Equipment for Ambulances
Reaffirmed by the ACEP Board of Directors April 2007.
Revised and approved by the ACEP Board of Directors and The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians June 2000
Approved by the ACEP Board Of Directors and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians September 1994
This policy statement replaces "Minimum Pediatric Prehospital Equipment Guidelines" (Adopted October 1991) and "Prehospital advanced Life Support Skills, Medication and equipment" (Adopted June 1988; Ann Emerg Med 17:1109,1988)
As an adjunct to this policy, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), National Association of EMS Physicians ((NAEMSP), Pediatric Equipment Guidelines Committee-Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)Partnership for Children Stakeholder Group and American Academy of Pediatrics (APA) have prepared a Policy Resource Education Paper (PREP) titled Equipment for Ambulances.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) believe that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel at all levels must have the appropriate equipment and supplies to provide necessary patient care. EMS personnel care for patients of all ages with a wide variety of medical and traumatic conditions. The equipment requirements may vary, depending on the certification levels of the providers, population densities and demographics, geographic conditions, and other factors.