Technological advancements have made great strides in the energy industry – including the emergence of telemedicine and remote paramedics. Now, offshore workers are able to have immediate access to medical care. In addition to saving lives of employees, remote paramedics can help reduce overall downtime and unnecessary emergency transports, saving your company time and money.
Our comprehensive solutions for the oil and gas industry include cross-trained paramedics who are skilled in life support and trauma. They are also dual-trained to fill multiple roles which can eliminate the typical downtime of paramedics on a rig by being able to assist your company in clerical, safety or engineering work as well.
Saving Lives and Reducing Emergency Transports
In the event that an injury occurs on site, being able to administer life-saving medical treatment in a timely manner is essential. Having a paramedic on site who is trained to provide critical care can jump into action immediately as opposed to waiting for medical transport to treat injuries. Remote paramedics also may eliminate the need for emergency offsite transport for injured workers in some situations. Before telemedicine, if a worker was having chest pains they would often be transported back to shore immediately in order to see a doctor right away. With telemedicine, remote paramedics can consult with an occupational medicine physician who can determine if immediate transport is necessary or they can stabilize the patient to avoid unnecessary emergency transport and make other arrangements to get the patient back to shore.
Two Roles for the Price of One
Pharma-Safe remote paramedics are cross-trained to accommodate multiple roles, including safety, engineering and clerical. During their downtime, paramedics who are cross-trained can provide safety training, perform safety assessments, provide accident reports and even help you design a safety plan specific to your site to help reduce injuries.
While not tending to injuries, cross-trained remote paramedics can help stop injuries and accidents from occurring in the first place. Those trained in clerical work can become an additional support staff when they are not needed for medical care. By being able to fill in where needed and help to prevent injuries, our cross-trained remote paramedics are able to reduce overall downtime at your site.
Pharma-Safe’s remote paramedics also are trained in pharmacology, which means that they can prescribe the appropriate medicine for a situation, which would normally require a visit to a doctor off-site.
Telemedicine – Instant Access to Physicians
A telemedicine unit allows our remote paramedics or you to consult with a doctor in real-time when a situation arises with an employee, reducing the need for an off-site visit to a clinic or doctor’s office. You can also use telemedicine as a preventative tool to perform well visits, which can help reduce the number of sick days taken by your employees.
Pharma-Safe can offer you a custom solution based on your needs with our telemedicine services, remote paramedics and even telehealth support. This is not only available for offshore sites, but for remote land sites as well.
The Savings Speak for Themselves
The cost benefits of having a dual-trained remote paramedic at your job site are numerous. If your site’s paramedic is cross-trained in another area in which you need help, it’s like getting two employees for the price of one, and that can be a huge cost saving to your company.
Pharma-Safe is constantly evolving and innovating ways to help provide value and cost savings to our clients. Contact us today to see how we can help you save on your next project.