Healthcare on the Road

November 21, 2019

 

If you are staying at a campground, oftentimes they will have a small first aid kit for minor medical needs such as food poisoning, poison oak rashes or cuts that require bandages. Of course, it’s a good idea to carry your own first aid kit with you while traveling. Make sure your first aid kit has:

  • Bandages and gauze and liquid bandage
  • Antacids for heartburn indigestion, nausea and gastrointestinal issues
  • Sunburn and bug bite relief
  • Tylenol or other over the counter pain relievers
  • Allergy relief and antihistamines

When something happens and you need medical intervention, a campground staff member can direct you to the closest urgent care facility or hospital. In cases of true emergency, do not wait – call for an ambulance immediately. It is good practice to check where the nearest emergency treatment center is before you need it. Quantum® Class C motorhomes have features to keep your vacation healthy including:

  • 12-volt outlet in the bedroom for a CPAP machine
  • Well-equipped kitchens to cook healthy meals
  • Whole coach water filtration in select models

Bring your insurance cards, prescriptions and digital access to medical records if possible. Know that medical visits could cost you more money than if you were within your network at home but don’t let that deter you. Remember your health is most important. Also, just because you are far from home, that does not necessarily mean you will have to pay out of network prices. Many insurance companies cover large regions of the country.

While it is always best to prepare ahead of time, sometimes sickness happens. Here are some things you can do to be ready if a medical issue should arise. Bring plenty of fresh drinking water to stay hydrated, get plenty of rest, and know where the nearest pharmacy is located. Gemini® RUVs™ have everything you need to fully recover from a cold or minor flu:

  • Gas/Electric/LP fridge with stainless steel inserts to keep bottles of Gatorade cold
  • Two burner gas cooktop to cook your favorite chicken noodle soup
  • Queen size bed to provide comfort and rest while you recuperate

When hiking, wear proper footwear and stay on paths. Prepare a bag when you go hiking that has warmer clothes if the temperature drops, a small first aid kit and a fully charged cell phone. If you are hiking in more remote places, make sure to let someone know when you are expected back and where you are going. Bring a snack and plenty of water and if possible. These features in the Outlaw® Class A help you prepare for your hiking trip by offering plenty of spots to charge your devices and keep your clothes clean and dry.

  • Tankless water heater
  • Combo washer/dryer prep in select models
  • USB charging ports in bedroom and living room

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