When an emergency call comes in, we know that there is someone counting on us to bring them the lifesaving medical services and supplies they need. The person who made the call is trusting our emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics and dispatch to care for the individual in crisis.
Murphy Ambulance Offers Emergency Ambulance Service in Lake County, Illinois
Medical Professionals You Can Trust
Our emergency medical technicians, paramedics and critical care staff have completed advanced training programs designed to provide them with the skills they need to coordinate patient care and clearly communicate the patient’s condition with emergency room physicians and provide the appropriate treatment.
Murphy Ambulance’s Emergency Medical Transportation Services
With Murphy Ambulance’s emergency services, you can expect:
- Our ambulance staff to be using the most innovative technology available.
- Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to allow tracking of each ambulance.
- Continuous communication. These services allow continuous communication between our crews and dispatch centers and appropriate medical control.
- Trained EMS professionals to provide prompt, compassionate, professional, emergency response services.
Ambulance Classifications for Murphy Ambulance: Levels of Care
Ambulance classifications are designed to help dispatchers as they request emergency assistance. By classifying the ambulances, an individual's symptoms and current condition can be used to determine which of the emergency transportation units, EMS professionals, equipment and supplies will provide the individual in crisis with the appropriate level of care.
Murphy Ambulance's Basic Life Support (BLS) Emergency Ambulance Service
Two licensed EMTs manage our BLS emergency ambulances. Each of our EMTs has trained extensively to learn a variety of skills, including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). In addition, our BLS emergency medical technicians are trained at continuously monitoring patients; however, if a patient requires additional treatment and/or needs cardiac monitoring, the patient will need to be transported in one of our Advanced Life Support ambulances.
Our Basic Life Support emergency medical technicians can provide a variety of services, some of which include:
- Immobilizing the spine.
- Providing the patient with oxygen.
- Controlling excessive bleeding.
- Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
- Dialysis Transports
Our Advanced Life Support (ALS) Emergency Ambulance Service
ALS ambulances are used for patients requiring care that is not available on our Basic Life Support unit. Our licensed paramedics operate the Advanced Life Support ambulance.
The paramedics staffing this unit are qualified to provide patients with advanced life support using a variety of treatments and procedures, including through the administration of drugs, managing the patient’s airway, monitoring the patient’s cardiac rhythm and interpreting the patient’s electrocardiogram.
Patients who frequently require our ALS emergency ambulance for transport include patients who:
- May need to have an IV medication administered
- Might have an airway that is compromised.
- Are believed to be having a seizure or a stroke.
- Are experiencing pain in the chest and/or are having difficulty breathing.
Some of their capabilities include:
- Capnography (i.e., monitoring patient’s CO2level).
- Managing the patient’s airway
- Caring for patients who have tracheostomy tubes.
- 12-lead capability.
- Providing albuterol nebulizer treatments.
- Managing IV
We offer Critical Care Transport (CCT) Ambulance Service