Access to essential medical equipment is critical in providing care to pediatric patients in the pre-hospital setting. The American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians and National Association of EMS Physicians have developed a comprehensive guideline for ambulance equipment for both BLS and ALS providers. This list has been endorsed by both the National EMSC program and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Equipment recommendations on this list may differ from state requirements.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Transporting Children in an Ambulance PDF
Approximately six million children are transported by emergency medical services (EMS) vehicles each year in the United States. There are risks of injury associated with transport…
Equipment for Ground Ambulances: Joint Policy Statement
Almost four decades ago, the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) developed a list of standardized equipment for ambulances.