We bring the emergency room to you
Basic Life Support
Basic Life Support (BLS) service provides our patients with assessment, treatment and ambulance transportation when medically necessary for more routine medical calls. Our EMTs render care that includes a physical exam and assessment, administration of oxygen and other non-invasive medications, procedures including splinting broken bones, bleeding control, and wound management.
Advanced Life Support
Perinton Ambulance is a New York State Department of Health certified Ambulance Service. We provide first response, treatment and transport of patients requiring medical attention as part of the 911 system. To achieve our mission, we provide both Advanced and Basic Life Support treatment.
Advanced Life Support (ALS) care is provided in life-threatening and serious medical circumstances by a Paramedic. Our ambulances are typically staffed with one Paramedic and one Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), providing coverage in all aspects of pre-hospital care. In some cases, a Paramedic may arrive to the scene in a separate vehicle. Paramedics perform advanced procedures including intravenous (IV) access, administration of most medications, cardiac monitoring (following current American Heart Association guidelines), electrocardiograms (12 lead EKG), cardiac pacing, advanced airway management with end tidal capnography, and controlled substance administration for treatment of seizures, sedation and pain management.
Our professional staff earn their certifications after completing rigorous New York State-approved academic programs. Following initial certification, EMTs and Paramedics continue their education with field training where they hone their new skills. Our caregivers complete countless hours of additional education, training and development courses to maintain their skills on an annual basis.
Emergency Medical Technician
150 hours State certified course. Required to maintain CPR certification and renew every 2 years. Mandatory Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours for recertification every three years (through NYSDOH).
1500 hours accredited college program, which includes over 500 clinical contact hours. Many Paramedics end up earning their Associate’s degree while completing their Paramedic education.