Transport Services


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Obtaining emergent consultation or transferring patients to the University of Maryland Medical Center takes only OneCall any time, day or night, to 1-800-373-4111 or 410-328-1234.

Our 24-hour, seven-day-a-week toll-free telephone number ensures instant access to friendly, highly trained University of Maryland ExpressCare staff, who are dedicated to ensuring that you and your patients' needs are met with a responsive and well-coordinated approach. With one telephone call, physicians can consult with University of Maryland School of Medicine specialists and, when necessary, arrange to have their patients transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center by ground or air ambulance.

The ExpressCare team ensures the efficient and timely transfer of clinical information among referring and accepting physicians and nurses in order to maintain an appropriate continuum of care. In addition to the Baltimore operation, a satellite ExpressCare operation is based on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Services We Offer

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University of Maryland ExpressCare offers the following services:

The Maryland ExpressCare Transfer/Communications Center

The Maryland ExpressCare Transfer/Communications Center provides 24/7 access to University of Maryland School of Medicine attending physicians, who provide expert consultation within minutes of your call. The Communications Center also coordinates transport services to the University of Maryland Medical Center, and works closely with the Medical Center's Patient Placement Center to facilitate the admission process.

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Adult Transport Service

Maryland ExpressCare Adult Transport Service offers fast, expert inter-facility transport by ground or air ambulance for patients requiring advanced monitoring and/or intervention while being transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The transport staff consists of nurses with at least 2 years of critical care experience, paramedics and emergency medical technicians. Medical direction is provided by University of Maryland Emergency Medicine physicians.

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Pediatric Transport Service

Maryland ExpressCare for Kids was the first pediatric transport service. The transport team consists of pediatric nurses with at least 2 years of critical care experience, paramedics and emergency medical technicians, who take direction for each patient transport from the attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit. The transport services use special equipment designed for pediatric patients to monitor and maintain vital support measures during transport.

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Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program

The Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program, a joint program between the University of Maryland Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital, provides free, 24-hour-a-day transport by ambulance or air from community hospitals to UMMC or Johns Hopkins.

To arrange a neonatal transport, call 1-888-540-6767, day or night. A neonatologist will quickly respond to your inquiry and make arrangements for immediate transport.

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Ground Transportation

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Maryland ExpressCare ground ambulances are equipped with the following monitoring capabilities

  • Lifepak 12 with invasive/noninvasive Physiologic monitoring with Endtidal CO2

  • I-Stat rapid blood analysis-testing for electrolytes and blood gases

  • Mechanical ventilation-Servo 1 and Pulmonetic LTV 1200

  • Extensive pharmacologic formulary

  • On-line medical direction

  • TV/VCR to support the emotional and developmental needs of patients

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Air Transportation

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Through a partnership with PHI Air Medical LLC., Maryland ExpressCare transport service includes helicopters with the capability of transporting sick, complex patients extended distances.

The flight crews include highly trained pilots, certified flight registered nurses (CFRN) and certified flight paramedics (FP-C). The medical personnel maintain competencies in all aspects of patient care. PHI has a strong commitment to safety, service and customer satisfaction. PHI has logged more than 11 million flight hours, and during that time has developed and refined safety programs and practices. This has given PHI an unprecedented safety record in the commercial helicopter industry.

Critical care air ambulances are equipped with the following monitoring capabilities:

  • ProPaq® MD with invasive/noninvasive physiologic monitoring including End-tidal CO2

  • Mechanical ventilation-Carefusion ReVel® -light weight transport ventilator with ICU and NIV capabilities

  • Extensive pharmacologic formulary

  • On-line medical direction / National Protocol Guidelines / Dedicated Program Medical Director

  • Golden hour data system-capable of nationwide QA/QI

About PHI Air Medical, L.L.C.
PHI Air Medical is the leading air ambulance provider across the country, providing safe, reliable and advanced air medical services and outreach education to local communities and leading health care systems.

PHI safely transports more than 30,000 patients each year, operating out of more than 65 bases across the United States. At each base, PHI Air Medical, LLC. maintains a dedicated crew of pilots, nurses, paramedics, and mechanics – all highly trained and ready to respond.

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This page was last updated: February 3, 2014

         
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