Ambulance bicycles for terrain and city use
Ease in use both in rough territories for example from the individual situated medical van to a local patient, but also within the built hospital complexes during emergency conditions.
The lightweight aluminum frame and the 24 speed gear train facilitates the rapidity required, even in rough territories.
For reasons of expedience and being "nimble" maneuvering in congested traffic, physician or paramedic can quickly arrive at the scene of (say) the accident, even in congested traffic conditions or to the outskirts of from say the mobile clinic in the outskirts of a rural landscape.
This Cycle ambulance as it has been christened, has found its place for deployment in the congested city-center of Utrecht in The Netherlands.
In addition, these cycles are easily hoisted to a support frame hinged on the tow bar at the rear of the vehicle van, or even mounted on a transport frame affixed on the roof of the ambulance.
These cycles will have appropriate carrier bags and cases which can be hung on the handle-bar or at the rear side, and will have the bare necessity to give immediate first-aid to sustain life, in anticipation of an ambulance.
The equipment carried by cycle responders will vary depending upon role and the level to which the rider is trained. Typically the responder will carry oxygen and a defibrillator as these are primary basic life support items for dealing with conditions such as cardiac arrest. They may also carry additional airway management equipment (such as airways or bag valve masks) and drugs appropriate to their skill level. They are also likely to carry first aid equipment such as bandages and dressings.
The equipment can be carried on the bike (in panniers), on the person of the responder (using a rucksack or modified utility jacket) or in trailer.
A cycle responder is a medically trained responder, such as a paramedic or first aider that uses a bicycle to respond to a medical emergency. They are used by professional ambulance services to respond to emergency calls and also by private and voluntary providers of medical cover at events.
Cycle responders are provided in order to provide fast, effective medical assistance to patients in areas in which a traditional road ambulance or response car would have a delayed response time, and where responders on foot may not be fast enough, or cannot provide sufficient cover over an area.