Our fleet consists of twelve (12) ambulances, ten (10) wheel-chair vans, four (4) mini vans and two (2) utility vehicles operated out of four stations across west central Ohio and eastern Indiana.
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 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 amongst 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.
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.
Whatever your transportation need may be, we are able to meet your demands.