Mobile Intensive Care Units: Registered Nurse, Paramedic, both specially trained in critical care, with an EMT-Basic driver.
When you call Buckeye Critical Care:
The dispatcher is going to ask the following questions when you call for a MICU transport:
- Location (Hospital, Department, and Room #)
- Patient Name and DOB
- Destination Hospital (Department and, if available room #)
- Transport Priority (often determined by sending physician)
- Patient Condition and Equipment (admitting diagnosis, chief complaint) Any special equipment (IV drips, ventilator, monitor, etc)
With that information, the dispatcher will confirm an ETA, the transport priority, and advise if a MICU is enroute based on call-type, request, and availability.
MICU Criteria: Invasive hemodynamic monitoring (CVP monitoring, Wedge pressure monitoring, arterial line monitoring), intra-aortic balloon pumps, actively transfusing chemotherapy, or complex pharmacologic patients.
Buckeye Critical Care vehicles are equipped with advanced airway devices, a complex ventilator capable of all vent modes and CPAP, IV pumps, a critical care transport monitor/defibrillator, advanced pharmacologic agents including drugs for RSI, advanced vasopressors, sedatives, and many others, and GPS for the driver! Having all the equipment is one thing, but Buckeye Critical Care employees are trained to the highest levels and able to care for the most critical patients. With mandatory pre-employment experience, a new hire training program, and ongoing training requirements (in-services, monthly CEUs, etc) our staff stays up-to-date with the most recent critical care practices and medical procedures.