On demand deliveries can be a tricky service to pull off correctly. This type of delivery is reserved for unscheduled, urgent transportation needs. Some of the industries who utilize this service the most include:
- Courts and attorneys
- Manufacturing plants
In fact, on demand medical deliveries are a vital tool in providing patient care. Moving medical specimens, lab results, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines quickly throughout the Metroplex and throughout the country allows healthcare providers to serve patients faster, improving the healthcare process as a whole.
But a tunnel vision focus on speed, especially when it comes to on demand healthcare deliveries, can have dire consequences. Here at Eagle Express, we believe in a combination of both speed and safety. Not just because it’s our personal policy (it is), but also because safe and secure transport of medical specimens is regulated by the federal government! More on that later.
Here are a few critical factors to consider as you gauge your courier’s commitment to safety while performing on demand medical deliveries.
HIPAA, OSHA, HazMat, biohazard spill handling- these are all examples of training needed by medical delivery couriers. Learning and practicing the proper way to handle sensitive healthcare deliveries while preserving patient privacy and the viability of the items isn’t just recommended, it’s the law. What type of training has your delivery provider received? Ask them! They should be happy to share.
The way you courier maintains their vehicles says a lot about their policies and priorities. A well maintained vehicle is in working order, ready to transport your oversized items, temperature specific cargo, and other on demand medical deliveries at any time. Well-maintained vehicles are also more secure. Locks are in working order, and tracking is accurate. Not to mention, your items won’t end up stranded on the side of the road in a broken down truck.
Speaking of well-maintained vehicles, couriers who are committed to safety offer specific temperature control. Medical deliveries almost always require some type of temperature control. Whether it’s cool, ambient, or frozen, blood samples, vaccines, and prescriptions lose their viability and potency when they’re in extreme temperatures. Temperatures always need to be accurate, and often they need to be specific in order for your medical specimens to remain safe for testing or consumption. If your delivery provider doesn’t offer specific temperature control, you need to look elsewhere.
Last, but certainly not least, experience comes in handy when safely transporting your medical deliveries. Familiarization with the pick-up and drop off process of time and temperature sensitive healthcare items counts in the world of medical transportation. Your courier’s time in the industry is an indicator of their success. With over 37 years in the T&L industry, Eagle Express has experience to boot.
Your on demand medical deliveries are too important to be left to anyone other than a trained and tested professional. Moving your pharmaceuticals, specimens, and patient records quickly is only half the equation. You need a trusted courier who can commit to both speed and safety. Don’t hesitate to seek out the best in transportation providers.
Eagle Express is ready to stand by that winning combination. Our team has been transporting medical items throughout DFW and beyond for nearly four decades. As a true on demand medical delivery provider, you can reach a live member of our team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today to find out the answers to your questions or to schedule your next delivery.