Through partnerships with Petroleum Helicopters International (PHI) and American Medical Response (AMR), the University of Maryland operates a busy critical care and interfacility transport service. ExpressCare is comprised of critical care personnel, specialty care paramedics, transport nurses, and communication staff. A primary mission of ExpressCare is to provide safe and effective transport for patients requiring a higher or more sophisticated level of in-hospital care. ExpressCare crews are capable of the following specialty transports:
Residents and students are encouraged to ride a long with transport crews and observe a shift in the communications center. Helicopter ride-alongs are limited to the winter months when the EC-135 twin engine helicopter can accomodate additional observers. The most common crew configuration consists of a registered transport nurse (RN) and specialty care paramedic (NRP). Crews are tasked with the transport of critically ill and injured patients across the spectrum of age and acuity. Critical care transport exists to bring the definitive and specialty care resource of the University of Maryland Medical Center to the patient's bedside.
ExpressCare Contact Information
Katja Abegg, RN, BSN
Manager, Maryland ExpressCare
Leigha McGuin, RN, BSN
Assistant Manager, Maryland ExpressCare