Southwest Critical features Critical Care trained Registered Nurses, Paramedics, and EMTs with specially equipped ambulances prepared to ensure that acutely and critically ill patients and their families receive the same optimal care obtained in a hospital or clinical setting.
Through careful coordination with health care facilities both sending and receiving, Southwest's Critical Care Team acts as a bridge between geographic locations, maintaining the critical care environment during transport.
Southwest Critical utilizes a high tech/high touch approach, creating a compassionate, medically sophisticated critical care environment utilizing state-of-the-art transportation equipment and highly-trained Critical Care practitioners.
Southwest Critical offers a Case Management Department to perfectly support patient care needs and a Prior Authorization Department to assist and work with all payers. Both are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Mobile Intensive Care Unit
Designed to be an ICU on wheels, this telemedicine-capable, oversized ambulance has state-of-the-art equipment not available on all ambulances. This three-member Critical Care trained team, which includes a RN, specializes in providing care to patients requiring complex assessment, high-intensity therapies and interventions, and continuous nursing vigilance.
Critical Care RN Unit
This specially equipped ambulance is staffed with a Registered Nurse responsible for ensuring that acutely and critically ill patients and their families receive optimal care. Our Critical Care Team is skilled on the use of specialized medical equipment necessary for advanced care during transport such as balloon pump support, therapeutic hypothermia and high-risk pediatric care.