All the details you need to know about ambulances

 All the details you need to know about ambulances

A vehicle that transports patients to hospital departments on behalf of the healthcare industry is called an ambulance. This medically applied vehicle responds to medical emergencies and supports pre-hospital procedures. For example, first aid, stabilization of serious injuries/illnesses, transfer of patients to final care, etc. There are many types of ambulances. There are vans/ambulances, motorcycle ambulances, helicopters/ambulances, and fire truck ambulances.


Principles of circulation for an ambulance


Ambulances are expected to reach patients or the site on time. Traffic rules have been changed slightly so that ambulances can reach patients more quickly; They are allowed to skip red flags or the “stop” sign and set speed limits.

The public must locate an ambulance on the road. Traffic must give way to the ambulance and allow it to reach its destination more quickly. Therefore, ambulances come with visual and sound signals. Ambulances usually have stickers indicating their services. They have negative visual and audio warnings. Ambulances have high contrast designs and retro-reflective stickers. It also includes stickers spelling out an ambulance in the local language. These stickers are affixed to the ambulance so that they reflect on the vehicle and appear correctly on the reflections.

Tools in an ambulance


Ambulances exclude the basic tools to control a critical situation. These are several first aid kits, a few screens, and other essentials.

1. First aid kit (including a stethoscope, oxygen cylinder, and IV equipment)

2. BP device (digital BP machine, Mercury BP machine)

3. Suction unit

4. Thermometers and glucometers

5. All kinds of scissors

6. All kinds of tweezers

7. Stainless steel sinks and containers (medium and large), etc.

In addition to technical equipment, the ambulance needs machinery to expand patient care. Therefore, machines such as:

1. CCTV Camera: 

which collects evidence in/out of an ambulance. In the event of a violation of the law by patients or staff, these screenshots are used.

2. Tail-lift / ramp: 

The ramp is used to load or unload the patient from the ambulance.

3. Two-way radio: 

This radio allows the crew to report the case and transmit information to the hospital to better understand the situation.

4. Screens: 

to check the activity and condition of the human body, etc.

Types of ambulances


There are four types of ambulances:

1. BLS (Basic Life Support): 

These are the people we see regularly. These are used for patients with non-serious illnesses or injuries, such as small fractures, loss of consciousness, etc. These ambulances are equipped with wheelchairs, beds, automatic loading stretchers, oxygen dispensers, etc.

2. ALS (Advanced Life Support): 

used for patients with heart disease or serious injury. These ambulances are equipped with advanced machinery such as ventilators, ECG monitors, blood collection instruments, defibrillators, etc. These ambulances also have trained personnel who can meet the needs of the patient.

3. Patient transport car: 

it is used to transport a patient from one health center to another, including hospitals and examination centers. It is equipped with a bed and other basic survival equipment.

4. Corpses:

Used only to transport corpses. These are also called hearse trucks. They have a freezer box and trained staff to ensure the safe transport of the body.
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