How NEMT Operators Can Reduce Risk & Prevent Accidents
In the unfortunate event of a motor vehicle accident, who is liable for passenger injury? Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers are responsible for their passengers’ well-being and are typically held liable in case of a collision. Lawsuits involving passenger injury can be costly and may have devastating effects on a small NEMT business. Because of this, how NEMT operators can reduce risk and prevent accidents is a hot topic in the industry.
One such solution is the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair, which provides a secure and comfortable alternative to traditional stretchers or standard transport wheelchairs. While this wheelchair doesn’t eliminate operator liability, it reduces the risk of injury due to falls or other accidents while making it easier for operators to maneuver through tight spaces with ease. Additionally, its lightweight design makes it easy for operators to quickly load and unload patients from vehicles safely without straining themselves. By using the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair instead of a stretcher or a standard transport wheelchair, non-emergency medical transportation operators can ensure that their passengers are transported safely every time.
Reduce Risk with Crash-Tested Equipment
In addition to its advanced features, the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair is also WC19 certified, providing another layer of protection for non-emergency medical transportation providers and their clients in the case of an accident. This certification ensures that the wheelchair has undergone rigorous testing to meet the highest safety standards for transporting individuals with limited mobility. The WC19 certification requires that the wheelchair be crash-tested and meets specific requirements for securement systems and occupant restraints. This means that NEMT providers can have peace of mind knowing that their clients are being transported in a wheelchair that has been thoroughly tested and certified to protect them in the event of an accident.
Reduce the Risk of Non-Crash-Related Accidents
It doesn’t take a crash for your passengers to become injured while using your services. Even if you hired the safest drivers and purchased the most durable equipment, accidents frequently occur – especially while transferring into and out of the transport wheelchair and using the vehicle ramp.
Liability During Transfers
In order for a passenger to transfer from their bed, armchair, or couch into a standard transport wheelchair, they must either perform a standing transfer or use a mechanical lift. Both of these transfer processes involve multiple people and come with significant fall risks. Avoid the need for risky transfers by using the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair. Its recline feature, removable arm and shoulder supports, and optional transfer board make it simple to slide your passengers into the wheelchair without them standing up. After your client is lying comfortably in the Travrsa-LT, simply raise them from the reclined position into a seated position. To help them back onto their couch or bed after their trip, reverse this process.
Falls While Boarding & Alighting
The Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair is designed to keep passengers safe and secure while boarding and alighting from vehicles. With its adjustable headrests, shoulder supports, and seatbelts, the wheelchair provides optimal support for passengers of all sizes. Additionally, its unique design allows it to be used with a variety of wheelchair ramps so that passengers can board or exit the vehicle safely without worrying about slipping or falling out of their wheelchair. These features combine to make sure that NEMT operators are able to transport their patients in complete safety while reducing their liability risks at the same time.
Protect Your Business with the Travsra-LT Transport Wheelchair
With the combination of fall prevention features, durability, and WC19 certification, the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair offers an unparalleled level of protection and safety for non-emergency medical transportation. Having the right equipment is a key aspect of how NEMT operators can reduce risk. If you are an operator who wants to protect their passengers and their business, the Travrsa-LT may be the right fit for your fleet.
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In the unfortunate event of a motor vehicle accident, who is liable for passenger injury? Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers are responsible for their passengers’ well-being and are typically held liable in case of a collision. Lawsuits involving passenger injury can be costly and may have devastating effects on a small NEMT business. Because of this, how NEMT operators can