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In addition to providing Emergency Medical Services to our primary coverage area, MEDIC EMS also provides a variety of non-emergency transports. While we generally provide these services in our immediate area, we will also travel great distances to accommodate the needs of our customers. In addition to our paramedic or EMT Transfers, the staff at MEDIC EMS is also well trained and equipped to provide Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) and bariatric services when requested. To inquire about a non-emergent transport, contact MED-COM at (563) 323-1000.
Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)
Since 2006, MEDIC EMS has offered Critical Care Transport for patients requiring mechanical ventilation, bipap, arterial lines, intracranial pressure monitoring or other skills that may exceed the scope of practice for a Paramedic. Our Critical Care Paramedics staff have successfully completed an Iowa approved CCP program and hold a valid endorsement from the State of Iowa. Individuals holding this endorsement may perform additional skills as outlined in the Iowa Emergency Medical Care Provider Scope of Practice, under the direction of a physician. Some Critical Care Transports may require additional personnel (Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists) to assist our crew. For more information on the CCP Program at MEDIC EMS, contact our MED-COM division at (563) 323-1000.
Select ambulances in our fleet are equipped with bariatric rigs. These ambulances have ramps and a winch installed to provide a safe and comfortable transport for our patients in wheelchairs, as well as assist our staff in the lifting process. Our bariatric system can transport a maximum weight of 1,200 lbs. and a maximum width of 25”. The bariatric system can be used for both non-emergent transfers and emergency 911 situations provided the patient is deemed stable by Medical Control and can wait for the system to be brought to the scene. Each situation is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact the MED-COM division at (563) 323-1000.