Ambulance Services in Namibia
What is an Ambulance?
An ambulance is a medically equipped vehicle which transports patients to treatment facilities, such as hospitals. Typically, out-of-hospital medical care is provided to the patient. Ambulances are used to respond to medical emergencies by emergency medical services.
These are some of the ambulance service in Namibia
AEMS Ambulance Services
E-Med Rescue 24
Namibia Private Ambulance Services
LifeLink Emergency Rescue Services
Namibia Medical Rescue 24/7 Services
Elite Emergency Rescue Services
Namibia Medical Rescue 24/7 Services
International SOS Namibia (Pty) Ltd
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the four levels of ambulance services?
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Life Support, Level 1 (
- Advanced Life Support, Level 2 (
- Specialty Care Transport (SCT)
- Paramedic Intercept (PI)
What are ambulance services?
Emergency medical services (EMS), also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are emergency services that provide urgent pre-hospital treatment and stabilisation for serious illness and injuries and transport to definitive care.
What do the ambulance service do?
As the mobile arm of the health service in London, our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.
What is ambulance used for?
An ambulance is a medically equipped vehicle used to facilitate the transport of patients to treatments centers such as hospitals. There will be specialized medical staff such as the EMTs(Emergency Medical Technicians) and Paramedics who can handle critical emergencies.
What is in an ambulance?
Ambulances contain the equipment needed to stabilise someone who is ill or injured and to get them to hospital. That includes stretchers, defibrillators, spine boards, oxygen and oxygen masks, cervical (neck) collars, splints, bandages and a range of drugs and intravenous fluids.
How does the ambulance system work?
The basic life support (BLS) ambulance typically has two EMTs who can assess patients, identify their health problems and provide them with basic care, including oxygen for patients who are having difficulty breathing. BLS crews also are trained on how to extricate car crash victims from the wreckage of their vehicles.
What services do paramedics provide?
- driving and staffing ambulances and other emergency vehicles.
- responding to emergency 999 calls.
- assessing patients, providing emergency treatment and making diagnoses.
- monitoring and administering medication, pain relief and intravenous infusions.
- dressing wounds/injuries.
Do ambulances take dead bodies?
EMS transport of obviously dead, or patients that have been pronounced dead, is generally to be avoided. There are a number of reasons for this. “EMS shouldn’t move a body until law enforcement and/or the medical investigator can perform their investigation,” Maggiore said.
Does an ambulance always take you to hospital?
Patients can ask an ambulance to go to a specific hospital even if it is on diversion. The ambulance will take a patient where he or she requests — unless, in the view of the paramedic crew, doing so violates local or state protocol or would endanger the patient.
Is there a sink in an ambulance?
Besides cooking, people often install a sink. Most ambulance already have a water pump installed, so it’s not that difficult. For entertainment, most RVers use smaller, mobile devices that can be stored in a drawer or one of the many other storage compartments. The ambulance’s siren’s speakers will still be hooked up.
What’s inside a paramedic bag?
Equipment, such as a dual-head stethoscope, blood pressure cuff set, folding aluminum splint, small/medium/large trauma dressings, an adjustable cervical collar, glucose gel, umbilical clamps, roller gauze, waterproof adhesive bandages and tape, triangular bandages, alcohol preparation pads, burn gel dressing.
What happens when an ambulance arrives at the hospital?
The patient may receive oxygen, medications, ECG monitoring, fluid administration or a host of other interventions. If the patient is conscious, treatment options should be discussed with both the patient and family members. EMS will generally transport to the hospital designated by the patient.
Can paramedics pronounce a person dead?
While EMS personnel do not pronounce death, they may be asked to determine if death is already present when arriving on the scene to a pulseless patient. Overt clinical signs of irreversible death (e.g., rigor mortis, dependent lividity, decapitation, transection, decomposition)
How long does an ambulance usually take?
It should take 8 minutes for the ambulance to arrive if the call is life threatening or an emergency. Ambulance services often send more than one vehicle to try to meet the 8 minute target.
Do ambulances have ventilators?
Ventilator Ambulances are ambulances equipped with portable ventilators or automatic transport ventilators that usually house a life support system, overseen by paramedics.