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Example: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Air-to-Ground (Air-Ground) Patient Handoff


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Example: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Air-to-Ground (Air-Ground) Patient Handoff


This document provides guidance to facilitate planning for and execution of patient handoff between an air ambulance agency and a ground ambulance agency. This may occur when an air ambulance agency transfers the patient to a ground ambulance agency or when a ground ambulance agency transfers a patient to an air ambulance agency. This SOP is focused on fixed-wing transport and not rotor-wing. It does not address broader air and ground ambulance SOPs. Information is presented at a level of detail that will afford local planners and operators the flexibility to develop procedures that are suitable for their environment.