At Advance Ambulance, our first priority is always you, the patient. That’s why we established a compassionate approach while delivering expert care and efficient emergency and non medical emergency transportation in Chicago. In an emergency, we know that every second matters. We also recognize that our patients’ comfort and sense of ease are of the utmost importance during our scheduled non-emergency transports.
Advance Ambulance is devoted to delivering “Advance Care” to our patients in Chicago and to the surrounding communities we serve. We offer an expansive set of emergency medical services with transportation personnel that are at the ready anytime, day or night.
The EMS professionals at Advance Ambulance are primed and ready to capably transport patients in any emergency throughout Chicago. For individuals requiring 9-1-1 emergency services, our professionals are able to competently coordinate with 9-1-1 emergency personnel and fire departments in order to ensure that patients receive qualified care when time matters most. Advance’s paramedics and EMTs have the advanced skills and training needed to administer care, communicate with on-scene first responders, and interact with emergency room physicians in order to transport patients efficiently to the proper facilities.
Emergency services offered by Advance Ambulance include:
- Continual communication between Advance’s dispatchers, crews, and fire/police dispatch centers.
- GPS tracking of all ambulances.
- Cutting-edge equipment that improves heart attack survival rates and overall patient outcomes.
With strategic locations throughout the Chicago area, based on thorough analysis of call volumes, Advance is the best choice to deliver punctual, safe and dependable service.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
At Advance, we serve number of patients in and around Chicago that have a need for non-emergency ambulance transportation. For example, patients requiring transport for pre-scheduled transfers between hospitals or other healthcare facilities, or between patients’ homes and treatment facilities. The demand for non-emergency medical transportation services in Chicago has grown in recent years with the increase in specialized treatment facilities, home health care agencies, and nursing homes. In order to keep up with the demand and to best accommodate these patients, Advance offers a myriad of options, which are administered congruent with patients’ individual medical needs:
Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances are used to transport our patients who do not need additional accommodation or cardiac monitoring. Two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), who have been trained in basic emergency medical care, staff each BLS ambulance. These EMTs are able to provide necessary medical care such as, basic airway management, operation of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and basic drug administration. Some examples of BLS transport include:
- Interfacility transfers
- Basic life support emergencies
- Hospital discharges
- Psychiatric discharge
- Transport to dialysis
- Doctor’s office visits
Advance Life Support (ALS) ambulances are used to transport patients who require more intensive care than BLS ambulances provide and commonly perform services similar to a 9-1-1 agency or fire department ambulance. Two paramedics with over 1,000 hours of training staff each unit and are qualified to administer advanced life support to patients including: advanced airway management, drug administration, and cardiac monitoring. Patients who generally require ALS transport include:
- Patients with continuous IV
- Patients who require cardiac monitoring
- Patients with potential airway compromise
- Patients reported by the sending facility to have a potential complication during transport
- Emergencies that are life threatening, such as heart attack, seizure, stroke, etc.
Specialty Care Transport (SCT) ambulances are used in the interfacility transport of critically ill or injured patients. Each SCT ambulance is staffed by a minimum of two qualified paramedics that are able to perform all ALS and BLS procedures. These paramedics are equipped with the medical supplies that are necessary to provide advanced medical services beyond the capacity of EMT-paramedics. For patients who require continuous care, Specialty Care Transport is typically necessary. Patients who generally require SCT include:
- Ventilator transports
- Expanded scope drug administration by IV pumps
Critical Care Transport (CCT) is categorized in three tiers of care within the Administrative Code of the State of Illinois General Assembly. Tiers II and III are recognized as Critical Care Transports.
Tier II requires advanced training and formal education for paramedic staff because it provides care for patients that need service beyond the USDOT Curriculum and ALS (paramedic) transport program.
Tier III administers the highest level ground transport care for patients who necessitate nursing-level treatment modalities and interventions. At all times during transport, patients are accompanied by two critical care prepared providers.
These ambulances are supplied with cutting-edge equipment. Advance EMS team members who staff these ambulances obtain higher levels of licensure, education and certifications in order to administer high level care.
All members of Advance’s Critical Care Team have completed the University of Maryland’s Critical Care Emergency Transportation Program which has been recognized as reaching the highest standard set by the National Association of EMS Educators.
The Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program states that it “brings paramedics and nurses together in an effort to bridge the gap between pre-hospital and hospital care. The result is a specialized care provider that has an understanding of both aspects of patient care, and uses the understanding to provide the highest level of care to critical patients during transport.”
Advanced provides safe transport for our bariatric patients. We employ special gurneys wider and capable of supporting more weight than traditional gurneys for a more comfortable patient experience.
Advance also provides transport for patients who need assisted transportation but do not require an ambulance. Our capable staff of wheelchair van drivers transport our clients to and from their destinations.
Our Advance team is available anytime, day or night, to coordinate the best possible care and transport for our patients. And with the array of transit options offered, we are well qualified to provide patients with expert care and efficient transportation to the proper healthcare facilities.
Hospitals, Healthcare Systems, Nursing Facilities & Health Plans
Advance provides hospitals, healthcare systems, nursing facilities, health plans and other healthcare providers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area with innovative approaches tailored to fit our customers’ needs. We provide quality, reliable and timely patient transport to or from the most appropriate facilities by skilled EMS professionals resulting efficient, cost effective patient transfers. Transportation requests are fulfilled with a phone call or clicks on a computer. Sophisticated computer software assists with trip pre-authorization, scheduling, on-time performance, reporting and claims processing.
Advance is also committed to promoting quality patient care through training. Our capable staff can facilitate training sessions to healthcare providers with programs to keep your staff up-to-date on the latest in patient care and treatment.
At Advance Ambulance, we are thankful for the confidence our patients and their families show us. In turn, we show our gratitude by giving each Advance patient the personal attention they deserve. For our patients with kidney failure, we know that efficient dialysis transportation in Chicago to and from treatments is imperative to their overall well-being. Thoughtful advance scheduling for our dialysis patients to ensure punctual fulfillment for each appointment.
Our team also understands the difficulties that dialysis patients face daily. Recognizing this, we are committed to providing compassionate care with each transport and strive to reduce patient anxiety with dependable and timely service.
Special Events Ambulance
Advance has the expertise necessary to provide medical services t0 a variety of special events in the Chicago area while fulfilling requirements set forth by event coordinators. Examples of these events include:
- Public and Private Events
- Community Festivals, Ceremonies and Gatherings
- Sporting Events
- Public Relations and Promotional Events