Immediate deployments. Lasting transformation.
Tribal communities face a dire lack of critical care physicians. Our network of Board-certified intensivists can provide immediate critical care support, training and staffing services for all federal and Tribal healthcare facilities. This includes the administrative and logistical coordination to deploy a mobile, agile Critical Care Response team within 24-48 hours.
Our Critical Care Response deployments provide:
- Elbow-to-elbow clinical education for front-line clinical staff
- Hands-on care for critically ill patients
- Staffing of additional free-standing units to expand patient care capacity
- 24 hours/7 days a week provider-to-provider consultation
- Pre- and post-engagement assistance, including virtual training and support
Increasing COVID-19 Readiness Response
Tribal Health has successfully worked in partnership with Tribal nations and IHS hospitals to provide over dozens of critical care deployments addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our deployments include faculty who have taught in medical schools, teaching hospitals, military deployments, and the U.S. Peace Corps.
Working elbow-to-elbow, our critical care response team assists with patient care while providing hands-on training, reference guides, protocols, and care checklists. Your staff are trained to perform intubations, administer COVID-19 medications, assess and treat hypoxia, manage patients on ventilators, administer Monoclonal Antibody Therapies, and more. Patients with COVID-19 receive world-class medical care – not just while the visiting team is in residence, but after they leave.
Tele-ICU: 24 X 7 Critical Care Support
The profound staffing shortage of Intensivists means fewer than 40% of all ICU patients receive care from specialty-trained critical care physicians. The lack of critical care specialists is especially significant in rural and Tribal facilities.
Real-time, provider-to-provider consultation can address the provider shortage. Tele-ICU offers networks of audiovisual communication and data systems to link hospital ICUs to intensivists and other critical care professionals at remote locations.
Tribal Health’s Tele-ICU network is staffed by Board-certified critical care physicians who are available around the clock. Experienced providers deliver consultations as well as medical, nursing, and specialist expertise. Our goal is both to mitigate the current critical care crisis in Indigenous communities and drive lasting, generational transformation.