PEW RESEARCH: Lax Ambulance Rules Put Paramedics, Patients at Risk

Posted by Scott Millen on Mar 17, 2017 3:08:37 PM

As an EMS professional, you know the danger that comes with emergency, prehospital care and transport. Over the past several years, the crashworthiness of an ambulance has been part of an ongoing industry conversation that is focused on safety and SAE Compliance.  

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Topics: inTraxx, SAE Compliance

How do you spend your time in transport?

Posted by Scott Millen on Mar 3, 2017 1:46:18 PM

"Emergency preparedness can be defined as preimpact activities that establish a state of readiness to respond to extreme events that could affect the community. It establishes organizational readiness to minimize the adverse impact of these events by means of active responses to protect the health and safety of individuals and the integrity and functioning of physical structures. As indicated in Chapter 3, emergency preparedness is achieved by planning, training, equipping, and exercising the emergency response organization." FEMA: Fundamentals of Emergency Management, Chapter 9 Excerpt

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Topics: inTraxx

REV Group Announces Partnership with Ferno on Revolutionary New Ambulance Design

Posted by Scott Millen on Feb 24, 2017 3:37:11 PM

REV Group, a $2+ billion manufacturer of industry-leading motor vehicle brands, and Ferno, the global leader in emergency pre-hospital patient handling equipment, are announcing the launch of a groundbreaking and innovative patient and crew-centric ambulance design. This design will allow EMS providers to experience improved patient & medic safety, operational flexibility, and system efficiency.

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Topics: inTraxx

iN∫TRAXX™ is Modernizing Workflow During Ambulance Transport

Posted by Ferno on Feb 13, 2017 5:13:18 PM

In 2012, researchers representing several top colleges and universities in the U.S. presented on the National Characteristics of Emergency Medical Services Reponses in the United States at the National Association of EMS Physicians.

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Topics: inTraxx

How organized is your workspace during transport?

Posted by Scott Millen on Jan 10, 2017 11:13:17 PM

Your cardiac patient is loaded into the ambulance. You are focused on his vital signs and assessing his condition. How fast and efficient can you be in less than 90 seconds? Are you seated and restrained? Is the cot locked in?

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Topics: inTraxx

What kind of people steal ambulances?

Posted by Scott Millen on Jan 9, 2017 4:07:41 PM

 Every time an ambulance is taken, the world makes a collective shake of their head. And make no mistake, ambulances are stolen often and in every state in the U.S. But what motivates someone to get behind a wheel and take it for a “joy ride” as some press refer to it. Unfortunately, the first motivation are keys in the ignition. Several agencies are now implementing new security features and doling out keys to both crew members in an effort to get the ambulance locked and secured in route to a patient.

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Topics: inTraxx

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