Medical transport systems provide much needed services for various medical situations. Services of this kind always have trained medical people who are able to administer medications such as pain meds and other medicines that may ease pain and make the patient more comfortable until they arrive at their destination.
Medical transport service companies are accredited through (CAAS). CAAS stands for Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. An accreditation of tis kind means the company has met certain requirements and standards of medical safety and compliance.
JCAHO accreditation is quite similar to CAAS accreditation. JCAHO pertains more to the care received while the patient is within the hospital setting. CAAS is similar to a Gold standard. The process involves a great deal of self-assessment techniques as well as verification process through a hospital board of directors.