THE INTERDISCIPLINARY DEVELOPMENT OF AMBULANCE DESIGN CRITERIA

THE WIDE VARIATION IN AMBULANCE EQUIPMENT AND REGULATION OF AMBULANCE SERVICES, COUPLED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS FOR ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES OPERATING ON THE HIGHWAYS, RESULTED IN THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING BEING ASKED TO UNDERTAKE A STUDY OF AMBULANCE DESIGN CRITERIA. THIS STUDY WAS PERFORMED BY AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE CONSISTING OF PHYSICIANS, AMBULANCE OPERATORS, AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, AND SPECIALISTS IN RELATED FIELDS. IN ADDITION TO DESCRIBING THE ORGANIZATION AND ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE, THIS PAPER SUMMARIZES THE MAJOR AMBULANCE DESIGN CRITERIA RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMITTEE AND CONCLUDES WITH A LISTING OF THE ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESSFUL INTERDISCIPLINARY EFFORTS TO SOLVE A SPECIFIC PROBLEM. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 54-62
  • Monograph Title: Highway safety improvements
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 10 1971 12:00AM