What’s it like inside a private ambulance

February 19, 2021
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Private ambulances are mainly used to provide transportation and transfer services for patients from their homes to the hospital, clinic, or other medical and special-care institution of their choice and vice versa. While they can still cater to emergencies in certain cases, private ambulances are mostly associated with non-emergency use.

But have you ever wondered what the inside of a private ambulance looks like? 

The inside of a private ambulance is small, as you can expect. It’s like a tiny room, but your eyes won’t be able to see all of it.

Paramedics 

The first thing you can expect inside an ambulance is a paramedic. These highly-trained professionals will provide you with assistance and make sure that you are seated comfortably and strapped properly in the seat while being transported. 

Medical equipment

Even if not for emergency cases, private ambulances should have an inventory of medical equipment that can be readily used in case the need arises. By inventory, this means a private ambulance should be equipped with the right set of apparatus and devices to ensure that everything goes smoothly inside the ambulance.

Ambulance Bag or First-Aid Box

All ambulances, even non-emergency ones, should carry an ambulance bag or first-aid box. This bag or box contains everything that is required for first-aid treatment. This includes bandages, drips, and syringes. It also includes a variety of medicines like antibiotics, antiseptics, analgesics, antipyretics, and sedatives.

Bed or stretcher and ambulance chair

The most essential equipment in a private ambulance is the ambulance chair or stretcher. Because the patient needs to be transferred from one location to another, a wheelchair or stretcher is required. 

Oxygen Support

Basic oxygen support like a bag valve mask (BVM) and the suction unit should always be present inside an ambulance truck regardless if it is for non-emergency cases. A bag valve mask offers ventilation while a suction unit is used when breathing difficulties arise due to a fluid blockage in the patient’s airway. 

 

Sphygmomanometer

A sphygmomanometer is a device used to check the blood pressure of the patient. This is usually needed in the case of an emergency, but keeping it inside a private ambulance makes it handy for sudden use. 

 

Nebuliser

A nebuliser is used to turn liquid medication to steam, making it easier for the patient to inhale. A nebuliser is often harnessed for a patient’s urgent relief.

 

ECG Monitor and Defibrillator

An electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor is for displaying the heart’s rhythm and is essential in cases of a heart attack. A private ambulance carries an ECG monitor and a defibrillator for use in emergency cases.

Ventilators

Ventilators are a form of advanced life support technology that is used to provide air into the lungs. This machine is utilised to address severe breathing difficulties. 

Overall, a private ambulance is essentially the same as any other ambulance for emergencies. This is because a private a

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