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Range and Types of Service

Operating Range

StarCare operates within a 160-mile radius range of Lincoln, serving local community hospitals in transporting critically ill and injured patients to facilities with higher levels of care.

 

Patient Types

Cardiac

  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Shock
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Unstable angina or pacing
  • Intraortic balloon pumps

Trauma

  • Near drowning
  • Hypothermia
  • Life-threatening injuries from motor vehicle, farming, industrial or hunting incidents
  • Penetrating injuries such as gunshot or stab wounds
  • Partial or total amputation of an extremity excluding digits
  • Severe burns of face, neck or chest including burns with respiratory distress and inhalation burns

Neuro

  • Neurological emergencies such as cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or uncontrolled seizures.
  • Spinal cord injuries and/or trauma with neuro impairment or respiratory distress.
  • Head injuries with altered level of consciousness.

Respiratory

  • Respiratory emergencies including adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asthma
  • COPD exacerbation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Inhalation injuries
  • Newly intubated patients
  • Acute respiratory failure

High Risk Perinatal

  • Obstetrical emergencies such as premature labor, hypertension or high-risk delivery
  • High-risk neonatal emergencies such as prematurity, sepsis, respiratory distress or congenital anomalies.

Pediatrics

  • Fever of undetermined origin
  • New onset seizures
  • Respiratory emergencies
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