Whether you’re being rushed down the freeway in an ambulance after a tragic accident or being taken to an appointment in a van provided by your community or medical provider, Medical Transporters can hold your life in their hands. All over the world, people celebrate the International Day of Medical Transporters in recognition of those who are there to ease the way when your health is on the line.
Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.
History of International Day of Medical Transporters
The history of Medical Transportation can be traced back to World War I where Field Ambulances transported those in need of medical care to facilities where they could be treated. This innovation moved into hospitals in the form of Medical Orderlies, and into the community in the form of ambulances.
These intrepid souls would see their roles expand as time went by to include emergent care on the scene, assistance with surgery, handing out medication, and treating patients who are in isolation for their medical conditions.
As the healthcare industry expands, so does the number of Medical Transporters working in the field, and the roles they have to continue to expand as different niche practices find ways to incorporate them into the daily flow of treatment. From the local Medi-Van that transports patients to appointments for things like dialysis to the ambulance driver administering care to stabilize you while you’re on the way to the hospital, these professionals take our lives in their hands every day.
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