If the patient is not in critical condition and cannot fly or does not want to fly, Island Ground Ambulance is a cost-saving alternative to air ambulance travel. It is also an ideal way to move a patient from one facility to another, within a distance that would not be practical for air travel.
Depending on the length of the trip and the total distance to be traveled, each patient will be attended to by one or two trained Registered Nurses or Critical Care Paramedics.
Only patients who are in need of no more than Basic Life Support qualify for Long Distance Ground. Those patients requiring a ventilator or having a tracheostomy are not eligible.
All patients are accompanied by a team of three medical personnel, two of whom share the driving responsibilities. Our ambulance crews strictly adhere to BLS protocols.
Patients with the following conditions are ideal candidates for Long Distance Ground medical transport:
Chronic Lung and Heart Conditions
We handle all details of your ground ambulance trip. When you choose EMED Jamaica, in addition to the medical care, all trip details are handled for you.
EMED Ground Ambulance Services Include:
Pre-trip medical intake physical assessment of the patient
Communication between sending and receiving physicians and facilities
All medical care, administer medications, assist with meals, hygiene, mobility, and other care issues
Post-trip medical assessment and verbal report to receiving facility