Each of the five on duty adult/ pediatric teams consists of a nurse and paramedic. They are responsible for transporting patients thirty days and older, excluding high risk OB patients.
There is an adult/ Pediatric team at each base 24/7.
The combination nurse/ paramedic is advantageous in that the nurse has years of in hospital experience in both the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. With a refined clinical expertise they can effectively care for extremely sick patients with a knowledge that can only be gained from years of experience treating the most critically ill and injured patients in a tertiary center.
Our paramedics have worked for years with ground-based agencies. They bring years of scene experience on all types of calls ranging from traffic accidents, and falls; to breathing problems, cardiac emergencies and more. With both inter-hospital and street experience they bring the vital skills and experience necessary to care for any illness or injury encountered.