Indiana University Health LifeLine provides specialized critical care transport to neonatal, pediatric and adult patients in emergency and transfer situations. IU Health has a unique partnership with the the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) allowing us to extend academic medical center care to communities throughout Indiana.
Our ground and air vehicles are equipped with the exact same technology found in a hospital room, making critical care possible anywhere. Additionally, we are the only program in Indiana equipped to carry blood on all flights.
IU Health LifeLine provides specialty care in the following areas:
- Neonatal: Trained to treat premature or critically ill newborns during transport to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
- Pediatric: Experienced in transporting critically ill or injured children to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and a Level I pediatric trauma center at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
- Cardiovascular: Skilled at treating adult patients suffering from complex heart conditions. Our team provides life-saving care, stabilizing the patient during transport.
- Neuroscience: Experts in advanced, critical care for adult patients suffering from a neurological disorder or a brain/spinal cord-related injury. We have priority access to the nation’s largest adult neuro-critical care unit at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.
- High-Risk Obstetrics: Skilled at monitoring, assessing and treating high-risk maternal patients.
- Trauma: On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to 911 emergencies and hospital transfers. IU Health LifeLine is the only critical care transport program in Indiana with blood on-site, enabling us to carry four units of blood on each transport, in turn decreasing time spent at referring facilities awaiting blood products. This also allows us to provide a higher level of care.