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.
Long-Distance Medical Transportation Services
Long-distance medical transportation is important since a lot of patients want to go to their regular doctor when they are in need of medical care even if it is far away. The long-distance medical transportation services will provide a patient with a ride to their doctor, no matter how far away it is. They are professional, trained to meet medical needs, and will make a patient as comfortable at they require. They also get patients to their doctor in good shape. This poses more of a challenge when they are transporting pregnant women, people with fractured bones, or the elderly.
Transporting these people is critical due to the fact that any small mistakes or discomfort can lead to dire consequences to their health. An example of this is a pregnant patient experiencing a lot of discomfort and pressure or going into labor while being transported. The medical transport people have the training to keep them calm and take care of them until they get to their doctor. They keep the patient’s cool and do all they can to prevent going into early labor. The elderly also need a lot of care since their body systems and functions are very weak.
When traveling long distances, they need a lot of tender loving care and total care, especially since they can have a heart attack or have other problems while being transported. A patient traveling with broken bones or fractures also needs extra care. They are in a lot of pain. A medical transportation service will ensure that the broken bones will be properly handled to lower the amount of pain or to prevent more pain. They can wrap the area and position it in a way that will not exert any more pressure on the area. Other medical transportation are transporting people with a rare illness that need to see a specialist and care for a person that gets ill or hurt on vacation. There are also group medical transport services that make it possible for family to travel with a patient.