An update on the most recent work of the Smart Ambulance project. Our first feature is a report on the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch’s (IAED) Navigator conference in Las Vegas; an exciting assembly of more than 1,500 emergency services communication specialists from over 20 different countries who gather in the interest of improving dispatch protocols for emergency services.
Secondly we take a look at RETTMobil in Germany (also the largest emergency services exhibition in the world). An excellent bedrock for innovation and business between anyone and everybody who is concerned with any form of emergency service within Europe, be it fire, police or ambulance. Ambulance Today attended on behalf of SAEPP and was pleasantly greeted with a keen interest in the SAEPP project’s work by everyone we spoke to.
A report upon the Independent Ambulance Association’s Ambulance Service’s of Tomorrow conference held in London’s ICO Centre as well as the inaugural IPHEC conference which was organised and run by SAEPP’s consortium member South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is also included, once again showing a deep degree of interest from all manner of prehospital experts.
Finally, you can also find a general summary of the SAEPP work package status and a project overview so that you’ll be well and truly up-to-date on all aspects of our work.
A full report on SAEPP’s two day ‘Kick-off’ meeting held at the Royal College of Art in London. Here you can read exactly what our consortium of ambulance and innovation experts thought of our proposed design changes to the A&E vehicle and how we decided to act upon the feedback.
Leading ambulance personnel representing 12 European countries gathered for a two day Kick-off meeting at the Royal College of Art’s Dyson Gallery in Battersea on Wednesday and Thursday (11 & 12 February) to kick-start a consultation process focusing on the design and build of an innovative hi-tech 21st century ‘Smart’ ambulance which would significantly alleviate pressure on Emergency Departments and hospitals.
Loughborough University and two healthcare partners have been awarded £70,000 for a major new study evaluating how emergency admissions to hospitals can be reduced…
“Our launch event was very successful and the audience of clinicians, industry experts, NHS leaders and manufacturers responded very positively to the proposed new treatment space.”
“This project set out to make the treatment space
of the emergency ambulance fit for 21st century healthcare. Building on six years of research at the RCA, the study began with the designers joining ambulance crews on callouts during 12-hour shifts.”
“On a beautiful Spring day last month over
eighty ambulance personnel, vehicle builders and technology specialists from countries across Europe met in the grand surroundings of Imperial College’s Rector’s House in South Kensington, London.”
“NHS paramedics, clinicians, patients, researchers, engineers and designers worked together to develop proposals to meet current needs. In the new design, the stretcher is moved to the centre of the ambulance to allow 360-degree access to
“Imperial academics, alongside paramedics and patients, contributed to the winning design by offering clinical expertise to redesign the interior
of the standard emergency ambulance.”
“A project to redesign the emergency ambulance,
led by Imperial College Healthcare consultant surgeon Professor the Lord Darzi, has won a
Design of the Year award.”
Through a unique inclusive design approach the project is redesigning the entire system of mobile health care, reducing pressure on hospitals and paramedics, improving safety and dignity of patients as well as reassessing issues of hygiene, maintenance, and stock management.
“This body of design work aims to result in a redesigned ambulance that will support a system
of pre-hospital care and replace existing models as
they become obsolete.”