Modeling for Optimal Ambulance Patient Compartment Layout

Published: March 30, 2012

Author(s)

Deogratias Kibira, Yung-Tsun T. Lee, Mehdi Dadfarnia

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 Dates: March 26-29, 2012
Conference Location: Orlando, FL
Conference Title: 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference sponsored by the Society for Modeling & Simulation International
Pub Type: Conferences

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Keywords

ambulance design, patient compartment, emergency clinical tasks, ergonomics, safety
Created March 30, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017