Transportation of bedridden patients: how to solve the problem?

Many families who have a relative, not moving on their own face a lot of difficulties. The situation can be very different: for a long period of illness, disability, postoperative period, trauma, etc., when a person is bedridden and needs help. To transport a bed patient in a hospital or out – often a difficult task for his family. And transport for long distances becoming totally surreal, the condition worsens, the time seems lost and the hands of relatives descend. In such cases, it is important to understand what are the dangers of delaying a situation when a person requires urgent transportation. And also to know what to look for when choosing a qualified medical taxi.

Especially bedridden patients: the need for special transport

The situation when a person is forced long time to be in the supine position, is not as simple as it may seem relatives. A long stay in obezbijede position leads to the deterioration of the underlying disease, causes severe complications that can lead to the development of disability. In humans, there are problems with the skin, blood vessels, muscle activity, respiratory organs, joints, digestive system and other organs and systems. This lifestyle also leads to problems in the nervous and psychic sphere. People are becoming less social, some even may lose the skills of social behavior (especially older people who have a background of immobility, the disease progresses).

The desire of the relatives to raise the person, especially the elderly, those on long-term bed rest, may result in his fall and injuries from mild contusions to fractures. In such cases, therefore no special transport and trained medical staff can not do. Same – regarding situations when you need to carry with fractures or serious injuries, to move after a stroke: in such cases, the transportation of the patient even at short distances can cause a sharp deterioration in health. And long transportation from country to country without the proper conditions in General can lead to fatal consequences for people.

Ambulance and medical taxi is different types of services

Well known to almost every “first” that you called by dialing “103”, refused to transport your family member from home to hospital or Vice versa? Do not resent, because brigade of the state medical ambulance the call is a non-core call. Free ambulance will come to rescue a person in case of threat to his life: a stroke, heart attack, car accident, etc. Also the usual “soon” is not suited for long hauls heavy bedridden patients. In these cases you can use the services of a private medical taxi, which will take your relatives not only in Ukraine, in the ATO zone (in the area of environmental protection), but also in other countries, Russia including.
For transporting bedridden patients medical taxi provides:

  • specially equipped vehicles,
  • a team of professional, experienced health care workers
  • required licenses and permits for the care and transport of critically ill patients.

What is the main information you need to provide the relatives of the patient

To ensure maximum comfort to a person who cannot move on their own, doctors need to report:

  • Accurate diagnosis of the patient, the degree of difficulty of the condition (imawesa complications)
  • Not only the initials but also height, weight, age of the patient
  • The exact address of the start and end of transportation, the urgency of transportation.