Basic Life Support Transport, also known as BLS, carries a certified Emergency Medical Technician on board. This is the type of medical transport service that provides non-emergency transportation. The patient is monitored by many different types of advanced medical equipment on the way to their next destination to make sure that the patient gets there in good shape. There are also types of private ambulance service that can offer this type of medical transportation as well. Generally speaking, the higher the cost of the transfer, the better and more state-of-the-art the life saving equipment on board will be.
Critical Care Transport, also known as CCT, has a certified registered nurse or a paramedic (or both) on board depending on the severity of the medical condition of the patient. Critical care transport can be a type of private ambulance service or it can be a public service. It is generally used for patients who require critical care between hospitals, medical facilities, etc. The patient in this case might have multiple IV drips, ventilators, balloon pumps and other devices attached to their body to keep them alive.
Neonatal Intensive Care Transport, also known as NIC, transports the medical team from the health care facility to the patientís location and provides specialized equipment such as incubators and clinical assistance. It also transfers the patient and medical team to the receiving facility for these occasions when a transport requires a highly skilled medical response. Some air ambulance companies also provide this service for extreme cases.