Advanced Life Support
While the Emergency Department has the talent and technology to save lives, the staff relies on another group of equally talented clinicians to stabilize and assess patients on scene and en route to the Hospital. You've likely seen these teams in their large red-and-white vehicles bearing the words, "Advanced Life Support." Two Advanced Life Support (ALS) units are on call 24x7 providing veteran paramedics to assist the most critically ill and injured patients throughout the Merrimack Valley. With years of experience and advanced training, the ALS crews bring much of the Hospital's critical care technology to the patient, giving vital information and consulting with Emergency Department physicians to initiate treatments while en route to the Hospital.