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Colac Ambulances are extremely well equipped, carrying a wide range of  highly advanced  and portable emergency equipment including:
 

  • Stryker Automated Stretcher
  • DHS Collapsible Wheelchair
  • Zoll X Series 12 Lead Monitor and Defibrillator
  • Neann OBT Oxygen Resuscitator
  • Neann Drug Kit
  • Neann Airway Kit
  • Neann Response Kit
  • Stifneck Select Cervical Collars
  • Kendrick Extrication Device
  • Combi Board
  • Neann Vacuum Immobilisation Mattress
  • Spine Immobilisation Kit
  • SAM Splints
  • Neann Vacuum Splints
  • Donway Traction Splint
  • SAM Pelvic Splint
  • Termuro Syringe Pump
  • Neann First Aid Kits
  • Infectious Diseases Kits
  • Manger Lifting Device
  • Neann EBP Equipment Backpack
  • Veinlite Vein Finder
   
   
   
   

An Neann VIM Vacuum Mattress is Victoria's officially approved Vacuum Mattress for the transportation of trauma patients over long distances.  The splint is made up of a tuff tarp type outer skin filled with tiny balls about 1 mm in diameter.    The mattress is placed under the patient and then air is sucked out of the splint to form a rock hard device that prevents body movement.  The mattress is used for patients being transferred with spine, pelvic and leg injuries.

   
   
   

     

SAM Splints are used for immobilising fractures of arms and legs.  The splint is made of a formable material which is placed under the leg and then secured in place with a bandage.

   
   
   

NEANN Vacuum Splints are currently in use at Colac and offer an improved splint for immobilising fractures of arms and legs.  The splint is made up of a tuff tarp type outer skin filled with tiny balls about  1 mm in diameter.   The splint is applied to the arm or leg and then air is sucked out of the splint to form a rock hard device that prevents movement.  Unlike the SAM splints, the Vacuum Splint is easier to apply and provides vastly improved immobilisation

   
   
   

The Donway Traction Splint is the state's approved traction splint for upper leg fractures and has been in service since the late 1980's replacing the old Thomas Traction splint.  The splint is attached to the foot and hip ends, then pressure is applied by a hand pump which stretches the leg back to it's normal shape, resulting in reduced blood loss and decreased pain (due to a reduction in movement).

   
   
   

Two small first aid kits are carried on each vehicle and carry basic supplies including wound dressings, roller bandages, triangular bandages, burns dressing, eye wash & eye pads, scissors, bandaids, tape, emergency blankets, oropharyngeal airways, etc.

   
   
   

The SAM Pelvic Splint provides proper splinting for a fractured pelvis, having the potential to reduce significant blood loss that can occur with such injuries.

   
   
   

The NEANN EBP provides a full backpack harness system with padded shoulder straps, chest strap, aluminum frame to provide proper back support, lumber padding and a padded waist strap for excellent comfort when carrying over long distances.  The backpacks store standard equipment carried on the Ambulance, as well as  gear for bush walking including raincoats, drink bottles, radios and food.

   
   
   

The Veinlite provides an improved visualisation of veins in patients where veins are difficult to see especially in patient in shock and in children.  The Veinlite works by the passing light through body parts and organs, and are safe to use on any part of the body. No more probing the patient with multiple blind and painful IV stabs to find those veins that are invisible or difficult to see to the naked eye.  The Veinlite illuminates all veins rapidly, allowing size, depth (of up to 6 mm) and track of veins to also be determined.  If the Veinlite doesn't show up the vein,  then,  it simply is not there.

   
 
 

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