Medical escorts are physicians (including residents and fellows), nurses and respiratory therapists of the sending healthcare facility that accompany and provide medical care to patients during transport by air/land to a receiving healthcare facility.
There may be circumstances in which Ornge does not have the appropriate medical staff immediately available to satisfy a transfer request. In this case, the sending facility may:
- Advise Ornge that it wishes to utilize a primary care paramedic and will provide a medical escort to provide the appropriate care.
- Advise Ornge that it will wait until critical care or advanced care paramedics are available to complete the transport.
In the case that the sending facility chooses to provide a medical escort, they must ensure that the escort brings appropriate medical supplies, equipment and medication necessary to maintain continuity of patient care from the sending facility to the receiving facility.
Information for Medical Escorts
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Please click the subject below to read or download instructions designed for Medical Escorts. For information on what medical escorts should wear on a transport, please read this article.