Advanced Life Support Services
Advanced Life Support (ALS) qualified paramedics are in high demand throughout South Africa. Many rural and farming communities simply have no access to these services during critical illness and traumatic events.
Advanced Life Support Paramedics have a host of emergency skills and an extensive range of emergency medications on hand that Intermediate and basic ambulance crews are not able to provide.
This can range from the use of high strength pain relief medications such as morphine and ketamine to performing advanced resuscitation skills such as external cardiac pacing, surgical airway intervention or intraosseous access. We also have extensive experience in undertaking intensive care unit transfers between hospitals.
As ALS paramedics our quest is on giving critical patients the best chances at recovery and returning to a productive, meaningful lifestyles.
Critically ill and injured patients challenges are often further compounded with suitable hospitals being situated far away requiring ambulatory transport. Local doctors often have no option but to place patients into ambulances for road transport to distant hospitals or consider the option to fly their patients out by emergency helicopters or air ambulances. FireMed can help in these situations.
Our ALS paramedics are skilled in high angle rescues, motor vehicle cutouts, advanced cardiac resuscitation’s, industrial accidents are experienced flight paramedics. We ensure to remain current with the American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support training and updates and addition to the International Trauma Life Support courses endorsed by the American College of Emergency Surgeons.
FireMed is staffed with a veteran advanced life support paramedic. We are capable of providing the intervention and support to the local ambulances in Limpopo for their primary response calls to scenes, intervene in rescues such as motor vehicle entrapment’s, assist the local ambulance services with intensive care inter-hospital transfers or liaise with the flight service providers to activate Aero Medical Evacuations to Level 1 Hospitals.
Our advanced life support paramedical personnel is registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa with the Professional Board for Emergency Care as Independent Practitioners.
Our expertise is based on sound education and field experience. We ensure to attend training updates at least twice per year to ensure we remain at the forefront of the latest evidence-based skills, research and continued professional developmental training – our philosophy is very simple – we “train hard to work easy”.
Contact us if you need our assistance for emergency medical intervention or an unbiased audit of your existing emergency medical service providers abilities and compliance.