Site Menu

ASSIST AMERICA CASE FILE: Pneumonia and Sepsis in Georgia

8/8/2014
Roy* was visiting his son in Decatur, GA. While getting ready to explore the town, however, he began to vomit blood. His son took Roy to a local hospital, and then called Assist America on his behalf.
 
Assist America immediately began monitoring Roy’s care. After a series of tests, it was determined that Roy was suffering from complications of pneumonia and sepsis. Under intensive care, his condition gradually began to improve. Once he was discharged, however, he was concerned about having the strength to make the journey home to Pennsylvania. Assist America stepped in, providing a medical escort to travel alongside Roy, providing oxygen as necessary and monitoring his breathing as the plane shifted altitudes. Roy was thrilled to once again enjoy the comforts of home, and thankful for the help Assist America provided.

*Name changed for privacy

Click on each title to read the full article.

How to interact with Security Services Abroad +

Under ideal circumstances, foreigners traveling abroad would not need to interact with security services in their host country. Unfortunately, there are times when it is prudent, or even required, specifically if you become the victim of a crime or are accused of a crime in another country. To this end, there are three things foreign travelers should remember. Click to read more...

Protect Sensitive Personal Data While Traveling +

While traveling abroad, it is natural to want to stay connected by bringing along a phone, laptop, or tablet, but doing so often leaves you vulnerable to technologically savvy criminals. Unlike more obvious crimes such as robbery, cybercrimes often go undetected or are not discovered until a victim notices a telltale sign such as a fraudulent charge on their bank account or a new credit card on their credit report. Click to read more...

Click on each title to read the full article.

Things to Consider Before Getting a Tattoo Souvenir While Traveling +

Traveling is a thrilling adventure, a step outside of the comfort zone, one that often propels people to make spontaneous decisions. One of the most common ‘spur-of-the-moment’ decisions people make while traveling is getting a tattoo. Unfortunately, when it comes to tattoos, either you come up a winner with a souvenir you’re happy with forever or go home with something you wish you could have left behind. Click to read more...

Traveling with Diabetes: Tips for a Safe Trip +

Traveling is not easy to begin with, so having to worry about diabetes while traveling can seem a daunting task. To help you for your upcoming trip, we have listed important tips so you can be prepared for any situation and enjoy your travels with peace of mind. Click to read more...

Click on each title to read the full article.

Studying Abroad: Final Preparations +

In a couple of weeks, thousands on college kids will be departing for an adventure of a lifetime: study abroad. Before they head out, it’s time to go through the final preparations and go over the check list one last time. With the help of our international staff and colleagues who studied and live abroad, we compiled the ultimate check list to ease the transition into a life abroad. Click to read more...

In Action: Pre-Trip Assistance Prior to a Study Abroad in Italy +

A few weeks ago, Assist America received a call from a worried mother and her daughter, Jessica*, who needed pre-trip and prescription assistance prior to Jessica's departure for a study abroad program in Italy. Read how our coordinators helped Jessica during her final preparations. Click to read more...

For the latest, up-to-date information regarding key regions, click on the links below:

Africa

East Asia

Europe

Near East

South Asia

Western Hemisphere

 Members of Assist America also have access to country-specific Pre-Trip Information, visa requirements, immunization regulations, security advisories, and more. To view Pre-Trip Information, login with your Assist America reference number on our website or download our free Mobile App (see below for details). 

Dowload our Mobile Apps from the App Store or Google Play.

Our free Mobile App gives you instant access to a wide range of assistance, including:

  • One-touch call to our 24/7 Emergency Operations Center
  • Travel alerts
  • Pre-trip information
  • Travel Status Indicator
  • Global Embassy Locator
  • U.S. Pharmacy Locator
  • And much more!