MOVEMENT OF PATIENT – INJURED PERSON
Transferring a patient or an injured person from one point to another can be divided into either a primary or secondary transfer.
Primary Transfer: Is called the transfer from the scene of an incident or accident to any medical center. Primary transfer can only be made by ambulance or helicopter.
Secondary Transfer: This is the movement of a patient from one section of the hospital to another section of the same hospital (in-hospital transfer) or to another hospital (inter-hospital transfer). The secondary transfer can be done with all available means, such as ambulance, helicopter, airplane and boat.
Depending on the transport method to be used, the transfer can be distinguished in:
- Surface (ambulance, boat means) and
- Airborne means (airplane, helicopter)
In primary transfer, the patient is potentially unstable, while in secondary transfer he must be stabilized.
First Aid Ambulance specializes in all types of patient transfer all over the country, 24hrs/7days, focusing on the way in which each transfer should be performed based on the maximum safety, speed and comfort of the patient.
With its sophisticated fleet of ambulance vehicles, its fully-equipped mobile medical units, its well-trained scientific staff consisting of doctors of all specialties, experienced crews (ambulance men and nurses) and its coordinating center, it is able to cope at all times any incident requiring first aid and transfer, while ensuring the rapid, safe and convenient transfer of patients all over Greece to private clinics, hospitals, diagnostic centers, hemodialysis centers, etc…
The company serves urgent cases via ferry lines, on all islands, and undertakes air transfers in and outside Greece.
Continuous readiness, speed of handling and processing of each incident, combined with maximum safety, comfort and friendly service are the main characteristics of the quality of First Aid Ambulance services.