Why Lab Couriers Require Knowledge Of Modern Medicine

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Why Lab Couriers Require Knowledge Of Modern Medicine

Not only is waiting for a package to be delivered to its destination an extremely anxious experience, the stress of the situation is amplified for those medical professionals responsible for hospital administration and the like.

Awaiting a life-saving package can keep you on the edge of your seat, no doubt. Stress can be particularly poignant especially true if a Global Positioning System is not used to track a package – meaning that, without real time updates, it could potentially be lost or far from its destination. This is, of course, an unnecessarily dire situation. Clients ought to be able to stay in touch with us every step of the way, if they so choose, and that is why we believe in the power of technology.

Fortunately, R Courier is attentive to issues of anticipation and anxiety; we strive to make your medical couriering experienced the most relaxed it can possibly be. Not only do we use the latest GPS technology, we have extremely intelligent drivers on our side. In this sense, you’re not simply entrusting a tracking device, but a knowledgeable individual with foundational insights into various medical disciplines.

Given the many exigencies involved in travelling with live medical specimen and various biological samples, it’s absolutely essential for someone in control of large truck full of sensitive items to understand how to handle them. This is, then, an inquiry into the specifics of the old dictum, “handle with care.” For a medical courier, “care” can mean a number of things, and the following will attempt to explore some of those meanings; care doesn’t simply mean updates using only the best, new tracking technology to get a handle on the location of your package. It means having the confidence that your delivery is being undertaken by a responsible and responsive individual. Here, then, are a few reasons why our drivers study up in order to maximize their time as medical couriers.

Temperature Control

Whether the cargo in question is heavy machinery that will be used to build an X-Ray or MRI machine, or hundreds of vials of precious medicine, one must know the physical limits of these items when it comes to temperature. For example, whether or not they need to be chilled or kept at room temperature can make all the difference in a delivery – if the former is true, a temperature controlled truck will be used, as well as specialized cargo containers. If it’s not the case that an item is sensitive to particular temperatures, it’s suitable for just about any number of vehicles. However, without that basic knowledge, the decision-making process on the part of drivers and administrators could easily be skewed.

Attention To Speed

Although certain situations may be urgent, R Courier is aware that going too fast isn’t always the best way to make a delivery happen efficiently. When we have fragile items aboard our cargo, extra caution is taken to prevent any bump-related disruptions. Certain biological specimens, for example, can be damaged very easily by just about any intensity of blunt trauma – even a speed bump can make all the difference if a heart is in the back seat. Consequently, our drivers calculate the most appropriate speeds needed to safely transport your items to their destination. In order to come to these kinds of conclusions, basic medical knowledge is, once again, required on the part of drivers.

Because of their know-how, as soon as a delivery is entered into our system, even the slightest details about the package will tip-off how our drivers need to handle it; so, you can place your order online right away with our easy-to-navigate website and find out for yourself what efficient medical couriering looks like today!