What does a siren on an ambulance?

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A siren on an ambulance "Wails".
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What is ambulance billing?

Ambulance service is just that; a service. Usually a privatecompany, providing a service (showing up and quickly getting you toa hospital when you call 911). They don't get paid by the hospitalor the "ambulance fairy", so generally when you are transported byambulance, you get a bill from them as yo (MORE)

Why do ambulances have sirens?

They have a siren so that they can alert motorists to the fact that they have to get past traffic to get to their destination as fast as possible. Motorists are suppose to pull to the side of the road to get out of the way for them.

What is the first ambulance?

Bellevue Hospital in New York City is credited with establishing the first hospital-based civilian ambulance service in the United States. Source: http://www.infoplease.com/askeds/first-ambulance-service.html

What is the Synonym of ambulance?

synonym for ambulance hospital wagon, mobile hospital, Red Cross truck, rescue squad,field wagon, hospital plane, sick transport, medevac (short forMedical evacuation), life flight, mobile care vehicle, etc

While transporting a car crash victim in an ambulance do the sirens and lights have to be on?

Depends on patient condition. If there is an immediate threat to life or limb, then the lights and siren should be used. Otherwise, they shouldn't. They come with an inherent risk of distracting other drivers and possibly causing accidents, and in today's "I'm the most important person in the world" (MORE)

Is there a nurse in ambulance?

In America, on a ground vehicle ambulance, nurses are not required and almost never attend. Pretty much the only time you'll see a nurse in a standard ambulance, is if one of the EMT's is training to become a nurse.. Medivac Flights (chopper or plane), however, almost always have at least one nurse (MORE)

Why is there a snake on an ambulance?

It's a caduceus, a staff with a snake around it ... the ancient sign of a medical person. Not to be confused with the staff of Mercury (messenger of the gods) who had a pair of snakes. Unfortunately the U S Army did mix them up, and confused almost everyone.

Who were the Sirens?

The Sirens were young and beautiful bird-woman (similar to harpies) in Greek Mythology who lured sailors with their enchanting voices. Sailors entranced this way dove into the sea to be with the Sirens, or sailed their ships into the rocks and to their death. The Sirens are most famous for being in (MORE)

Who can come in the ambulance with you?

The rule is different for all agencies, but where I work (in Pasco County Florida), we will allow 1 person to ride with the patient to the hospital (doesnt matter whether he/she is a relative or not) ALTHOUGH, we can refuse to allow ANYONE to ride if we feel that they may hinder patient care (e.g. b (MORE)

What is a siren?

Sirens are either Greek mythological monsters that lullunsuspecting victims by singing to them OR loud, screechingmachines that are used to indicate the danger of a certain area.

Why do ambulances have mirrors?

They have mirrors in order to be able to see around them. The ambulance is a large emergency vehicle. It is often necessary that the proceed to the emergency room of the nearest hospital as quickly as they can in a safe manner. The mirrors allow them to merge in traffic and navigate through tight ar (MORE)

What is the superstition about an ambulance?

Jules Essex answer:. Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you hold your breath or pinch your nose until you see a black or brown dog. Touch your toes Touch your nose Never go in one of those Until you see a dog. Agreed, it's unlucky. However, we used to touch our collars and say 'touc (MORE)

What do ambulance drivers do?

They Are Paramedics or Emergency Medical Technicians. They go To Emergency Calls or pick up some people from Convalescent homes and transport them to Hospitals and back home

What it is air ambulance?

A plane or helicopter that functions just as a ground ambulance, but they are faster and usually used in inter-facility transports. These air ambulances are oftened staffed with highly trained personnel.

What do sirens do?

The Sirens (Greek Mythology) lured sailors with beautiful music, and made them either throw themselves into the sea and drown or crash into rocks, and die. Modern day sirens produce loud noises to alert people from far distances.

What does ambulant mean?

Ambulant is the Latin word for 'walk' or any other variations of the word walk like 'walking' or 'walked'.

Why do you call the ambulance as ambulance?

The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare, meaning to walk or move about which is a reference to early medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling.

What is a water ambulance?

A water ambulance is a boat equipped to provide medical services and transportation just like a land based ambulance

How do ambulances communicate?

All ambulance units in the Ambulance service I work for ( both Response Cars and Ambulances) Have Radio's and touchscreen computers mounted to the dashboard. We also have mobile phones which we use in emergencies should the radio or computer fail.

How did the Ambulance get its name?

Quote Wikipedia: " The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare, meaning to walk or move about which is a reference to early medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling." Well, there you have it. . -Alyssa

When a ambulance has its lights on but no siren what does that mean?

Activation of lights OR siren indicates that there is an emergency . Please be courteous and assume nothing else or lives can be jeopardized. While local laws may vary , the general rule of thumb is... 1. All drivers and pedestrians should attempt to safely move to the side of the road (movi (MORE)

What is an ALS ambulance?

An ALS ambulance is an Advanced Life Support ambulance. It carries things like medications given intravenously and allows for some more invasive treatment in the case of emergencies, such as tracheotomies (running a tube down your trachea).

Why ambulance has siren?

why a ambulance has a siren a ambulance has a siren because if someones about to die from being stabed and the ambulance is caught in traffic the person will die so a siren will create a sound that the cars in front can hear they'll move out the way so the ambulance can get to the person fast

Why do you need ambulances?

We need ambulances so they can take sick people or hurt people to the hospital quicker. They have a loud siren that warns everyone that someone is hurt or sick. When you see them passing by or blowing the horn """STOP""" and let them get the sick or hurt people to the hospital.

What is the use of a ambulance?

That depends on what type of ambulance you are talking about. Emergency Ambulance: most common type which provide care to people with an illness or injury. It can be road-going van, boat, helicopter, or fixed-wing aircraft also known as air ambulance. Patient transport ambulance: a vehicle in which (MORE)

When an ambulance with full lights and sirens travels a bumper to bumper highway what should motorists do if they cannot move to the shoulder of the road?

Many highways become so busy that bumper to bumper traffic makes it nearly impossible to move to the shoulder of the road. When an ambulance approaches from the rear and motorists are in bumper to bumper traffic, the motorists should STAY PUT. The ambulance will use the shoulder (on left or on the m (MORE)

What does a ambulance attendant do?

Ambulance attendant is an old name for what is now known as an EMT or paramedic. In today's ambulances there are two people in each vehicle, supplemented by additional persons from the fire department in the case of a critical transport. In the case where two people involved, there is a driver and a (MORE)

Why is word ambulance in an ambulance is reversed?

So a driver in front of the ambulance can read the word in his/her rear view mirror. Write the word ambulance on a piece of paper and write the word ambulance backwards on the same piece of paper. Hold the paper up to a mirror and you will see that the backwards word is now the right way and the r (MORE)

What is the sound of a ambulance?

It depends on where you are in the world. In the US, most ambulances sirens have 2 or 3 settings....a long, slowly ascending and descending Whooo sound, a short rapidly ascending and descending warble tone, and sometimes a 3rd, higher, louder, phazer sound (my favorite to get attention of complace (MORE)

Who is in an ambulance?

Ambulances are commonly staffed in two person crews. The type of licensure these people have depend on the type of ambulance they are operating in. There are two different types of ambulances: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). A BLS truck is staffed with at least one EMT-Bas (MORE)

What is an ambulant toilet?

A ambulant toilet is a toilet that is accessible to those that are disabled. These toilets are mandatory in many stores and businesses. They include support rails and are inside of larger stalls then regular toilets are.

Can you drive an ambulance?

you put your foot on the gas petal slightly more than you would when your driving a car or truck then you put your lights on and go to the area you need.