Basic Life Support (BLS)
Brewster Ambulance Service’s Basic Life Support (BLS) is for patients who require medical transportation and continuous medical supervision/monitoring. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), who are trained to make treatment decisions, staff every Brewster BLS ambulance. Common BLS transport situations include:
- Medical and surgical patients not requiring cardiac monitoring
- Discharge to home and/or sub-acute care facilities (i.e. nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities)
- Psychiatric patients
Each ambulance carries Basic Life Support (BLS) medical supplies, including glucometers, albuterol, defibrillators, aspirin, EpiPens, pulse oximetry, intranasal naloxone administration, splints, bandages, oxygen tanks and masks, and spinal immobilization equipment.