When is it OK to call an ambulance?
When would you call 000 for an ambulance? When a fall results in a nasty fracture? Concern that labour is progressing so rapidly that you’ll give birth before you can get to hospital? Weakness from prolonged vomiting and diarrhoea? If you take a look at some Australian ambulance websites, none of these examples meet their definitionRead More
Ambulance VIC Changes Save 39 Extra Lives
An overhaul of Ambulance Victoria’s emergency responses has seen paramedics treating more critical patients instead of non-urgent cases, saving more lives. Victorian paramedics have saved 39 extra lives and were able to respond to 7000 other critical cases within 15 minutes thanks to an overhaul of the emergency response system. Ambulance Victoria changed its clinicalRead More
In the Future Your Ambulance Could Be Driverless
The revolution in driverless vehicles will make many jobs obsolete. In the US alone, it is estimated that driverless vehicles will wipe out 4.1m jobs. Truck drivers, delivery drivers, taxi drivers and Uber drivers will be out of work, and sooner than you might think. But automation can be a force for good, doing jobs more cheaply,Read More
Flying defibrillator ‘ambulance drone’ prototypes unveiled
A DUTCH-based student has unveiled a prototype of an “ambulance drone”, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious lifesaving minutes. Developed by Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to 100km/h. “Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and onlyRead More