Spirit Medical Transport provides a wide variety of services to meet the needs of our patients and clients. We provide three levels of ambulance service as well as wheelchair and ambulatory transportation. Our fleet consists of twelve (12) ambulances, ten (10) wheel-chair vans, four (4) mini vans and two (2) utility vehicles, so whatever your transportation needs may be, we are able to meet your demands. Should you have any questions about our services, please feel free to call anytime at (866) 548-2818.
For a more detailed description of services offered, please see the descriptions below:
Basic Life Support (BLS)
BLS Ambulances are staffed with a minimum of two EMT-Basics. These units are ideal for routine doctor appointments, hospital discharges, and transport to and from dialysis and wound care treatments for patients requiring a stretcher. Our Basic Life Support ambulances are also equipped with trained personnel able to take immediate interventions and treat patients in the time of emergency should the need arise. All Basic Life Support units are equipped with oxygen and a few other basic medications to treat patients including an automated external defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest event. These units are also equipped to monitor patient blood glucose levels.
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Advanced Life Support ambulances are staffed by either a Paramedic or EMT-Advanced, depending on the medical condition of the patient and their respective medical needs at the time of transport. Paramedic staffed ambulances can handle transporting patients on a Mechanical Ventilator, do Surgical Cricothyrotomy, Advanced Airway management, 12 Lead EKG Monitoring, Intraosseous Needle Placement, and External Pacing among other specialty procedures. EMT-Advanced crews are able to handle cardiac monitoring, infusion of normal saline, and administer a host of non-cardiac related medications should the need arise in addition to monitoring cardiac heart rhythms.
ALS/BLS Bariatric Stretcher Transports
Spirit Medical Transport has a bariatric stretcher unit that is housed out of its Greenville location and is available for dispatch 24 hours a day, seven days-a-week, 365 days-a-year. Typically used for obese patients, this stretcher is rated for patients weighing up to 1500 pounds. A typical ambulance stretcher is rated for patients weighing up to 600 pounds. Nonetheless, based on the patient’s size, the extra-wide mattress found on this stretcher is oftentimes used to ensure the highest level of patient safety and comfort. Based on limited availability, this service is offered on a first come first serve basis.
Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU)
Spirit Medical Transport, LLC is special in the way it offers critical care transports through the staffing of a Mobile Intensive Care Unit. Most generally, MICU units are staffed with a Registered Nurse, Paramedic, both specially trained in critical care services, as well as an EMT who normally functions as the driver of this specialty vehicle. A MICU’s purpose is two-fold — typically used during inclement weather conditions that prohibit the safe flight of an air ambulance or in cases where the patient is in need of acute care services which require the specialized training of a critical care nurse, yet the exorbitant expense of an air ambulance is not deemed medically appropriate. In almost every case, the use of a MICU comes at a substantial cost savings to both the patient and their respective insurer.
MICU transports generally involve invasive hemodynamic monitoring wedge pressure monitoring, arterial line monitoring, intra-aortic balloon pumps, actively transfusing chemotherapy, or complex pharmacologic patients. The unit is always equipped with advanced airway devices, a complex ventilator capable of all vent modes, as well as BIPAP, CPAP, IV pumps, critical care transport monitor / defibrillator, advanced pharmacologic agents including drugs for rapid sequence intubation, advanced vasopressors sedatives, and many others, and GPS for the drivers. Our employees are trained to the highest levels and are able to care for the most critical patients.
Most MICU transports also occur when a patient has multiple medication drips hanging, has blood transfusing, was a recent intubation, is hemodynamically unstable, has a complex medical condition, is a trauma patient with multiple injuries, or pediatric patients requiring advanced life support, chest tubes, central lines, or those patients with a high potential to deteriorate enroute.
MICU services are most generally used to transport from a hospital to hospital setting. Nonetheless, this critical care vehicle is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days-a-week, 365 days-a-year and is available for response to emergency scenes whenever the need may arise.
Wheelchair vans focus on transporting the patients confined to a wheel chair, making these vans ideal for doctor appointments, dialysis, along with an array of other services that may be needed. Our vans feature a five point restraint system giving the maximum safety during transport and have an extra seat for a rider. Our ambulatory vehicles are for those patients that have the ability to ambulate independently and simply need someone to drive them to / from their respective appointment. The drivers of these types of transports are certified in first aid, CPR, and carry a first aid kit.
Long Distance Transports
With some advanced notice, long distance transports are easily scheduled and completed through a detailed scheduling process. From scheduling, to insurance pre-approvals, to providing safe comfortable transport arrangement, call us for any of your long distance ambulance transport needs. In order to carry out the request, long distant transports must originate or end in the states of Ohio or Indiana. It’s also important to understand some states in the nation prohibit an out of state ambulance service from coming into their state and taking a patient to another state without proper licensure. When it comes to ambulatory and wheelchair transports there is greater freedom in crossing state lines.