CareFlite’s specialty care transport (SCT) is a service enhancement to our program. It is a safe, rapid mode of transport, and patients receive 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 Critical Care Paramedic, an EMT-P 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 CCEMTP and paramedic team members are trained in trauma, cardiac, neonatal, obstetrics, pediatrics, and burn care, 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).