News : ER24 Achieves NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation
Johannesburg, South Africa, Sept 11, 2015 -- Subsequent to a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, NAAMTA is awarding ER24 full medical transport accreditation for their fixed-, rotor-wing and ground programs. As a result, ER24 now begins their role as a NAAMTA Alliance member, and thus is privy to the benefits associated.
NAAMTA’s Alliance members are held in high esteem for meeting stringent requirements that define and influence transport operational excellence. ER24 not only demonstrated compliance in each of the extensive standards, but also excelled in identifying best practice procedures and instilling these values in each employee. NAAMTA found their compliance to be evident through employee interviews, on-site evaluations, and process reviews, all of which were conducted using ISO 9001:2008 auditing guidelines.
NAAMTA’s Accreditation program is built on providing standards that focus on quality patient care and the safety of the transports for all involved. NAAMTA’s Alliance unifies each accredited organization in the vanguard of continuous improvement for medical transport.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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ER24 is a national, private emergency medical service in South Africa that provides emergency medical care at a public and private level. It is aimed at the provision of pre-hospital emergency care, including emergency care transportation by road and air. Branches with ambulances and other emergency resources are placed in all major metropolitan areas and towns around the country as well as contracts with well-established ambulance service providers in the outlying areas.
The National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) is a non-profit organization that functions as a “Best Practices” developer/bearer for medical transport services, which is shaped by combined industries such as aviation, ground and air ambulance, healthcare, and emergency management.
Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2015