CareFlite’s specialty care transport (SCT) is a service
enhancement to its helicopter program. It is a safe, rapid mode of transport, and patients receive
the same quality care. The SCT should be utilized in instances when a critical patient is in need of
specialized care, and within a 30 minute drive time of the destination facility. SCT is also an option
and available during adverse weather conditions.
SCT (Specialty Care Transport)
operates with a three person team including a Flight RN, Flight Paramedic and EMT
and should be used for those critical patients who need a high level of care during
the transfer but for whom the speed of a helicopter or fixed wing transport is not
needed or not available due to adverse weather.
All SCT nurse and paramedic team members are trained in trauma, cardiac, neonatal, obstetrics, pediatrics, and
burn care, as well as cadaver lab proficiency skills. Minimum certifications are Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and/or Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support
(PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP).