LifeLine EMS has Critical Care ground vehicles ready for rapid deployment in Southern California. Each of our Critical Care Ground Transport Vehicles carries a three-person team: two EMTs and a critical care nurse or respiratory therapist. Secondary ALS providers or perfusionists are available when the patient acuity demands.
The size of our Critical Care fleet allows us to help as many patients as possible, it gives us the ability to send the right resource to the right patient at the right time.
Our CCT team can accommodate cross-country, long-distance calls, ER to ER or ICU, and discharge to long-term facilities.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we encountered many challenges that we overcame to ensure our patients were able to receive care while maintaining the safety of our employees. Many of these patients needed transportation for life-saving procedures and interventions that were not available at the sending facility. To ensure we were able to meet this demand, we were able to create closed-circuit ventilator systems to ensure the safety of all crew members. Our decontamination processes ensured the continual health and safety of our CCT team. We were also able to transport patients with high acuity needs, such as ECMO, Balloon Pumps, Impella and High Flow Oxygen delivery. We have transported over 15,000 COVID positive patients.
At LifeLine EMS, each RN and RT must have 2 years of Critical Care and or ER experience prior to qualifying for Critical Care Transport.
LifeLine EMS deploys the most advanced clinical equipment in the industry. Our Advanced Life Support Ambulances are deployed with:
Zoll X-Series Cardiac Monitors
Philips Respironics Mechanical Ventilators
IVAC Med System 3 t DLE, Triple Chamber Medication Infusion Pumps
Mechanically Ventilated patients
Central Line monitoring
Chest Tube monitoring
Blood Product administration
The ability to transfer ECMO patient with perfusionist staff
Intra-Aortic Balloon pump monitoring
Acute Care Medication Administration
Acutely Ill patient monitoring and management.