Critical injury can strike at any minute. At any time of day. In any location.
Think about that. You could be literally anywhere. Miles from home. Hours away from a specialist hospitals. When without any warning, you find yourself in a life-threatening condition having suffered a cardiac arrest, accident trauma, or serious assault, for example.
Who’s going to be able to get there equipped with the skills to save your life? Who’s got the medical experience to perform an array of life saving procedures, right there on the spot?
The LIVES Critical Care Car provides that very lifeline. We have a critical care vehicle at the ready, for when that unimaginable event happens. To put it simply, our Critical Care Car is capable of mobilising highly specialised critical care in a heartbeat. On board is both the high-level expertise and the equipment to be able to act fast and save lives.
Urgently bringing critical care specialists to you. Wherever you are.
There are times when patient conditions are extremely serious. When specialist medical skills are needed. When life depends on getting it there at pace and performing emergency interventions at the scene, with absolutely no delay. Whether that’s, at the side of a busy dual carriageway, in a field, or on a remote beach.
The LIVES Critical Care Car is a volunteer-led service, which is only made possible thanks to the dedication of extraordinary medical professionals. Critical Care Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics who bring their specialist skills out of the Critical Care Unit and onto the road. In the event of a serious medical emergency, when there simply isn’t time to reach the nearest trauma centre, they can do things that other medics simply cannot, including:
- Anaesthetising patients at the point of injury, to enhance patient safety and reduce the occurrence of subsequent complications.
- Performing life-saving surgical procedures such as a tracheostomy.
- Putting the patient into a medically induced coma.
- Reducing serious fractures which could otherwise compromise circulation and even lead to amputation.
When there’s just no time to waste, we get there. Do whatever must to be done. Save lives. It’s just a normal day for our Critical Care Car team.