Why Medical Transport Should Matter To You.
Most people in the medical field (doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, ect.) get recognition for their hard Work. The amount of time and money that went into their schooling make them a common hero. I would like to take this time to give praise to those we never really talk about. The men and women who work hard every day to care for us and our hour of need and transport us to the hospitals. The people who travel sometimes up to insane amount of distances to bring us our much needed medicine and medical supplies, Or the kind caregivers that transport our parents when we’re not able to be around.
First I would like to talk about our non-emergency medical transportation. These lovely professionals who help the elderly and the physically disabled get to and from medical services in a timely fashion. The vehicles necessary for this job include wheelchair accessible transportation or medical taxi vans. Here you can find out more information about our medical transport services.
Those of us who do have a vehicle and/or drivers license tend to forget how difficult it is to get to such important appointments. There is even a sweet story going around on the Internet of an elderly man in a wheelchair and oxygen tank being picked up to go on his first date in over 30 something years. By the way the story ended with him coming home from his date and saying “ I should’ve brought another oxygen tank because she took my breath away.”
Another Type of NEMT jobs are meals on wheels and to deliver medications. They are like the truckers are the medical transportation world. The people who run these programs for the Homebound and the old folks homebound. Even people like you and me could be a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program. As long as you obtain a valid driver’s license and the want to help others you too could help out in this well known program. The most common medical transportation services that we hear about are, of course the ambulance or EMT.
What shockingly many people don’t know is that there is a difference between an EMT and paramedic. While EMT’s are required to take 120 250 hour course learning things such as CPR, giving patient’s oxygen, administrating glucose for diabetics, how to treat allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Paramedics are to undergo 1,200 to 1,800 hours in training. Paramedics are even taught physiology, cardiology, medications and medical procedures all after first becoming an EMT.