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  • Writer's pictureSai 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:

  • First-Aid Kit

  • Gluco Meter

  • Wheel Chair

  • Multi Utility Stretcher

  • Multi Para Monitor

  • Ventilator

  • Syringe Pump

  • Infusion Pump

  • AED - Automated External Defibrillator

  • Defibrillator

  • BiPab

  • CPAP

  • Pediatric Ventilator

  • Incubator

  • Ambubag

  • Bain Circuit

  • Suction Apparatus

  • Stethoscope

  • 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

  • Endotracheal Tubes

  • Safe Slide

  • Pediatric Spine Board

  • Scoop Board

  • Adult Scoop Board


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