TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.950 AIRCRAFT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND DRUGS


 

Section 515.950 Aircraft Medical Equipment and Drugs

 

a) Each helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft shall be equipped with medical equipment and drugs that are appropriate for the various types of missions to which it will be responding, as specified by the SEMSV Medical Director.

 

b) The SEMSV Medical Director shall submit for approval to the Department a list of medical equipment and drugs to be taken on any particular mission based on patient type (adult, child, infant), medical condition (high risk infant, cardiac, burn, etc.) and anticipated treatment needs en route. This shall include, but not be limited to:

 

1) Cardiac monitor with extra battery;

 

2) Defibrillator that is adjustable for all age groups;

 

3) External pacemaker;

 

4) Advanced airway equipment, including laryngoscope and tracheal intubation supplies for all age ranges;

 

5) Mechanical ventilator available;

 

6) Two suction sources; one must be portable;

 

7) Pulse oximeter;

 

8) End tidal CO2 − electronic or chemical;

 

9) Automatic blood pressure monitor;

 

10) Doppler with dual capacity to obtain fetal heart tones as well as systolic blood pressure;

 

11) Invasive pressure monitor;

 

12) Intravenous pumps with adjustable rates for appropriate age groups;

 

13) Two sources of oxygen; one must be portable;

 

14) A stretcher that is large enough to carry the 95th percentile adult, full length in supine position, and that is rigid enough to support effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation and has the capability of raising the head 30;

 

15) Electrical power source provided by an inverter or appropriate power source of sufficient output to meet the requirements of the complete specialized equipment package without compromising the operation of any electrical aircraft equipment;

 

16) If the patient weighs less than 60 lbs. (27 kg.), an appropriate (for height and weight) restraint device shall be used, which shall be secured by a devise approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (14 CFR 135);

 

17) An isolette if the service mission profile includes neonate transports; and

 

18) Opioid antagonist, including, but not limited to, Naloxone, with administration equipment appropriate for the licensed level of care of the SEMSV.

 

c) The Department's approval shall be based on, but not limited to:

 

1) Length of time of the mission;

 

2) Possible environmental or weather hazards;

 

3) Number of individuals served; and

 

4) Medical condition of individuals served.

 

(Source: Amended at 40 Ill. Reg. 10006, effective July 11, 2016)