Complex Patient Ambulance Vehicle

Complex Patient Ambulance Vehicle

CPAV

RFDS provides a CPAV service which is capable of providing care for bariatric patients up to 500 KGS and who may also be upgraded to High Acuity for critically ill patients. This supports patients who would otherwise fall outside the non-emergency clinical practice protocols.

Critically ill patients who may be unstable, requiring ongoing active clinical management and/or ventilated support (Mechanically ventilated high acuity patients with a GCS under 13 who have a registered medical practitioner escort may be transported via NEPT where authorised by the treating medical practitioner.)

Critically ill patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) during transport (All patients with mechanical circulatory support must have either an appropriate medical per fusionist or a registered nurse division 1, and a registered medical practitioner escort. The circulatory assist device must be loaded by the NEPT staff or with an appropriate lifting device, as medical and nursing staff at the sending or accepting hospital will be unable to assist with the maneuver of equipment into the vehicle.)

Critically ill patients requiring intra-aortic balloon pump support (IABP) during transport (An intra-aortic balloon pump must be supervised by either an appropriate medical perfusionist or a registered nurse division 1 with critical care qualification (who has current annual competency in the make and model of the balloon pump being used), and a registered medical practitioner.

Our CPAV fleet is crewed by highly trained staff for complex or bariatric patients, and can include a Critical Care Registered Nurse depending on the patient’s condition. Our CPAV vehicles are compliant with the appropriate equipment and consumables necessary to service the needs of bariatric patients.

“I used Flying Doctor Service & could not fault them in any way they were very polite & helpful in every way possible.”

–  RFDS Mobile Patient Care Patient

“I used Flying Doctor Service & could not fault them in any way they were very polite & helpful in every way possible.”

–  RFDS Mobile Patient Care Patient

CPAV Equipment

CPAV vehicles are dimensionally appropriate for accessing patients from pick up and destination locations, and provide seating for up to three crew members in the rear cabin. Medium and low acuity patients are supported and monitored during their transport by of our expert staff.

Across Australia, our Mobile Patient Care transport services are supported by our aircraft which are equipped for medical care, with the skilled support of a fully qualified Patient Transport Officer, Critical Care Nurses, specialist doctors as required and a highly experienced pilot. We also perform international retrievals as required.

  • B Braun syringe pumps
  • Zoll X Series patient monitor with pacing and defibrillation capability
  • Bariatric stretcher capable with a capacity of up to 500KGS
  • Bariatric wheelchair with a capacity up to 295 KGS
  • Stair Chair with a capacity up to 227 KGS
  • HoverMat / HoverJack and portable air pump

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Discuss your non-emergency patient transfer needs

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Request a quote or book a non-emergency patient transfer

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