MONOC’s Specialty Care Transport Division (SCT) was started in 1995 to provide expert care to critically ill or injured patients in need of transport from one hospital to another. SCT units are staffed with a minimum of one Registered Nurse (RN), and one Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), but are optimally staffed with a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) and Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP) to allow for dispatch to both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) emergency assignments. Currently, MONOC provides primary SCT services to Community Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Burn Unit, Clara Maas Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital, University Medical Center at Princeton, Monmouth Medical Center, CentraState Medical Center, Kimball Medical Center, Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Southern Ocean County Hospital. Additionally we are also often called upon by non-member hospitals requesting our service.
The approximately 35 nurses that staff our SCT units must meet extensive standards set forth by The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Specifically, MONOC nurses must possess training/certification in: CPR for Professional Rescuers, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Certification, and Neonatal Resuscitation.
MONOC’s SCT units are strategically deployed from three different locations and posted throughout the state in order to provide the fastest response to requesting facilities and municipalities. As with our ALS and BLS units, MONOC’s fifteen SCT vehicles are linked to MONOC’s dispatch center via GPS technology allowing for the closest appropriate unit to be sent to the request.
MONOC’s SCT units responded to 6,340 requests for service in 2007.