Life Flight Transport Services | UnityPoint Health - Blank Children's

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital

LifeFlight

When dispatched by air, our Neonatal Transport Team and Pediatric Transport travel in LifeFlight. The ability to stabilize and transport patients as quickly as possible is critical, which is why LifeFlight and its crew can be instrumental during life-threatening situations.

Features of LifeFlight, an EC 145 made by Eurocopter:

  • Spacious cabin allows for full-patient access optimizing care delivery.
  • Ability to carry two patients or for a family member of a patient being transported.
  • Three crew seats to enable crew mix configuration to meet specific patient needs.
  • Powerful twin engines with maximum cruise speed of 167 miles per hour.
  • Modern glass cockpit with night vision goggle capability, terrain avoidance warning system and IFR capabilities allowing safer transport in various weather conditions.

LifeFlight Team

LifeFlight's medical personnel traveling with the Neonatal and Pediatric Transport teams are trained in critical care, advanced life support, pediatric and neonatal advanced life support and advanced airway management. Flight paramedics have received Pre-hospital Advanced Trauma Support training and all flight nurses have successfully completed a nationally recognized Flight Nurse Advanced Trauma Care Course. These combined skills are essential to evaluate and treat our patient's physical and psychological needs.

For more information about the LifeFlight team, courses and the Fly Along Program, visit the LifeFlight website.