ERIC Number: ED063468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Medical Requirements for Ambulance Design and Equipment. Emergency Health Series.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Medical Sciences.
A vehicle must meet certain specific requirements to be classified as an ambulance if it is to satisfy the demands of the physician in terms of emergency care for which properly trained ambulance attendants can be held responsible. Developed by professional and lay experts for use by automotive designers and manufacturing, this publication would be useful resource material for a teacher in a technical institute or instructors of emergency squad personnel. Requirements are provided for: (1) The Ambulance, including requirements for general vehicular design and specific requirements for the driver and patient areas, (2) Security and Rescue Equipment, (3) Emergency Care Equipment and Supplies, which include litters, airway care, ventilation, oxygenation, external cardiac compression, immobilization of fractures, prevention and treatment of shock, wound dressings, emergency childbirth and transportation of newborn infants, poisoning, and special equipment, (4) Communication and Documentation, which includes a 2-way radio, telemetry equipment, and recording devices and (5) Transportation by Air. (SB)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Emergency Squad Personnel, Facility Requirements, Human Factors Engineering, Medical Services, Motor Vehicles, Poisoning, Safety Equipment
Information Clearinghouse, Div. of Emergency Health Services, Health Services and Mental Health Admin., 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20852
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Emergency Health Services.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Div. of Medical Sciences.