In today’s EMS, the paramedic is very much seen as an ‘extender’ of the emergency physician’s reach. Throughout the paramedic’s career, the medical director will provide the mechanism for medical quality control, conducting chart audits and reviewing medically-related service complaints, and may have the ability to de-certify individual paramedics for cause. Dr. Kane of Doylestown Hospital Emergency Department is our medical director; she provides oversight and quality assurance for the practice of our paramedics.
Our Advanced Life Support Fleet
Paramedic level services are referred to as Advanced Life Support (ALS). BelMed Ambulance is licensed to provide Advanced Life Support care by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. An ALS ambulance carries tools and equipment similar to that which is found in a hospital emergency room department or critical care unit. These are cardiac monitors which are used as diagnostic & therapeutic tools, intravenous and blood draw tools, prehospital medications, advanced airway equipment with specialized monitoring equipment and much more. This level of emergency medical care is crucial for sustaining life.
Advanced Life Support & Specialty Equipment
In these modern, high-tech high-speed days, nearly every aspect of human life is subject to being made obsolete, very quickly. The LifePak Defibrillator/Monitor is a multi-parameter device that combines semi-automated and manual defibrillation with capnography, external pacing, 12-lead electrocardiography and other monitoring functions.
Medication Infusion Pump
The Alaris Medsystem III is a medication infusion instrument that is set to match the clinical needs of the patient. It features three independent fluid delivery systems and can be programmed to deliver at a specified rate or over a specific period of time. In addition, the system includes a customized drug library. Small size allows for more flexibility when transporting patients and allows for a more organized bedside space.
Transportation of critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients from and to intensive care units for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures has become common in the last decade. Maintenance of adequate oxygenation and ventilation during transport is essential. The Uni-Vent 750 is a reliable ventilator, capable of maintaining adequate oxygenation and ventilation in a majority of mechanically ventilated patients.
This unit is designed for patients over 44 pounds; State-of-the-art pneumatics to assure reliable, time-cycled, constant flow capabilities driven by a minimum of source gas. The additional capability of adjustable inspiratory time makes the AutoVent 3000 ideal for institutional applications. We use it with standard resuscitation masks or standard endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes.
Pedi-Mate child restraint system is designed to provide safe ambulance transport to pediatric patients such as infants and toddlers (up to 40 pounds). When in use, the vinyl blanket is placed onto the mattress & secured to the frame of the EMS stretcher providing 5-point restraint.
Large size stretcher
This stretcher is used to accommodate patients of large size who are also heavy. It has wider surface area than regular stretchers and supports up to 1000 pounds when special loading techniques are used.