Non-Emergency Medical Transports Lend a Helping Hand
A serious illness, chronic illness, troublesome disability, or injury can be a struggle. The fight to beat an illness, improve a disability’s hindrance, or recovery from an injury can be frustrating, painful, and taxing on the strength you do still possess. These are the times when help is needed most. Though not an emergency, getting around can be critical to current and future health. That’s where non-emergency medical transports come in and shuttle an individual in need to and from all the appointments meant to combat your ailment.
A regular doctor appointment can mean more than a routine check-up for someone struggling with their health. Depending on the illness, injury, or other incapacity, a doctor may need to monitor a number of functions of the body, and chart progress of treatments. A patient who misses, skips, or cancels appointments are not receiving the best care they need to get well again.
Dialysis is a vital treatment that must be performed on a regular basis of the patient will face a dangerous health episode. Dialysis can be a long process, taking hours out of a day. A medical transport is often the best option for a dialysis patient due to the length of time of the treatment, and the access to medical personnel en route to and from dialysis.
Not every surgery requires an overnight stay, and those that require the patient to be released the day of the procedure can pose its own dilemma. Patients with family far away or no support system to speak of need someone to assist them to and from an appointment of this nature. This is especially true if the patient is in pain or groggy from the anesthetic.
Following a hospital, whether short or prolonged, finding a ride back home may be difficult, especially if an individual’s mobility status has altered since they first entered the hospital. The change of this status can mean that appropriate transport accommodations have not yet, or cannot be made to fit the needs of the individual in question. In these cases, a medical transport would be the best choice, but hardly the only situation in which a hired transport would need to be called upon.
Emergency Room Pick Up
There are certain illnesses or injuries that occur suddenly and without warning, making a visit to the ER a necessity. It is not always convenient or possible for a discharged patient to call a loved one, so medical transport would be the next best thing.
Transport following heart surgery can be uncomfortable to say the least. Though a relative or friend may mean well, driving a patient following heart surgery home can be a painful, harrowing experience. Professional medical transport teams can drive the patient home carefully and comfortably with consideration for their recent surgery.
Chemotherapy and radiation treatments can vary patient to patient. No matter the frequency of the treatment prescribed, a patient must be available for however long a treatment lasts. As the treatment progresses, it becomes less advisable for a patient to drive themselves to their cancer treatments. Family and friends may be willing to lend a hand and give the patient a ride, but this is not always possible, and for weak patients, may not be the idea.
Terminally Ill Care
Patients who are terminal or receive hospice care at home still need to see their doctors. Transporting a terminally ill patient for an average person simply is not possible, but an emergency transport is often out of the question. This is where non-emergency medical transports come in handy. These types of transports allow a patient to receive the proper care until travel is no longer possible.
Air Medical Transport
Sometimes a situation may call for more than a land bound vehicle. Medical transport also extends to air travel in cases when patients have been referred to a specialist far away, but conventional air travel is not possible due to possible health concerns.