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Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances transport patients who need a higher level of care during transport above those services provided by a BLS ambulance. The unit is staffed by an ALS EMT and CCT-RN who have over 100 of hours of education and training and are qualified to render advanced life support to patients such as advanced airway management, drug administration and cardiac monitoring. ALS can be thought of as providing service equivalent to your local 911 agency/fire department ambulance. Patients who typically require ALS transport include:

  • Medical/surgical patients with a continuous IV
  • Patients on a cardiac monitor
  • Patients with potential airway compromise
  • Any patient deemed to have a potential complication during transport when reported by the sending facility
  • Life threatening medical emergencies (For example: respiratory distress, stroke, seizure, chest pains)