While a large portion of patients being transferred from one health care facility to another can be transported by Basic or Advanced Life Support, the more critically injured and/or ill patients often require the services beyond the scope of practice of an EMT or Paramedic. This is where Critical Care Paramedics fit into the picture. Critical Care Paramedics are able to provide a higher level of care and services than a standard National Registry Paramedic.
- Some of the additional services that can be provided include, but are not limited to:
- Pediatric and Neonatal Emergent Transportation
- Intensive Care Ventilator Dependent Patients
- Chest Tube Monitoring
- Arterial, Central, and Invasive Line Monitoring
- Central Line Medication Administration
- Blood Product Administration
- Critical Care IV Medication Administration / Infusion
All Tri-Township Critical Care Paramedics have successfully completed and retain Critical Care Certification through the University of Maryland Baltimore College (UMBC) Accredited Program.