Medical transportation is a critically important service that can save lives. Medical transportation generally consists of non-emergency medical transportation, emergency medical transportation and non-emergency non-medical transportation. One of the most popular emergency transportation services is the emergency ambulance transportation. This service is usually available by dialing the 911 emergency response number. Non-emergency medical transportation is a medical transportation service to a healthcare facility. This service is especially important if your medical condition does not allow you to use the regular private or public means of transportation. The service often requires a written consent from the patient’s physician. A non-emergency medical transportation service, on the other hand, is recommended for long suffering patients who are recovering from serious medical injuries or procedures. The service is designed to assists patients to attend their medical appointment.
A long distance medical transportation team typically consists of nurses, an oversight physician and professional drivers. The crew members are generally individuals with several years of experience. The oversight physician should be on call 24/7 for consultation purposes. The long distance medical mode of transportation should be medically equipped with a number of critical care equipment’s and medicines. The most common travel equipment’s include oxygen concentrator, nebulizer, nutritional supplements, vital signs equipment, pulse oximeter, catheter care, suction tube and PEG tubes. The nebulizer is often used to treat patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis and COPD and other respiratory illnesses. On the other hand, the PEG tubes are used for supplying nutrition, especially in cases where the patient cannot adequately use the oral feeding means. The other long distance medical travel items are basic medications and the medications the patient is currently taking. The everyday OTC medications include Ibuprofen, Tylenol and Aspirin.
Long Distance Medical Transportation
Long distance transportation services are a good option for patients who are not in critical condition. Long distance ground transportation is generally more cost effective compared to air ambulance transportation. Patients who are relocation from one medical center to the other can use this transportation service more effectively. If your destination is over 200 miles, ACC Medlink is the leader in long distance Medical Transportation Services. Patients who are transported under long distance medical transportation are usually accompanied by medical personnel who include critical care paramedics and trained registered nurses. Patient who qualify for this service include those suffering from conditions such as chronic illnesses, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, numerous cancers, chronic heart and lung conditions and patients with mobility issues. Some long distance transportation services also cover pre-trip physical patient assessment, hygiene, feeding assistance, patient mobility assistance and post-trip medical assessment.