Critical Care Response Teams
Tribal communities are facing 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 include:
- Elbow-to-elbow clinical education for front-line professionals while assisting with patient treatment
- The creation of additional free-standing multi-bed COVID-19 units to minimize infection, protect staff and patients, and expand patient care capacity
- Training to increase IHS and Tribal healthcare knowledge in treating and managing all critically ill patients
- 24 hours/7 days a week telephone/remote access to expert support and consultation about critically ill patients
- Pre- and post-engagement assistance, including virtual training and support
Increasing COVID-19 Readiness Response
Tribal EM has successfully worked in partnership with Tribal nations and IHS hospitals to provide over a dozen critical care deployments addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Our healthcare staff 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.
To fill this need, real time provider-to-provider consultation can combat the lack of available certified intensive care providers. 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 EM’s Tele-ICU network is staffed by Board-certified critical care physicians who are available 24 x 7. Experienced providers currently managing critically ill patients will deliver provider-to-provider consultation 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.