Norway uses smaller ambulances with big focus on safety

August 22, 2014    |   By: Calevir

ambulance design3Ever wondered what an ambulance from another country might look like?   Ronald Rolfsen from Oslo University Hospital recently spoke about Ambulance Safety and Design at the Kansas EMS Conference.   In Norway, there is a tradition to use smaller ambulances compared to USA. The ambulances are designed with a focus on automobile safety, occupant safety, ergonomics, and user friendliness. At the head of the stretcher is a seat where the airway of the patient would be managed. If you look closely you will see that equipment and necessary tools are within reach. Rolfsen says it’s important to set design standards so crews can take care of the patient and remain secure with seat-belts. The pictures are from Oslo ambulance services new intensive care ambulance.   Thank you for the great presentation at KEMSA, Ronald Rolfsen!

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