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The Best Special Features of Ambulences and Rescue Vehicles

Ambulances have to be decked out with various special tools to make the business of saving lives possible.

When you hear the sirens of an ambulance, you know that help is on the way. In addition to sirens and flashing lights, ambulances are decked out with other special tools to make the jobs of rescue workers a bit easier. Here are some of those noteworthy implements:


Mobile Computer Station

Most ambulances are equipped with a data terminal so that rescue workers can perform all normal computer functions on the go. It may be necessary to quickly do some research, send electronic data to a hospital, contact other crew members in the field, or document rescue mission details. The computer station is wirelessly linked to a main computer at the healthcare facility that the ambulance belongs to.


Air Conditioning and Filtration System

Ill or injured patients may need to be transported under certain conditions so that their health doesn't degrade at an accelerated rate. The AC allows emergency medical technicians to manipulate the internal environment of the ambulance according to the patient's needs. A filtration system also protects workers from airborne pathogens that may be emitted from sick patients.


Ramp or Tail Lift

Since stretchers are deployed during just about every emergency, the ramp or tail lift makes it easier for workers to get patients in and out of the vehicle. This feature is especially useful when handling patients who are obese or fragile. Ramps and tail lifts also allow EMTs to move large and heavy equipment with ease.


Security Cameras

Closed-circuit cameras are found in all ambulances. They are there to document everything that goes on inside the vehicle. The cameras protect patients from being abused by EMTs, and they also protect EMTs when they must defend themselves against agitated and irrational patients. The cameras deter all individuals onboard from doing anything illegal and provide evidence when the law is broken.


Two-Way Radio

A two-way radio provides ambulance personnel with a quick and easy line of communication between the ambulance and the hospital. It's primarily used to update hospital workers on a patient's current health condition and the ambulance's current position on the road. The radio can also be used to receive medical advice from physicians or to stay in touch with other deployed rescue vehicles.


Trauma Lighting

Some patients may have conditions that make them very sensitive to standard white light, so ambulances are equipped with filters to alter the color. Red and blue are the most common alternate hues used.


Data Recording Technologies

Data recorders document statistics that relate to the function of the emergency vehicle. Speed limit, mileage, siren activation, braking, seat belt usage, and other data are recorded in the case of a car accident or other sudden misfortune. Recorders also help medical supervisors determine whether EMTs are doing their jobs according to protocol.


Saving lives isn't easy. EMTs must receive extensive training to prepare for unpredictable real-world rescue missions. They also need the proper tools to make every rescue as efficient as possible so that patients survive the trip to the hospital.


Informational Credit to 911 Industrial Response Inc





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