ShandsCair is the critical care transport system of Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. We strive to deliver excellence in patient care during transport, utilizing specialized teams, vehicles and equipment. Our objective is to improve patient outcome. ShandsCair provides transport and specialized care by way of fixed wing aircraft, helicopter and ground ambulance. The ShandsCair helicopter transports patients from prehospital scenes within a 75 mile radius. Community hospital emergency rooms and ICU's up to a 120 mile radius are also serviced by helicopter. Fixed wing service range is a 350 mile radius and covers the southeastern United States. Care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is coordinated through the ShandsCair Communication Center.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.