Global Rescue recently received a call from a corporate client, saying that one of their employees had suffered a serious cardiac incident event while working in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was being treated in a local hospital.
Global Rescue’s Boston Operations Center medical staff confirmed that the hospital was a reputable cardiac facility capable of stabilizing the patient. Before taking the patient to his home hospital of choice, all relevant test results were obtained and thoroughly reviewed by specialists at John Hopkins and Global Rescue in the United States, and a Global Rescue paramedic was dispatched to the employee’s bedside.
Global Rescue typically provides medically skilled bedside supervision to ensure that patients are receiving the best care possible. It’s important that the proper tests are being administered, medicines are being given timely and in the proper dosage and that the patient has the reassurance that everything that can possibly be done to ensure a positive outcome.
This patient was particularly nervous as he had no primary care physician of his own, and no one in the hospital with him to assist him. He therefore relied on Global Rescue’s medical staff to explain all the tests that were being done, the medicines being administered and the decisions that were being made on his behalf.
Transport can only occur after a determination has been made that it is medically safe. The doctors at Global Rescue, Johns Hopkins and the attending physician agreed that the patient was stable enough for air travel. Global Rescue evacuated him under medical escort to his home country, where he reports he is feeling much better and on the road to full recovery.
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