How can we better design a critical care ambulance?

Designing an ambulance is always a thrilling, yet anxious task. It gets more extreme when one is designing a dedicated ambulance-like one that is meant for use by Ambulance services for the transport of critically ill patients to ICUs, CCU’s or any other Trauma care centers. While planning out an ambulance for standard Ambulance service for hospitals, the team shall have many options and choices, but in the case of designing an ambulance for Ambulance services providers to be used in critical care situations, the choices and options grow manifold, as in the case of the Critical care ambulances the vehicle to be used will be enormously dissimilar in space, set-up, manning, dimensions and price than the typical ambulance. So in this piece, we look at the various factors while designing an ICU ambulance that will be used by Ambulance services providers in India

The first point to note while designing an ICU ambulance would be to talk to some of the staff of the Ambulance services to find out what they want and what kind of equipment they think the vehicle should contain. The team will provide you with a list of things they think are required and are needed in the vehicle. One should also communicate to this team that the list they have provided is for ideas only and what will ultimately come in the new vehicle will depend upon the budget of the designing company.

The next point would be to select a vendor that has prior experience in operating ICU ambulances. One should never be frightened to reproduce somebody else’s thoughts for the arrangement of an ambulance. Each Ambulance service using a dedicated ICU Ambulance will have its own exact requirements; by observing from end to end 10 or 15 plans one will find thoughts one has not assumed yet.

If one already has a person who has built an ambulance for him earlier, then one should work with the vendor to make a rough design of the new vehicle and present it to the Ambulance service for hospitals to check if the design can be improved. 

Once this has been done look to perfect the vehicle design, keeping in mind the particular function it will be providing. One will have to incorporate in the basic design power outlets and space for oxygen masks and cylinders, and also how people will be seated inside the vehicle, and what kinds of seats (bench or bucket seating) will be provided. Also to be kept in mind is the size and number of cupboards or drawers that should be inside the vehicle and their placement should not hinder the movement of staff inside it.

One should then start providing precise invention info for each and every article in your printed requirement. This must include the company name if an exact piece is wanted. If one is not considering a precise make, permit the dealer to offer the exact info.

Once all this is done the vehicle framework choice is a must as one has to pick a vehicle that will work best with the needs of the designer and the Ambulance services providers in India to select a vehicle that meets all the requirements. Ensure that you select the right dealer or automobile manufacturer when selecting the basic framework of the vehicle as there will be a number of options when it comes to the vehicle’s engine, diffusion, freeway trappings, and seats. Most of the frameworks are great for typical ambulance requirements and must be custom-made for use as a Critical care ambulance by Ambulance services providers in India. 

Once you have selected the basic design, then start putting all the items you require in the vehicle. Make a list of these items and write down a price next to it. One should get a price from at least 4 suppliers/vendors for the items you require on the vehicle.

Designing an ICU ambulance for Ambulance services providers is no easy task but it is one that needs to be done efficiently.

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