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A vehicle that's used for treating and transporting patients who need emergency medical care to a hospital


First responder vehicles

Respond initially to the scene with personnel and equipment to treat the sick and injured until an ambulance can arrive


Star of life

The emblem that identifies vehicles as ambulances


What are the 9 phases of an ambulance call?

Preparation, dispatch, en route, arrival on scene, transfer of patient to ambulance, transport (to facility), delivery (at facility), en route to station, postrun


Cpr board

Provides a firm surface under the patients torso so you can give effective chest compressions


How many liters of oxygen should the mountain oxygen unit have on an ambulance?

3000 L


What patient transport equipment should each ambulance carry?

*a primary wheeled ambulance stretcher
* A wheeled stair chair for use in narrow spaces
*a long backboard
*a short backboard or immobilization device


Jump kit

The "five minute kit" containing anything you might need in the first five minutes with the patient except for the semi automatic external defibrillator, possibly the oxygen cylinder, and portable suction unit


What personal protective equipment might you need for situations?

Face shields
Gowns, shoe covers, caps
Turnout gear
Helmets with face shields or safety goggles
Safety shoes or boots


What gear should be kept in your weatherproof compartment of the rig?

* warning devices that flash intermittently or have reflectors
* two high-intensity halogen 20,000 candlepower flashlights of the recharging battery powered
*fire extinguisher
* hard hats or helmets with face shields or safety goggles
* portable flood lights


For every emergency request, the dispatcher should gather and record what information?

*the nature of the call
*the name, present location, and callback number of the caller
*the location of the patients
* The number of patients and some idea of the severity of their conditions
* any other special problems or pertinent information about hazards or weather conditions


What steps do you need to follow while delivering a patient to the hospital

1. Repot your arrival to the triage nurse or other personnel
2. Physically transfer the patient from the stretcher to the bed directed for your patient
3. Present a complete verbal report at the bedside to the nurse or physician who is taking over the patient's care
4. Complete a detailed report, obtain the required signatures, and leave a copy with an appropriate staff member.


What should you do as soon as you get back to the station regarding your rig?

Clean and disinfect the ambulance in any equipment that was used, if you did not do so before leaving the hospital

Restock any supplies you did not get at the hospital



Process of removing dirt, dust, blood, or other visible contaminants from a surface or equipment



The killing of pathogenic agents by directly applying a chemical made for that purpose to a surface or equipment


High level disinfection

The killing of pathogenic agents by the use of potent means of disinfection



A process, such as the use of heat, which removes all micro bacterial contamination


Cushion of safety

Making sure your not too close to the vehicle in front of you, watching for tailgaters, always being aware of cars in your blind spot


Air ambulances

Used to evacuate medical and trauma patients


What are the two types of air medical units?

Fixed wing and rotary wing


Fixed wing aircrafts

Generally used to transfer patients from one hospital to another over distances greater than 100 to 150 miles


Rotary wing aircraft (helicopter)

Used to help provide emergency medical care to patients who need to be transported quickly over shorter distances



Medical evacuation. Is generally performed exclusively by helicopters


What should a landing area look like for a helicopter

A landing area should be a level surface measuring 100' x 100'