The term ambulance is derived from the Latin word “ambulare”, meaning to work or move about. Ambulance vehicles come in a variety of different shapes and sizes used to transport sick or injured people to a medical facility. Also know as medical escort companies, the personnel administer emergency care while in route to the hospital.
Wheelchair or stretcher van Services
These bigger vehicles can accommodate patients who are immobile and need to sit or lie during their trip.
Bariatric care unit Transport
The newest type of medical transportation, BCU not only has over-sized stretchers, but the vehicle itself has stronger structural support to handle the weight of the morbidly obese.
Long distance patient Transport
Non emergency patients who are handicapped, elderly or disabled and require medical attention are moved via this ground transportation. Traditional ambulances may be used as well as passenger vans or motor coaches.
Air ambulance Service
Anyone with a life threatening injury is transported by helicopter from their home or the scene of an accident. This drastically cuts down the time a patient receives medical attention of a commercial flight nurse and saves lives in the end.
Basic life support Transport
BLS is a road vehicle that provides non-emergency transportation, generally from one medical facility to another. Patients are monitored by medical staff who are equipped to handle any emergency that might arise.
Advanced life support Transport
Similar to an ambulance, ALS provides road transportation to critically ill patients either from their home or from the scene of an accident to a near by hospital. Life saving equipment is on board such as, heart paddles and IV units.
Critical care Transport
As its name states CCT delivers critically ill patients to various care units while a paramedic or registered nurse monitors their condition. In addition to the standard equipment an ambulance carries, CCT has ventilators and other supplies necessary to keep these patients alive during the commute.