Advanced Life Support (ALS)
All of our Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulances are certified and inspected by the Mississippi Department of Health. Our ALS ambulances are staffed with a Driver/Paramedic or EMT/Paramedic certified in pre-hospital care, equipped to provide Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and Inter-facility Specialty Care Transport (SCT) services. Their capabilities include but are not limited to: advanced airway management, cardiac monitoring and defibrillation, IV administration, and administration of select life-saving medications. Each of our Paramedics undergoes extensive customer service training, ALS skills simulation, and compliance training that preparing them to serve you with skill and compassion when you need it most.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance
All of our Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulances are certified and inspected by the Mississippi Department of Health. Our BLS ambulances are staffed with staffed with a Driver/EMT or EMT/EMT certified in pre-hospital care and equipped to provide basic emergency care. Their capabilities include but are not limited to: monitoring vital signs, patient assessment, airway management, oxygen delivery, application of dressings and bandages, splinting of extremities, spinal immobilization, and administering CPR. Each of our EMT’s undergo extensive customer service training, skills simulation and compliance training that prepare them to serve you with skill and compassion when you need it most.
Non – Emergency Ambulance Services
Non-Emergency Ambulance Services, otherwise known as Medical Stretcher Services, transport non-emergency patients moving to, from, and between health care facilities for medically necessary reasons that are not a direct result of a sudden or unexpected deterioration in the patient’s condition. Non emergency transports do not manage life, limb,or function threatening conditions. Transports include hospital discharges for patients who are unable to use conventional means of transportation, or those requiring specialized equipment or treatment.
Private insurance plans have varying rules and requirements regarding coverage for non-emergency ambulance service. Virtually every insurance company, however, will require that non-emergency ambulance services be medically necessary. Private insurance does not cover transportation for the convenience of the patient or transports to preferred facilities or physicians. Insurance plans generally require prior approval or a doctor’s signature for transport. Specific origin and destination restrictions may apply. Be advised, select private insurance companies do not provide non-emergency medical transportation coverage.
When calling for non-emergency ambulance service, please be prepared to provide the call intake specialist with basic patient information as well as information concerning and the type of service being requested. Requests for ambulance transports that require advanced life support (ALS) will require additional information be given to the call intake specialist regarding the patient’s condition and treatment required. Delta EMS is committed to providing hassle-free, efficient, punctual service for all non-emergency ambulance requests.
Behavioral Health Service
At Delta EMS our team members undergo extensive training for safe and effective transport for patients experiencing a behavioral emergency. This includes patient restraint training incorporating physical and or medical sedation. Additionally, our team members are educated on the legal application of Mississippi General Law as related to ambulance transportation of patients experiencing a behavioral emergency. Our field staff also receive customized behavior emergency training for the de-escalation of violent behavior patterns.
Event Standby Services
Delta EMS provides both dedicated and non-dedicated ambulance standby support during sporting events, community gatherings, concerts, fairs, parades, and other public and private events. Delta EMS will design an individualized plan that incorporates all requirements and needs for each event.
Delta EMS works with event organizers, city or town officials and other public safety agencies to create special event plans prior to the event. Plans will address the type of venue, number of individuals expected to be in attendance, geographical social and seasonal considerations, local EMS capabilities, and access, egress, and staging of EMS resources. Small events generally have one or two Field Providers assigned. Large events are normally staffed by EMTs and Paramedics. Size dependent, some larger scale events may require a Supervisor, First Aid Station, mix of ALS & BLS Ambulances, and other specialized vehicles as necessary.
The Delta EMS Event Medicine Division can provide pre-event planning, on-site services and post-event review for a variety of functions including:
- Amateur and Professional Sports
- Individual and Team Sports
- Endurance Sports
- Motorsports and Racing
- Indoor and Outdoor Sports
- Concerts and Musical Events
- Fairs, Festivals, and Parades
- Meetings, Conferences, and Conventions
- Award and Recognition Events
- Dignitary, Executive, and VIP Events
- Non-Profit, Charitable Events, and Fundraisers
- Celebrations, Dinners, and Parties
- Radio, Television, Film, and Stage Productions
- Temporary and Permanent Venues
- Public and Private Events
- Small and Large-Scale Events
Long Distance Medical Transport Services
Long Distance Transports are designed for any level of patient care whether transferring to a facility across our state or returning home across the nation. For long distance calls our ambulances are stocked with all the necessary medical equipment and supplies to effectively provide BLS, ALS and SCT level patient care by our certified EMTs, and Paramedics.