In medical emergency or non emergency several means of transports are available to help save lives during emergency. Here are some types of medical transportation that include air ambulance service, non-emergency medical transport and private ambulance service companies and cabs.
Advanced Life Support Transport, also known as ALS care, is a unit that carries a certified paramedic. These units provide transport from the scene of an accident to the nearest emergency care facility. This type of medical transport is usually equipped with many different kinds of medical equipment for saving lives including heart monitors, heart paddles, IV units and ECG monitors.
Basic Life Support Transport, also known as BLS, carries a certified Emergency Medical Technician on board. This is the type of medical transport service that provides non emergency transport. The patient is monitored by many different types of advanced medical equipment on the way to their next destination to make sure that the patient gets there in good shape.
Critical Care Transport, also known as CCT, has a certified registered nurse or a paramedic (or both) on board depending on the severity of the medical condition of the patient. The patient in this case might have multiple IV drips, ventilators, balloon pumps and other devices attached to their body to keep them alive.
Neonatal Intensive Care Transport, also known as NIC, transports the medical team from the health care facility to the patients location and provides specialized equipment such as incubators and clinical assistance.
Pediatric Team Ambulance Transport, also known as PTA, transports the medical team from the health care facility to the scene of a birth to provide specialized equipment such as incubators and clinical assistance. This type of pediatric medical transportation can be provided by ground, air or even boat. There are facilities on board to take care of the birth of child in case it happens in the ambulance during the transport to the hospital.
Wheelchair or Stretcher Van Services are special ambulance company that allow for the transportation of mobility-impaired individuals. These can be quite large and highly specialized transportation units as some of these patients are too heavy to be supported by the structure of a regular ambulance or medical van.
Cabs: In effort of providing the safest and fast service the cab drivers are trained by instructors and are certified in CPR. An American Heart Association instructor trained and certified all Lexington taxi services drivers in CPR and appropriate response in emergency situations. The course included adult and infant CPR, use of automated external defibrillation with CPR, and foreign body airway obstruction. The non emergency patients are also travelling in cabs and the cab drivers are prepared for every emergency situation. These cabs are easily available.