The Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has been serving Central New Jersey for more than 25 years. Our team is Icons2014_ML_EMS_VerbiageBfocused on one thing – saving lives. From responding to emergencies to preventing them in the first place, our highly skilled professionals work in cooperation with local ambulance squads, police and fire departments and other health care agencies to care for area families, keeping them as safe and healthy as possible.

EMS operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day – equipped and prepared to handle any type of medical emergency. Our staff is truly on the front lines of health care, bridging the gap from the community to the emergency room, and extending help when and where it’s needed most.

Services Provided by Raritan Bay Medical Center’s EMS:

Mobile Intensive Care Unit: Responds to approximately 5,000 calls each year in Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Old Bridge, Sayreville and surrounding communities. Our certified paramedics trained in advanced life support, are able to administer life-saving interventions at the scene of an emergency.

Specialty Care and Basic Life Support Transportation: Offers inter-facility ambulance transportation for critically
ill or injured patients and individuals who may require assistance traveling to
a nursing home, assisted-living facility or another hospital. We will also coordinate transportation needs for those who are unable to walk or drive to essential medical services such as appointments or treatments. In most cases, transportation costs are covered by insurance. For more information about this service or to arrange for transportation, call 732.324.5204.

Training & Education: Provides AHA certified courses such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as well as comprehensive training for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Please call 732.324.5393 for information about upcoming classes.

Outreach: Participates in community health and wellness activities and events. EMS also serves on local emergency response teams, helping local counties and municipalities plan for various types of disasters or incidents requiring a coordinated emergency effort.

In Case of Emergency

If you think you or someone you’re with is experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

  • Calmly tell the dispatcher about what has happened. Explain the type of emergency, give your name and the phone number of the telephone you are using, and give the address of the emergency.
  • Answer questions, and listen to the instructions provided.
  • Don’t hang up until the dispatcher tells you to, and don’t leave the scene until help arrives.
  • Source: American College of Emergency Physicians

 

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