Long Distance Ground
is an alternative for non-critical patients who do not want to fly, or need to be relocated from one facility to another, within a distance that would not be practical for air or rail transport.
U.S. Air Ambulance can provide non-emergency medical transport services for non-critical patient transport and is a logical choice for transports that require less than 24 hours of driving time and/or are 1500 miles or under.
Patient's Condition to Qualify for Long Distance Ground
- Only BLS patients qualify
- They can not require a vent or have a tracheostomy
We specialize in transport of patients with the following conditions:
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Lung and Heart Conditions
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Mobility Issues
Types of Medical Care Transports
All patients transported by Long Distance Ground are accompanied by a team of three medical personnel, two of which share the driving responsibilities. Our ambulance crews strictly adhere to BLS protocols.
||Medical Team Assigned
||One or two trained Registered Nurses or Critical Care Paramedics, depending on the distance.
Ground Ambulance Services:
- Pre-trip medical intake physical assessment of the patient
- Communication between sending and receiving physicians and facilities
- Provide all medical care, administer medications, assist with meals, hygiene, mobility, and other care issues
- Conduct post-trip medical assessment and provide verbal report to receiving facility