Not everything that medical transport may do may involve a medical emergency; they may also include non-emergency transports as well. They may, for instance, be required to transport medical equipment to the various hospitals; sometimes they are used to transport other medical staff to nearby hospitals, they have even been used at times to transport food, such as food for patients in local hospitals or nearby hospitals.
Even though medical transport can at times be stressful, it can depend on the nature of the work done. But emergency or not, ambulance services indeed have performed and continue to be an invaluable aid to society. They are not to be taken for granted.
Long-Distance Patient Transport
Your ambulance has just gotten a call from a person, but the person lives out of your area. What do you do? Do you take the initiative to do the job yourself or do you contact a hospital in that person’s county?
This is the kind of situation that some ambulance services are faced with when confronted with the above situation. How do they handle it?
Ambulance staffs are well-trained; they know what to do under such circumstances, and they will do what is legal and within their own perimeter of authority. They know, for instance, they are only authorized to concentrate on their own community, but if they saw someone hurt and immediate medical attention is needed, they will know what to do. They also know how to contact a nearby hospital in that person’s county as well.
Ambulance services – A valuable aid to society indeed!