Basic & Advanced Life Support Ambulance

Interfacility Transfers

basic1When most people think of "ambulance service" they think of sirens, flashing red lights and a life-threatening situation. In reality a large portion of what we do includes providing pre-scheduled basic life support and advanced life support ambulance transportation of patients between hospitals and other healthcare facilities. These trips, commonly referred to as "Interfacility Transfers" are an important part of delivering world class healthcare to a community. MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service is currently contracted with facilities throughout the greater-Atlanta area and north Georgia to provide interfacility transfers. The MAAS Communications Center provides a single call source for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities needing to make inter-facility transfer arrangements. An interfacility transfer can be an emergency or non-emergency in nature and can be a transfer across town or to a facility out of state.

Basic Life Support Ambulance

Basic Life Support care requires medical monitoring by a licensed EMT-Intermediate and may include monitoring vital signs, oxygen and IV therapy. The BLS Ambulance is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including an automatic external defibrillator, blood pressure monitoring equipment, pulse oximetry and oxygen delivery devices.

basic2Advance Life Support Ambulance

Advanced Life Support care requires medical monitoring and care by a licensed EMT-Paramedic and may include monitoring vital signs, advanced drug therapy, cardiac monitoring, oxygen and IV therapy. The ALS Ambulance is equipped with state-of-the-art heart and blood pressure monitoring equipment, pulse oximetry, IV pumps, oxygen delivery devices including a CPAP and advanced medications used to treat a variety of illnesses and provide pain relief.

To request interfacility ambulance transportation, contact our Communications Center at 770-693-8480.