Professional medically trained transportation services
Anytime you get someone that is a medical transportation driver, you hope they’re qualified beyond just holding a state issued driver’s license. While some people may not see the importance behind it, more medical transportation drivers should hold some other types of certifications. While this might be a strange concept to others and cost companies a bit more when it comes to their hiring pay, it could very well be worth it in the long run.
For employees who drive for medical transportation services, you’ll notice that they drive people with all types of illnesses and issues. This means that for those with serious illnesses, should something happen along the way, the driver is powerless to help the passenger and will probably only be able to assist by dialing an emergency number for the hospital and ambulance. Many companies and clients who use the services would greatly benefit if they trained or hired people who were trained to do some of the following:
• Administer CPR
• Trained in how to stabilize a heart attack victim
• Basic first aid knowledge
• Proper training in car seat installation
• Signs and symptoms of a stroke or heart attack
• Sign language/Visual impairment communications
• Foreign languages
Any of these that I listed above could come in really handy. You never know when transporting a person who is both elderly in poor health when they may have a heart attack, a stroke, or simply stop breathing mid transit. Depending on the place you’re headed, you may be a long way off from a hospital or take considerable time to have an ambulance dispatched to you. For an employee to learn a few lifesaving basic skills, this could mean all the world for a passenger who needs immediate medical care and has to wait.
Even in the event that the person may be traveling alone, many elderly are often left somewhere in a home and not taken care of properly. Being able to stop a cut or something, or in the event of an accident, and being able to clean a wound could be incredibly helpful in prevention against bacteria illnesses. Those who are blind or have a hearing impairment may also require extra services that most medical transportation companies don’t offer. It’s these same people who don’t always have the ability to have someone travel with them. Drivers and assistants of those drivers could be trained to help assist these types of people to their appointments and make them feel safe.