The Benefits of Medical Transport
A patient may be undergoing transfer from one facility to another, or to their dwelling. If the NEMT service provider has a background in EMT, or hires personnel to provide such, the benefits are several.
-Depending on type of service provided, a vehicle may require a lift for wheelchair users or other disabilities. The trained personnel will be familiar with such equipment.
-A trained transporter can provide sufficient medical supervision if such is warranted. Vitals may be monitored, or medications administered if the trip and schedule are the same.
-During long distance transport, an EMT may provide a calming sedative at the outset to help the patient relax if so desired.
-The trained personnel may provide respiratory therapy or monitor medical devices during lengthier transports if so required.
Comfort and Amenities
Per ground transport NEMT services may use a limo, cab, van or other type of medical vehicle for operations. The term “ambulette service” is also applied to those offering non-emergency medical transportation. Noting how the vehicle used is similar or different from a conventional ambulance may be helpful to those considering utilizing the service.
Long distance medical transport, air or ground, may include overhead television or DVD for entertainment. ACC Medlink offers luxurious shuttle busses that’s like a hospital on wheels. This would be similar to that offered on most commercial airlines. One would need to check this with the service being considered.
Air transport will include appropriate heating or air-conditioning per the time of year and climate.
Many NEMT services offer the provision for a caregiver or family member to accompany the one being transported. A reduced fare or no fare may be available to the one accompanying the client. This will need to be clarified with the given service at time of scheduling.
Traveling in a non emergency medical transportation vehicle has a lot benefits. You are able to travel long distances without having to drive. One of the main benefits is having someone medically trained with you. Here are the benefits of having someone medically trained transport you.
One benefit of having someone medically trained to transport you is if an emergency arises there will be someone there to help you. They are trained for all kinds of medical issues. If something medical happens then they will treat you as effectively and fast as possible.
Another benefit of having someone medically trained to transport you is they are able to keep you comfortable. They know how to get you into the non emergency medical transportation vehicle without pain. They are also able to get you as comfortable as possible once you are inside the medical transportation vehicle.
Lastly, people that are medically trained to transport you have the experience they need to treat you with the best possible care. They have a lot of years of school to make sure that you are treated as well as possible. You don’t get this with other transportation services.
There are so many benefits of having someone medically trained to transport you in non emergency medical transportation vehicles. They have the experience to treat you in the best way possible. They are trained to deal with any medical problems as quickly and effectively as possible. They are also trained to keep you as comfortable as possible.
If you are thinking about traveling in a non emergency medical transportation vehicle you should. You will be happy that you choose to travel this way since you have medical professionals with you every mile of the way. Make the best choice and hire a non emergency medical transportation company today. You will be so happy you did.
Example Business Model
There are several state government web sites that offer specific information related to the NEMT services and policies they observe. Below is a paraphrased notation from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Non-emergency medical transportation is a public transportation and shared ride service. Transportation may be via city bus, specialized medical vehicle, or transportation in other types of vehicle based on medical need. There is a stipulation surrounding use of the service. If neighbors, friends, relatives, or voluntary organizations can transport one to their medical appointment(s), then rides are not available through the transport manager.