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Publication Citation: Modeling for Optimal Ambulance Patient Compartment Layout

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Author(s): Deogratias Kibira; Yung-Tsun T. Lee; Mehdi Dadfarnia;
Title: Modeling for Optimal Ambulance Patient Compartment Layout
Published: March 30, 2012
Abstract: This paper describes how modeling and simulation can play a major role in developing standards recommendations for patient compartment layout of automotive ambulances in the United States, to improve performance and safety. Acquiring necessary information from relevant stakeholders is shown as a method that can be used to determine user design requirements. The requirements will in turn be used to develop design concepts taking into consideration human interface with the ambulance work environment. The modeling and simulation of clinical care activities in the ambulance can be used to evaluate the design concepts and determine those that would better meet safety and performance requirements.
Conference: 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference sponsored by the Society for Modeling & Simulation International
Location: Orlando, FL
Dates: March 26-29, 2012
Keywords: ambulance design; patient compartment; emergency clinical tasks; ergonomics; safety
Research Areas: Homeland Security
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