Ambulance Service Quality Without Compromise
A common misconception held by many is that ambulance transport is used only in “emergency” situations. In truth, much of the work done by ambulance services is in a non-emergency environment. A person that is likely to be in need of medical attention or monitoring during transport is a patient that requires the professional services of an EMT or Paramedic in an ambulance. This is true whether or not the present situation is what would commonly be considered an emergency or if the lights and sirens are employed.
There are two levels of ambulance services, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). MedFleet Ambulance primarily offers Basic Life Support ambulance transport services. These Ambulances are staffed by two state certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) that are fully trained and capable of properly attending to most non-life threatening conditions. Advanced Life Support (ALS) is staffed with One state certified Paramedic and One EMT. These units handle advanced medical conditions and transports from Hospital to Hospital (Interfaculty). Medfleet also offers BLS Ambulance medical standby for sporting events, 5K’s or anyone wishing to have Medical Standby at a event. We have provided a guide below to assist you in better understanding the capabilities of a BLS ambulance. If you believe you or someone you are caring for is experiencing a life threatening medical emergency, you should always call 911 immediately. If a patient is clearly not in an immediate life threatening condition, then BLS ambulance transport is a proven, safe and effective means of pre hospital treatment and transport.