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Expert Emergency Care When You Need it Most

Some people may think that an ambulance is just for medical emergencies, but these vehicles can be used in case of accidents or other unforeseen circumstances. The team at Baxter Health Emergency Medical Services has been around since 1975 and are still going strong with their advanced care management service! With 11 ambulances throughout the Baxter Health service area, we strive to always be available when the seconds matter most.

The Baxter Health EMS Service area includes both Baxter and Marion Counties, with our service area population exceeding 65,000 residents.

Baxter Health Ambulance
Fast and Reliable Emergency Services

Recognized for our commitment to excellence in the field, Baxter Health EMS is home to some of America's most prestigious programs. From a robust STEMI Lifeline Award program and mission accomplishment through service readiness initiatives like RSI training with Airway Management Services under one roof - we have you covered!

The state-of-the art medical equipment currently utilized by Baxter Health EMS makes them one of the most prepared agencies in their area to manage high risk/acuity patients. The following tools are all at Baxter Health's EMS Team's disposal: CPR Lucas Devices, King Video Scopes and Lift/Load Stretcher Systems which provide for safe transport or treatment options when necessary. In addition, there's LifePak 15 Monitor/Defibrillators that help save lives on scene!

Highly Trained Emergency Experts

To ensure the best possible care for our patients, we have an advanced SIM Lab with high-fidelity manikins on-site that enhances the EMS team's training. Baxter Health also provides extensive pre-hospital emergency medical service training to all staff members who are eager and prepared in their responsibilities as part of Baxter Health's commitment to providing compassionate care beyond measure when it comes down providing quality patient outcomes.

Be Prepared in Case of Emergency

Preparing for emergencies is crucial to ensuring the safety of those who need medical care. When taking this into account, remember that it's always best practice - no matter how routine your day may seem at first!

A key point to note if you have called for an ambulance involves staying on phone with dispatch until they hang up so you can let them know about any changes or new information regarding patients, while also preventing confusion during an already stressful situation by following protocol accordingly.

Make sure you are prepared with the following in the event of an emergency:

  • Provide the phone number you are calling from, in case the call is disconnected.
  • Have a precise set of directions written down by your home phone to tell the dispatcher exactly how to get to your location from the hospital.
  • Be prepared to tell the dispatcher the patient’s primary medical complaint when you call, such as chest pain or trouble breathing. This information helps the dispatcher determine if the situation is an emergency or non emergency.
  • Have a written list of the patient’s medical history, current medications and dosages. Emergency personnel can obtain records from the Baxter Regional health information department, but this takes time and may not include recent medications.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.

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