Interfacility & Hospital PartnershipS
Interfacility ambulance transportation provides medically supervised environments for patients whose conditions require continuous medical supervision and/or monitoring for transfers to or between health care facilities. Our interfacility transport teams comprise paramedics, EMTs and registered nurses, depending on the level of medical care required by patients. We provide all levels of care, including basic life support (BLS), advanced life support (ALS) and critical care transport services. Our ambulances are equipped with the latest life-saving technology to ensure patients are transported safely and as comfortably as possible.
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
We work closely with hospital and health care facility partners to ensure patients receive the appropriate level of care. Our Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances are staffed by two certified EMTs who are trained to provide expert out-of-hospital medical care and transportation. BLS services include monitoring the patient’s airway, circulation and breathing during transport. In an emergency, EMTs are trained to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other noninvasive life-saving skills.
ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT
Our Advanced Life Support (ALS) teams provide services designed to meet the needs of patients whose medical conditions require advanced levels of care, monitoring and interventions during transport. In addition to all BLS skills, our ALS clinicians are trained to monitor and administer intravenous fluids, administer medications, monitor cardiac activity and monitor surgical airways, among other interventions. Our highly trained crews are dedicated to ensuring patient care, and safety is our highest priority.
Specialty care transport (SCT) services are designed to provide the highest level of medical care for critically ill or injured patients. This category of services may also be referred to as Critical Care Transport (CCT) services in some of our markets. Our specialty care teams include registered nurses and paramedics with advanced certifications not only to provide ALS interventions during transport, but also to manage ventilators, surgical airways and administer IV medications. Specialty care transport patients most often are being transported from one hospital facility or trauma center to another.
In some markets, we offer wheelchair transportation services for people with impaired mobility or who are wheelchair-bound. Wheelchair services are considered nonmedical transportation and provide a safe and reliable way to accommodate hospital discharges, doctor’s appointments and transportation to and from various health care facilities, among other needs.