BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
Basic Life Support Services (BLS) are provided to the community, NDP EMS serves at the request of local EMS, Fire, and Police Agencies. We work as partners with the local rescue services assisting them when necessary and providing direct Basic Life Support in the event they are unavailable. Basic Life Support is the assessment and treatment of ill or injured persons by an Emergency Medical Technician. Emergency Medical Technicians are trained to recognize, evaluate and treat immediate life threats at a basic level while awaiting the arrival of a Paramedic to provide Advanced Life Support Services. Our EMT’s provide compassionate, high quality care, serving not only as care providers but also as advocates and resources.
All Emergency Medical Technicians at NDP EMS comply with New York State and Connecticut regulations.
Services Provided by BLS Units
- Airway Maintenance with Oxygen Administration
- Basic Vital Signs Monitoring. I.e. – Blood Pressure
- Automatic External Defibrillation (AED).
- Administer nebulizer and epinephrine medication when necessary.
- Fracture and wound management including bleeding.
ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT
Advanced Life Support (ALS) Services are provided to the same communities at the request of the same agencies as Basic Life Support Providers and are dispatched to emergencies through local dispatch centers. NDP EMS Paramedics who ensure continuity of basic care while providing more advanced evaluation and treatment provide advanced Life Support Services.
Advanced Life Support Providers (Paramedics) utilize a systematic approach and additional assessment equipment to evaluate the patient. Utilizing equipment available to them and knowledge gained from advanced training they are able to develop differential diagnoses, determine the most likely cause of the emergency, and begin treating the patient accordingly prior to arrival at the Emergency Department.
When an NDP Paramedic arrives on scene you can expect the same high standards as one of our EMT’s – high quality, compassionate care, patient advocacy, and a willingness to be a resource for the patient, their family and other emergency responders.
Although we hope you’ll never need our services, be assured, , if you need us, we’ll be there for you.
Serviced Offered by ALS Units
- 12-Lead Cardiac Monitoring with capnography, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring (NIBP) and pulse oximeters (SpO2).
- External Pacemaker Capabilities
- External Defibrillation Capabilities
- Intravenous (IV) Fluids with medications
- Advanced Airway Management including intubation.
- IV Pumps for inter-facility transportation.
- Ventilators for inter-facility transportation
All Paramedics and ALS Ambulances are fully compliant with New York State and Connecticut Department of Health along with all local and federal regulations.
In 1994 NDP EMS was the first stand-alone ALS Fly Car service. Still this date we run fly cars in our response area that covers three counties in two different states.
The fly car concept consists of a SUV type vehicle with a full complement of advanced life support equipment with one Certified Paramedic. The paramedics respond on 911 calls along with volunteer ambulance/rescue squads and provide advanced life support when needed. The fly car can be dispatched to the scene to initiate advanced life support prior to transportation by an ambulance. This vehicle carries a full line of BLS and ALS equipment and meets New York State and Connecticut regulations.
This vehicle may standby at local events if requested.
In early 2009 NDP EMS put in-service one of the only “True” Bariatric Ambulance. This ambulance is equipped with the state of the art equipment to transport special needs patients with comfort and respect. This ambulance is a Type III Ford E-350 with special equipment that normal ambulances do not carry.
- Ferno Stryker Ambulance stretcher that is capable of carrying a patient up to 1600 pounds (727k) in the down position and 850 pounds (386k) in the up position. This stretcher is 6 inches wider then normal stretchers to allow for extra room and comfort.
- Power winch located in the ambulance with remote control switch. This allows the person to control the winch while assisting the stretcher entering and exiting the ambulance. The ambulance is equipped with two heavy-duty alternators and batteries to deal with extra demand of this piece of equipment.
- Ramps that fold out. These ramps are rated to hold the stretcher and patient.