How can EMS provide patient care if they are restrained in a seat?

February 25, 2022

By rethinking about what a patient needs and how to provide it. For example, once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was the best way to care for a cardiac arrest was to load the patient quickly and perform one handed CPR while holding onto the ceiling rail. Today, we know that cardiac arrest survival rates are improved with high performance CPR provided at the scene. Similarly, ambulances can be configured to allow an EMS provider access to a patient and also have access to supplies and essential equipment (monitor, suction, and radio) while safely seated; facing forward, and restrained.