following criteria:
- Height: 6’2” or shorter
- Weight: 200 lbs. or less (no more than 210 lbs. fully clothed with footwear and necessary outerwear)
- Physically capable of entering and exiting the aircraft without difficulty
- Body frame must fit into assigned seat, with four-point safety belt in place, without interfering with patient care operations
To be considered for a fly-along, an individual must complete the online application form linked below. Once approved by the director of Flight Services, individuals are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with current fly-along policies, including height and weight restrictions.
For additional information, call (800) 727-8439 or (260) 266-3541.