When you or a loved one’s life may depend on it, remember that we take emergency care beyond the typical ambulance care. Virtua’s paramedic teams are certified to provide advanced life support outside a hospital setting.
They’ve received thousands of hours of training so that they can safely and quickly administer drugs, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.
These highly-trained emergency specialists work alongside other members of your local rescue squad to make sure you arrive at the hospital in as stable a condition as possible. Typically, they arrive on the scene in a mobile intensive care unit (MICU) that will follow your ambulance to the hospital while another paramedic joins you in your ambulance.
With 11 advanced life support units (ALS) and more than 165 full- and part-time paramedics are always at the ready for any emergency throughout Burlington and Camden County. An extension of this service includes the highly mobile Paramedic Bike Team, which is available during community events at no cost so that expert care is always easily accessible.
And for those emergency situations where ground transport isn’t feasible or fast enough, Virtua also maintains the SouthStar helicopter, a specialized medical air transport helicopter serving southern New Jersey. Based at Virtua Voorhees, the SouthStar helicopter provides airborne emergency medical services 24-hours a day, seven days a week throughout the region.
The Virtua Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team responds to more than 50,000 calls a year. They take the emergency room to the patient.
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