Do you know the different types of ambulance service? There are a few! When an emergency happens, it's important to know which ambulance to call. Here is a breakdown of the three types of ambulance service and what each one does. Hopefully, this will help you be prepared in case of an emergency! Stay safe!
What Are The Different
Types of Ambulance
Basic ambulances are controlled by an emergency
medical technician (EMT) and transport patients
who need basic medical supervision under minor or
rash situations such as moderate fractures, and sub-
acute care facilities (nursing homes). It includes the
patient bed, pulse oximetry, and oxygen delivery
Advance ambulances are provided with advanced
equipment and devices to manage critically ill
patients. They are also provided with an ECG
monitor, defibrillator, intravenous and blood
drawing tools, etc. Patients who need a high level of
attention and who are struggling for life need
services like hospital emergency ward or critical
care unit need advance ambulance services.
This is the most common type of
When a patient has an acute illness or damage and they
want to move from one place to another for surgery with
a life support system then this service is needed. This
service is not only on the road it can be used in boats,
helicopters, anything that can use for fast transportation.
Patient Transport Vehicle
During non-emergency conditions, a Medical transport
vehicle transports patients to and from hospitals. A
patient needs to be transferred to a facility that can
provide a higher or more special level of care or used to
transfer patients from a specific facility to a hospital
when they no longer need this specific care.
Air ambulances use air transport by airplane or
helicopter to transport cases to and from healthcare
facilities and disaster scenes. Air ambulances
transportation patients to specialist care, they can
also bring professional care to the accident scene,
unusually for major trauma cases.
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