“Health is wealth” is a common phrase for promoting general well-being. While nobody wishes to be in an accident or experience severe illness, they are unavoidable. The difference between saving a life and losing it often boils down to how quickly they get help. For the longest time, local medical transportation has been the difference when it comes to saving a sick or injured person.
Local Medical Transportation can be described as a way of transporting a person/patient from one point to another so that they can receive medical attention. The industry of medical transportation isn’t a formal sector yet, but there are signs of growth and specialization.
When it comes to transporting injured and sick people, the military has always been at the forefront of medical transportation. Examples dating back to the Roman Empire, where soldiers inflicted with battle wounds were removed from the battlefield using chariots. Similarly, the French Revolution gave rise to local health care with the development of the ambulancian (A local tent for treating wounds). In recent times, the military helped introduce air ambulances to rescue wounded soldiers.
The benefits of moving a patient quickly and efficiently are undeniable, especially in an emergency. With human lives at stake, it is crucial that local medical transportation continues to innovate.
Local medical transportation can broadly be categorized into two namely;
EMT includes two significant services;
NEMT is a service used for transporting patients whose illness, injuries, or sickness are not immediate threats to their lives. The NEMT services extend to patients too sick to travel and people with other forms of mobility issues. The non-emergency medical transportation service includes the following;
In conclusion, local medical transportation plays a huge role in ensuring that patients get prompt medical attention when they need it. The quality and effectiveness of a local medical transport system could be the difference in both emergency and non-emergency cases regarding patient health.
When choosing a medical transport service provider, you must ensure to choose one that not only focuses on getting you to your destination, but also prioritizes using the safest, most conducive, and most efficient sets of vehicle fleets and equipment to do the job.
ACC Medlink appeared on the TLC television network reality show “1000 LB Sisters” to transport one of the cast members from Ohio to a doctor in Kentucky. Filmed in late 2022, ACC Medlink, four of its employees and the journey they took with Tammy Slaton were featured in episode 6 of season 4, which originally aired on February 21, 2023.
ACC Medlink is proud to announce the addition of a new line of elite medical sprinter vans to our long distance medical transport fleet. This addition will allow ACC Medlink to continue to provide superior service and outstanding care for those in need of medical transport out of state...