Prasanthi Nilayam, October 14: An advanced Cardiac Life Support Ambulance was inaugurated on here in the presence of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) Managing Trustee RJ Rathnakar, Super Speciality Hospital, Prasanthi Gram Director Dr Guru Murthy and General Hospital Director Dr Narasimhan Thursday morning.
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Ambulance procured by the SSSCT is a state-of-the-art, fully air conditioned, moving cardiac care unit to be used to transport critically ill patients safely from one medical center to another.
The life support equipment available in the ambulance is in conformity with the Constructional and Functional Requirements for Road Ambulances as enumerated in National Ambulance Code. The vehicle has an Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake force distribution (EBD) built in to ensure best in class safety while travelling at higher speeds during critical times.
The lifesaving facilities available include Defibrillator with rhythm and patient data recording, a Cardiac Monitor, an External Cardiac Pacing unit, Portable airways care system (P.A.C.S), Manual resuscitator, Suction catheter, and Portable advanced resuscitation system (P.A.R.S.). It is also equipped with Infusion administration pump and accessories, Intubation equipment, Nebulization Apparatus, Stethoscope and Drug administration equipment.
Apart from this, the Ambulance is equipped with an Oxygen supply facility from Stationary cylinders (2 nos. – 7 Cum each) which could last for almost 24 hours of supply @ 10 liters per min and can additionally accommodate one B–type portable oxygen cylinder of 1.4 Cum capacity. There are built-in cabinets that can be used to hold all essential medicines during the transit, and a bedside IV line stand is available for administering IV fluids if needed.
In line with Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s vision of providing world class medical facilities to all people free of cost, the SSSCT inaugurated and dedicated this vehicle for use by its medical units on the holy occasion of Vijaya Dashami.