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HOW TO EQUIP AN AMBULANCE‎

SALAM N ASFAR

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2007 Volume: 13 Issue: 2 Pages: 19-23
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Almost four decades ago, the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of ‎Surgeons (ACS) developed a list of standardized equipment for ambulances. Since 1988, the ‎American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has published a similar list. Both of those ‎organizations collaborated on the existing joint document, published in 2000. With this revision, ‎the National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians (NAEMSP) has agreed to ‎participate in this collaboration. All three organizations adhere to the principle that emergency ‎medical technicians (EMTs) at all levels must have the appropriate equipment and supplies to ‎optimize prehospital delivery of care, since EMTs care for patients of all ages, with a wide ‎variety of medical and traumatic conditions.‎