Critical Care...whenever, wherever you need us.
Often, the most critical moments of patient care take place on the way to a hospital. At Baystate Health Ambulance, we make sure that our patients receive the highest level of transport care.
As a service of Baystate Health, the region's leader for health care services, we have an experienced team of professionals, backed by the resources of respected area hospitals, who can deliver the latest in mobile critical care. We are literally a "hospital on wheels" providing 24-hour service throughout Western New England.
The staff of Baystate Health Ambulance are your friends and neighbors and we are here when you need us.
What to do if you, or someone you cared for, were having signs and symptoms of a heart attack?
Specially trained emergency medical professionals would arrive. They would perform a quick, focused physical assessment, attach a cardiac monitor, start an IV, administer medications and transport you to the nearest hospital's emergency department.
Paramedics at BH Ambulance have attended a training program on pre-hospital 12-Lead ECG for Acute Coronary Syndromes. Field medics are now acquiring 12-Lead ECGs before the patient reaches the emergency department. They have the ability to fax the results of the ECG to the emergency department physicians to review prior to the patient's arrival. This rapid communication and treatment saves lives.
Car Seat Safety Inspection
The Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Safe Kids Coalition® in collaboration with Baystate Health Ambulance, co-sponsor several car seat safety checks during the year.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 80% of car seats and about 40% of booster seats are used incorrectly. Each inspection and training will take about a half-hour; parents should bring their child and car seat to the appointment. Technicians will initially observe how parents install the seat. They will then remove the seat, inspect it, suggest corrections if necessary, re-install the seat, fit the child to it, and finally observe parents re-installing the seat themselves and buckling the child into it. Technicians will also notify parents if the seat is broken, too old to be effective, inappropriate for the car, or has been recalled.
Inspections are by appointment. To call for a free inspection, call the Car Safety Seat Hotline at 800-377-4325