Emergency Medical Services
Banner Churchill's Emergency Medical Services covers more than 5,900 square miles, making us one of only two hospital-operated paramedic/EMT/EMS providers in northern Nevada.
In 2012, Banner Churchill added a fifth ambulance to our fleet. The new ambulance is equipped with an array of state-of-the-art equipment including the ZOLL AutoPulse, a revolutionary mechanical CPR machine that provides hands-free chest compressions to patients.
Also included in the new ambulance are :
- critical care dual monitors
- water rescue equipment
- extrication equipment for car accidents
- a built-in car seat
- and the most unique feature – the Power-LOAD cot fastener system, a hydraulic lift system which automatically lifts and lowers the patient in and out of the ambulance.
This new system is safer for both the patient and health care worker, providing better support for the patient and reducing the risk of back injury to the health care worker. According to Steve Tafoya, ambulance service senior manager at Banner Churchill, this is one of the few ambulances of its kind in the region to be outfitted with this piece of technology.
Certified for transporting patients with blood and blood products
The Nevada State Health Division Office of Emergency Medical Systems has approved Banner Churchill Community Hospital's Emergency Medical Services to transport patients with blood and blood products being administered while performing an interfacility transfer.
We are the first EMS agency in the State of Nevada to have this approved as part of our protocols.
Equipment that provides safety for the patient and the staff
Our new Bariatric Patient System allows our Emergency Medical Service crews to safely lift patients weighing more than 350 pounds into an ambulance.