Many are unaware that an ambulance does not necessarily belong to a hospital, but is more than likely owned by an independently operated company, which works directly with the hospital, in order to transfer patients to and from the hospital. Although ambulances are, usually, only used for emergency services, sometimes, an ambulance will carry someone with non life-threatening injuries. It’s possible to hire an ambulance, which is known as a medical transportation service, as long distance medical transportation for a loved one to a medical facility.
Those who choose to use an ambulance, in order to transport a family member when it’s not an emergency, do so because they want to make sure their family member is medically cared for, on the way to their destination. For instance, if a person is prone to seizures, their family member may want them under medical care, while they are being transported to a medical facility. Especially if the medical facility is many miles away, it may be best for them to be under the care of emergency services, while they are being transported, so that they can be cared for, in the case of a medical emergency. In cases like this, family members would prefer their loved ones in an ambulance, as opposed to a regular vehicle.
If a medical emergency happens while the person is in the ambulance, the paramedics in the ambulance can care for them, revive them, or give them any emergency medicine that they may need, in order to help with their medical condition. In the case of a family member transporting a loved one to the hospital in a vehicle, they cannot help the loved one, should a medical emergency arise, while they are driving to the medical facility. This proves that an ambulance is invaluable when it comes to saving the life of a person, or even helping someone, in a non-emergency situation.
The best idea may be to allow a family member or loved one, to ride in an ambulance to the hospital, as opposed to taking the chance of driving them there, especially if their medical condition is unknown, or they may possibly have some sort of attack on the way. If you know that your loved one is in good hands, while they are on the way to the medical facility, you are more able to be at ease, and the patient will be at ease as well, because they are in good hands.