Huntsville Hospital Services

Critical Care Transport

Critical Care Transport (CCT), established in 2005, specializes in transporting critically ill patients from one medical facility to another within 150 miles of Huntsville Hospital. Transports exceeding 150 miles will be considered with advance arrangements. Complete arrangements for bedside-to-bedside transports are made by the Transfer Center.

Every transport includes both a registered nurse and paramedic to provide uninterrupted patient care. Depending on the patient’s needs, a critical care respiratory therapist or cardiovascular technician may also be asked to ride along.

Meet our team

Criticial Care Transport teamOur medical team has over 200 years of combined nursing/EMS experience. Each team member holds certifications in Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and Trauma Nursing Core Course. They also carry the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) designation. All of our nurses are trained to perform advanced medical procedures such as intubation, rapid sequence induction and needle chest decompression.

About us

CCT provides care for and transport of the following types of patients over the age of 17:
Transport capabilities: Equipment:
  • Virtually any medical condition
  • Respiratory illness
  • Cardiac needs
  • Burns and wound patients
  • Organ transplant recipients
  • LVAD patients
  • Balloon pumps
  • Status post trauma patients
  • Cancer patients
  • Limb amputation and attachment
  • LTAC
  • Ventilator
  • BiPap/CPAP
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Defibrillation, Cardioversion
    • Transcutaneous pacing
  • Pulse ox, invasive pressure monitoring, end-tidal CO2
  • Infusion pumps
  • Multiple drips and IV medicines
    • Rapid sequence induction capability
    • Lucas Device
  • Full resuscitative capabilities
  • Hand held blood analyzer for electrolyte and blood gas measurements

Our ambulances

  • G4500 Chief XL Type 111 Braun Unit
  • Ford E-450 Excellance Type 111 L Golden Eagle
Each vehicle is climate controlled with a 12v/110v system that allows for heating and cooling of the units to maintain operating temperatures while parked or on a mission.

The Braun unit has a diesel generator that will power the patient compartment and all necessary equipment. The generator will also power emergency warning lights should the unit have a maintenance failure.