Many times, patients may be hesitant to call 911 and be taken by ambulance to the hospital. Some may even want to drive themselves or call a family member. It is always helpful to have a family member who is aware of your medical history and any medications you may be taking. Things can happen quickly and can be very stressful during a medical emergency. This is a time when things can spiral out of control and even those who love you the most can feel helpless. Having EMS workers on the scene can be very comforting rather you are alone or have someone with you.
There are many advantages when you are in the care of EMS workers. Going by ambulance to the hospital means that you have someone able to articulate your specific condition from the time of onset to the present to the doctor in charge of your care.
Choosing to travel by ambulance to the hospital may make the difference in getting timely, proper medical attention for you or your loved one.