Navigation Links
Road Rescue Introduces Patient-Centric Concept Ambulance at FDIC
Date:4/10/2008

MARION, S.C., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Road Rescue will unveil its new patient-centric design concept at the Fire Department Instructors Conference, which opens today.

Road Rescue, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR), will showcase a unique concept that starts with the patient as the central focus and designs outward from there. The new vehicle repositions key ambulance features so that emergency medical technicians will have better and more efficient access to patients during transport while at the same time improving safety for all involved.

It will also offer enhanced lighting, additional safety features and optional antimicrobial coatings. The new patient-centric ambulances will be on display at Booth 2432 during the industry's largest trade show, which runs through April 12 in Indianapolis, Ind.

"More than 99 percent of all ambulances that go out on a run have a cot in them," said Gary DeCosse, president of Road Rescue. "Yet when an ambulance is designed and sold, rarely is the patient the starting point. We revamped our design process and began with the cot - and its patient - as the central point.

"This allowed us to develop a central trough across the center of the ambulance where we could position all the key features needed by EMTs within easy reach. We also repositioned the lights, air vents and control panels for better access. The result is an exceptionally functional vehicle that positions the patient and the attendant EMT at the center of the action."

Road Rescue's new concept ambulance features an innovative design that delivers multiple benefits, including:

-- All medical equipment is mounted in a specially designed longitudinal

trough directly overhead from the patient, putting vital tools

conveniently at the fingertips of the EMT.

-- Switch panel mounted above the patient, giving the EMT the ability to

remain safely buckled in yet the freedom to work from any of the three

squad benches. The repositioned switch panel keeps the controls within

easy reach, allowing the EMT to focus entirely on the patient.

-- Repositioned lights mounted at precise angles to focus light directly

on the patient. Additional selective lighting modes are available to

light the lower extremities, torso or head.

-- Improved ride and handling with a two-inch composite foam floor that

reduces distracting road noise and liquid silicone technology that

allows the driver to switch instantly into a patient transport mode.

-- Optional antimicrobial coatings that cover more than 90 percent of the

vehicle interior in an effort to protect patients and techs from

pathogen exposure.

-- Additional safety features, including well-positioned grab bars

throughout the interiors and exterior crash rails installed without

puncturing the skin of the body.

-- Redesigned internal cabinetry featuring a sleeker look with easier

restocking features and additional corner protections.

"Medical aid calls have nearly tripled since 1980," DeCosse said. "Annually, more than 16.2 million ambulance runs are made each year to emergency rooms around the country. Road Rescue's new patient-centric ambulance design will enhance the ability of EMTs to deliver critical medical care while en route to the hospital and improve the safety for patients and technicians."

About Road Rescue

Established in 1976, Road Rescue, Inc. (http://www.roadrescue.com) designs and manufactures a complete line of premium custom ambulances and emergency-rescue vehicles. An innovative market leader, Road Rescue pioneers new features that allow technicians to provide effective patient care in a safe, secure environment. The Road Rescue(TM) brand name signifies quality, innovation, strength and reliability to emergency personnel throughout North America. Road Rescue is a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR).


'/>"/>
SOURCE Spartan Motors, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Natural Disaster Rescue Teams at Public Health Facilities Across the Country Learn from Katrina Failures
2. Internet Comes to Rescue of 14 Million Uninsured in U.S.; Providing Access to Gov. Health Programs Theyre Not Aware of
3. Scientists from Europe, Israel and the US develop robotic rats to aid in rescue missions
4. Photo: Animal Rescue League of Boston Receives $3 Million Grant to Establish a Center for Shelter Dogs
5. Michael Moore Defends 9/11 Rescue Workers and Criticizes Insurance Industry on California Nurses Association Press Call
6. Delta Dental of Illinois Introduces Smile Smart For Your Health
7. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
8. Highmark Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
9. Sentillion Introduces Affordable Next Generation Healthcare Single Sign-On Solution Called expreSSO(TM)
10. GladRags Introduces the Moon Cup - An Environmentally-Sound and Safe Alternative to Disposable Feminine Hygiene Products!
11. Triveris Introduces Personal Health Record with Built-in Health Advisor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who ... Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, ... Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility ... home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to ... Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to ... fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency ... named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) announced ... Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect to ... CPXX ) expired effective June 24, 2016, ... previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and ... Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for all ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 Story Highlights: ... within the health care industry is causing providers to ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for health ... efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization ... better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, ... design, development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral ... announced today that Bill Messer has ... Marketing to further leverage the growing portfolio of ... devices. Bill joins the Collagen Matrix ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: