AMBULANCES


  • Type A: with bodywork defined “emergency ambulance”, fitted with devices to transport of the sick and the injured, and equipped with special advanced assistance technology;
  • Type B: with bodywork defined as “patient transport ambulance”, fitted with devices to transport the sick and the injured, and equipped with basic assistance technology.
Type A, depending on the crew on board, can be further divided into:
  • Basic Emergency Vehicle: mounting EMT only.
  • Basic Advanced Emergency Vehicle: mounting nurses
  • Advanced Emergency Vehicle: mounting medical personnel.
Minimum standards for emergency vehicles are stated by European Law, but also national and local regulations, so they may vary upon different contexts and realities. Nevertheless these are the main medical equipments and electro-medical devices that can be found on ambulances:

  • first aid and medication kit;
  • resuscitation kit;
  • oxygen therapy;
  • safety kit for EMTs;
  • diagnosis tools;
  • trauma management devices;
  • patients transport devices.