MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AMBULANCE DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT

IT HAS BEEN FOUND THAT NO ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS FOR AMBULANCE DESIGN EXIST AND THAT MOST AMBULANCES IN THIS COUNTRY ARE UNSUITABLE, HAVE INCOMPLETE FIXED EQUIPMENT, CARRY INADEQUATE SUPPLIES, AND ARE MANNED BY UNTRAINED ATTENDANTS. THE NAS-NRC COMMITTEE ON EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE HAS ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL AND LAY EXPERTS TO DEVELOP NATIONALLY ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS FOR AMBULANCE DESIGN AND FOR EQUIPMENT TO BE USED BY AMBULANCE PERSONNEL. THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TO RELATE TO PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS THE REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE INCORPORATED IN AN AMBULANCE IF IT IS TO SATISFY THE DEMANDS OF THE PHYSICIAN IN TERMS OF THE EMERGENCY CARE FOR WHICH PROPERLY TRAINED AMBULANCE ATTENDANTS CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy Sciences

    /Com On Emergency Medical Services
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

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  • Accession Number: 00222987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 17 1994 12:00AM