Based in Roswell, Georgia, Central EMS transports approximately 50,000 patients annually with more than 100 ambulances and other support vehicles. The company specializes in ambulance transport services between hospitals and other health care facilities, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and long-distance transports, as well as contracts for 911 services and special-event coverage for Georgia Tech athletic facilities and other venues.
Central EMS delivers exceptional services and around-the-clock support to the citizens we serve through 9-1-1 contracts with local counties and cities.
ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT
Our Advanced Life Support (ALS) teams provide services designed to meet the needs of patients whose medical conditions require advanced levels of care, monitoring and interventions during transport. In addition to all BLS skills, our ALS clinicians are trained to monitor and administer intravenous fluids, administer medications, monitor cardiac activity, and monitor surgical airways, among other interventions. Our highly trained crews are dedicated to ensuring patient care and safety is our highest priority.
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
We work closely with hospital and health care facility partners to ensure patients receive the appropriate level of care. Our Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances are staffed by two certified EMTs who are trained to provide expert out-of-hospital medical care and transportation. BLS services include monitoring the patient’s airway, circulation and breathing during transport. In an emergency, EMTs are trained to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and other noninvasive life-saving skills.
Specialty care transport (SCT) services are designed to provide the highest level of medical care for critically ill or injured patients. This category of services may also be referred to as Critical Care Transport (CCT) services in some of our markets. Our specialty care teams include registered nurses and paramedics with advanced certifications not only to provide ALS
interventions during transport, but also to manage ventilators, surgical airways and administer IV medications. Specialty care transport patients are most often being transported from one hospital facility or trauma center to another.
Central EMS is the leading EMS expert in behavioral health transportation in Georgia. We have served one of the largest behavioral health systems in the state for decades.
Employees receive special training on the medical skills and the sensitivity to safely and respectfully treat and transport behavioral health patients, including verbal deescalation training.
Adjustments to our vehicles and equipment for safety include: Buckle Guard technology on stretchers ensures only the EMT or paramedic with the key can unlock the strap buckles; converted handles on the back doors to latches at the top to reduce the risk of a patient opening doors without permission; and real-time closed loop video monitoring so driver can view the patient and partner en route.
SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE
We provide first-aid and standby emergency ambulance services for special events of all sizes, from small community gatherings to large-scale sports and entertainment events. Central EMS is the contracted ambulance provider for Bobby Dodd Stadium at Georgia Tech.
When a child is critically ill or injured, Central EMS has the training and equipment to provide highly specialized medical care to every child and adolescent. Every Central EMS team member is certified in prehospital pediatric emergency medicine, and our emergency vehicles carry specially designed equipment for newborns, children and adolescents.