Basics of Medical Transportation
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The average Person does not usually think about Medical Transportation until they are right smack in the middle of a situation requiring this service. In case of an emergency, which by nature of its name can happen at any one time, there is hardly any time to scroll through the air ambulance Florida directory for the best Medical transportation. The first thing most folks think of is 911. It is wise however to have alternatives, or in the very least make an informed decision.
Medical transportation may be classified under two basic categories: Emergency and non-emergency transportation. The latter is where we find Basic life support transportation. It is mainly ground transportation and may be considered the cheapest. This is a no brainer. It doesn't involve a lot of personnel or expensive high-end equipment. This is the kind of medical transportation you usually get when you call 911.
There are a few problems however. Some insurance companies are known not to cover non-emergency services, and depending on how serious the situation is, the ambulance may not be equipped with the facilities to keep the patient alive.
Emergency transportation on the other hand is a whole different story. In professional circles it is broken down into three categories, but as far as we are concerned, it is for the more life threatening cases. It comes with specialist personnel on board and is equipped with formidable lifesaving equipment.
It is under this category that you will usually find air ambulance and stuff like on-board incubators. The flip side of the coin is that it is insanely expensive. While the services are top notch, they are usually followed by a very hefty bill that even insurance wouldn't soften.
At the end of the day though, what really matters is that a life is saved. Also, I was reading this article and realized that it is wiser to discuss with your insurance representative what options are available to you well ahead of time. It will save you a massive migraine when all hell breaks loose.

Air Ambulance Service Providers And Coordinators
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Often, medical transportation arrangements appear confusing and complicated. However, it's easier than people might think. For starters, the most important thing to consider is the safety! Clearly, this will be the first thing on the persons mind anyway. Using these services can be one of the most reliable forms of transportation for you and more so when a significant distance needs to be covered quickly or if road traffic would delay the time it would take for a road ambulance to get the patient to the hospital. But not all air ambulance service providers are the same - before determining which company to use, people must look at their procedures around in-flight patient care, safety, medical liability and the cost of the services provided. So you see, medical transportation isn't confusing or complicated at all. These are things people already know and are likely to be among the first issues they would resolve in any other situation.

Of all key procedures that a medical transportation firm has, their policy and practice around in-flight care is one of the most important things to look at especially when handling burn or ICU patients. Such high-level trauma patients need lots of attention and treatment so that their condition may remain stable until they reach proper hospital attention. In-flight care will not only need to provide special dressings but must also have well trained hospital attendants on board to check on them throughout the flight. Air medical flights rarely use ordinary aircraft. Therefore, how the pilot flies the plane must be different from a conventional passenger plane; with the pilot taking great care to make sure the victim is not jolted unnecessarily. The medical transportation will need to provide details on the level of transportation required. Simply liaising with the air ambulance flight coordinator to agree on the dates and times, as well as how to move the patient in the most efficient manner is often enough.

Sexism in the 21st Century
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I just read a story in the New Mexico Business Weekly that talked about how women here only make .79 for every $1.00! That's outrageous!

but it gets worse...

Here's what else the story had to say "Nationally, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round, is $36,931, and the median yearly pay for a man is $47,715, according to Census data. In New Mexico, the median pay for a woman working full time is $32,234 per year, while the median annual pay for a man is $41,023."

what's up with that?

Poll #1834359 What's Your Earning Power?

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5 Things You Can Learn from the Albuquerque New Mexico Airport, So Cool!!
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The Albuquerque New Mexico Airport is my favorite place & this video definitely highlights why! Here are 5 things I've learned over the years about this beautiful city's airport:
  1. Nearly 6,000,000 people fly here every year
  2. It's the biggest commercial airport in the state
  3. It has emergency medical facilities for air ambulance service, military rescue, and charter flights  
  4. Buses, trains, and taxis are always on-site for passengers
  5. The airport has an impressive safety track-record

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