Sai Harish Haridoss
Most Common Types of Ambulance In India
Updated: Nov 12, 2020
Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS): BLS Ambulance transport is for fracture patients, patients discharged to home after treatment, psychiatric patients, patients visiting the Hospital for periodic health check up and other non-emergency medical transportation.
The personnel of BLS ambulances, Driver & Stretcher Bearer are only meant for supporting the patient to get safely into the Ambulance and not allowed to do any medical procedures while in the Ambulance.
BLS Ambulance will be only equipped with Oxygen Support and First Aid Kit, for emergency purpose only.
Advanced Life Support Ambulance (ALS): ALS Ambulance transport is a kind of rescue support or meant for transporting a Critical Patient. ALS Ambulance will be fully equipped with all life saving medical equipment along with a Paramedic. The Paramedic is a qualified Health Care Professionals who are allowed to do first aid, monitor the patients, give injections to stabilize the patients with the advice of the Doctor.
ALS Equipment List:
Multi Utility Stretcher
Multi Para Monitor
AED - Automated External Defibrillator
Air Purifier (99.9 % Germs Free Ambulance)
IV Fluids - Normal Saline 100ml, 500ml, DNS 500ml, RL500ml
Oxygen Cylinder A-Type, B-Type, Mobile Oxygen Cylinder
Shifting Monitor - Pediatric and Adult
Oxygen Mask, Hudson Mask, High Flow Mask, BiPAP Mask, Nasal Parong
IV Cannula 18fg, 20fg, 22fg, 24fg, Butterfly Venflons
Airway, Larynoscope for Pediatric and Adult
Pediatric Spine Board
Adult Scoop Board