Frequently Asked Questions

All Questions from BestCare EMS

How is Non-Emergency vs. Emergency Transport determined?

  Emergency Conditions The patient’s condition is an emergency that renders the patient unable to go to the hospital by other means. Emergency ambulance services are services provided after the sudden onset of a medical condition.  Acute signs and/or symptoms of sufficient severity must manifest the emergency medical condition such that the absence of immediate […]

What precautions do you take when transporting Children & Child Patients?

Approximately 6 million children are transported by emergency medical services (EMS) vehicles each year in the United States. An ambulance is NOT a standard passenger vehicle.  BestCare implements and follows guidelines & research provided by The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) to improve the safety […]

What is Medical Power of Attorney?

Power of attorney is a form & authorization that allows you to appoint someone to make health care decisions for you if you are no longer able to make them for yourself.   Why do I need one? You may need to designate power of attorney to someone you choose if you need them to […]

What is a DNR Order?

A DNR (Do-Not-Resuscitate) is a medical order by a doctor that allows patients to refuse specific life-sustaining treatments outside the hospital.   Why do I need one? An Out-of-Hospital DNR form or ID will tell health care providers not to use CPR and other life-sustaining techniques. If you do not have an Out-of-Hospital DNR Order, […]

What is an Advance Directive?

An Advance Directive is a form & authorization that allows you to direct physicians to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. An Advance Directive is used when you have an illness that is an irreversible or incurable condition.   Why do I need one? An Advance Directive allows you to tell doctors and those close to […]

What’s the Difference between Basic or Advanced Life Support?

BLS – Basic Life Support Basic Life Support Units are designed for inter-facility transportation and pre-hospital response to ill or injured patients. Each unit is staffed with 2 licensed emergency medical technicians. EMT’s generally have over 300 hours of training. They can use AEDs, perform basic and intermediate airway procedures, and in general have all […]