Carolinas HealthCare System
MedCenter Air

MedCenter Air's Ground Transport

Service Area

MedCenter Air maintains a critical care ground ambulance for patient transports throughout the Charlotte region. MedCenter Air also maintains a Specialty Care Transport ambulance at CMC-Union Hospital in Monroe, NC. Other Advanced Life Support, Specialty Care Transport Units and Neonatal Transport Unit are located at CMC in Charlotte. A Critical Care Transport Unit is located in Hickory, NC and is staffed seven days a week. We also have locations in Rock Hill, SC, Huntersville, Kannapolis and Concord, NC.

Crews:

  • Our crew configuration is based on patient condition and needs.
  • Our staff includes highly qualified health professionals including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses and respiratory therapists.
  • Our nurses and respiratory therapists have the same specialized training as the helicopter and fixed wing staff.
  • Paramedics are required to have three to five years EMS experience and are trained in critical care ground transport.
  • Our crew must also meet additional requirements including TNCC, ITLS, ATLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP certification, yearly rotations through high-risk OB, OR and cardiac catherization labs for procedure training.

Equipment:

  • Each ambulance is outfitted with critical-care equipment. including LP-12 monitors, LTV1200 ventilators, multiple IV infusion pumps, advanced drug supply and Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Each ambulance can transport one adult patient or one isolette.
  • Our ambulances are satellite tracked.
  • All of our ambulances have advanced medical equipment.

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