R&D by NIST and partners yields new standard for safer ambulances
from National Institute of Standards and Technology
Thanks to a newly updated standard for ambulance design based on research and development by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and two federal partners, emergency runs should soon be much safer for paramedics and other first responders. Emergency medical service (EMS) providers riding in the back of current-design ambulances are at high risk of injury or death during a crash or an evasive traffic maneuver if they’re not using restraints. However, they often complain that restraints make it difficult to access and treat patients while in route to a hospital.
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