What Is A Medical Escort?
Self-employed medical freelancers, medical transport service companies, and air ambulances provide a non-emergency medical escort service. The service is cost effective and uses seats from business and first class aircraft. There is an airline stretcher available for patients that are unable to sit up.
In the rear of the plane, several rows of seating allow for medical stretcher use for non-emergency medical transport. Medical escort crews have equipment for providing medical treatment to non-emergency patients. CPR equipment, monitoring units, and basic medication are services provided.
The air ambulance service offers advice free of charge. The advice and assistance relate to all medical transport matters. Included in the advice is the management and repatriation of someone taken ill or injured while overseas. Medical escorts advise on insurance and medical cover requirements.
A medical escort has a network made up of doctors and medical professionals from all over the world. A medical escort service makes provisions for escorting paramedics, nurses, and doctors. The service arranges specialist consultant referrals, doctor’s appointments, specialist treatment, and hospital administration.
The mid-flight organization also provides other medical services such as qualified dentists and physiotherapists. In addition to medical services, medical escort services include locating car breakdown facilities, garages, and approved hotels for business clients. The air charter market allows medical escort companies to offer air operation services to companies and airlines, moving vital equipment and aircraft parts throughout the world.
The operation of a turn-key air ambulance offers the following.
- Investigate, assess and advise in the event of a sudden illness or accident overseas
- A company doctor offers medical advice and has access to specialists in relevant fields of medicine.
- Chooses an appropriate aircraft for the medical needs of a patient and the flight time involved
- Has a wide range of modern equipment needed for medical aviation
- Schedules the appropriate paramedical team for a patient’s condition
- Arranges medical referral for the hospital receiving the patient
- Acts as the patient’s liaison during the entire process
- Is properly insured for all aspects of a client’s care
An ambulance evacuation is a complex and extremely delicate matter. To avoid an unnecessary element of risk, financial pressures are not influential when making decisions. Medical grounds are the basis of all decisions made. Improperly organized or hurried ambulance evacuation has the potential to be ill-coordinated and costly to the detriment of a patient and the family.
Ambulance repatriation exists but is not the precipitated or automatic response. A patient, undergoing a course of treatment that lasts a week or so, is an example of a situation when repatriation takes place by a scheduled airline service at the conclusion of the treatment. Clients are returned to their home country without undue risk. A waste of time and expense occurs when an aeromedical flight team arrives and discovers a patient’s condition prohibits air travel. Communication from the outset saves on stress, expense, and time.
Due to the resources and costs associated with providing travelers with medical treatment, repatriation is an aspect of health care. As an example, someone in the U.S. having a visa becomes ill. The insurance held by the visa holder from the native country is not applicable in the U.S. There are cases where the personal insurance company of a traveler repatriates a person for medical treatment.
Medical escort services are experts in medical repatriation by air ambulance. The companies provide rapid solutions for embassies, international repatriation companies, public and private companies, the insurance industry, the private customer and the travel industry.
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ACC Medlink is a long distance medical escort company that offers affordable patient transfer services along with air ambulance options. The special situations and unique accommodations provided by ACC Medlink when medical travel is a requirement make the company a preferred choice.
The company provides around the clock service to every city and state in the nation. ACC earned Better Business Bureau accreditation. The company is fully insured and licensed. It is a premier medical transportation service. ACC Medlink revolutionizes non-emergency medical transport by its use of equipment and the most cost-effective medical transport services.