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WAC 246-976-300

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Ground ambulance and aid service—Equipment.

Ground ambulance and aid services must provide equipment listed in Table A of this section on each licensed vehicle, when available for service.
Note: "asst" means assortment
AMBULANCE
AID
VEHICLE
TABLE A: EQUIPMENT
AIRWAY MANAGEMENT
Airway Adjuncts
 
 
Oral airway adult and pediatric
asst
asst
Suction
 
 
Portable
1
1
Vehicle mounted and powered, providing: Minimum of 30 L/min. & vacuum ˃ 300 mm Hg
1
0
Tubing, suction
1
1
Bulb syringe, pediatric
1
1
Rigid suction tips
2
1
Catheters as required by local protocol
 
 
Water-soluble lubricant
1
1
Oxygen delivery system built in
1
0
3000 L Oxygen supply, with regulator, 500 PSI minimum, or equivalent liquid oxygen system
1
0
300 L Oxygen supply, with regulator, 500 PSI minimum, or equivalent liquid oxygen system
2
1
Cannula, nasal, adult
4
2
O2 mask, nonrebreather, adult
4
2
O2 mask, nonrebreather, pediatric
2
1
BVM, with O2 reservoir
 
 
Adult, pediatric, infant
1 ea
1 ea
PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND CARE
Assessment
 
 
Sphygmomanometer
 
 
Adult, large
1
1
Adult, regular
1
1
Pediatric
1
1
Stethoscope, adult
1
1
Thermometer, per county protocol
1
0
Flashlight, w/spare or rechargeable batteries & bulb
1
1
Defibrillation capability appropriate to the level of personnel
1
1
Personal infection control and protective equipment as required by the department of labor and industries
 
 
Length based tool for estimating pediatric medication and equipment sizes
1
1
TRAUMA EMERGENCIES
 
 
Triage identification for 12 patients per county protocol
Yes
Yes
Wound care
Dressing, sterile
asst
asst
Dressing, sterile, trauma
2
2
Roller gauze bandage
asst
asst
Medical tape
asst
asst
Self adhesive bandage strips
asst
asst
Cold packs
4
2
Occlusive dressings
2
2
Scissors, bandage
1
1
Irrigation solution
2
1
Splinting
 
 
Backboard with straps
2
1
Head immobilization equipment
1
1
Pediatric immobilization device
1
1
Extrication collars, rigid
 
 
Adult (small, medium, large)
asst
asst
Pediatric or functionally equivalent sizes
asst
asst
Immobilizer, cervical/thoracic, adult
1
0
Splint, traction, adult w/straps
1
0
Splint, traction, pediatric, w/straps
1
0
Splint, adult (arm and leg)
2 ea
1 ea
Splint, pediatric (arm and leg)
1 ea
1 ea
General
Litter, wheeled, collapsible, with a functional restraint system per the manufacturer
1
0
Pillows, plastic covered or disposable
2
0
Pillow case, cloth or disposable
4
0
Sheets, cloth or disposable
4
2
Blankets
2
2
Towels, cloth or disposable 12" x 23" minimum
4
2
Emesis collection device
1
1
Urinal
1
0
Bed pan
1
0
OB kit
1
1
Epinephrine and supplies appropriate for level of certification per MPD protocols
Adult
1
1
Pediatric
1
1
Storage and handling of pharmaceuticals in ambulances and aid vehicles must be in compliance with the manufacturers' recommendations
 
 
Extrication plan: Agency must document how extrication will be provided when needed.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.71, 18.73, and 70.168 RCW. WSR 11-07-078, § 246-976-300, filed 3/22/11, effective 5/15/11; WSR 00-08-102, § 246-976-300, filed 4/5/00, effective 5/6/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040 and chapters 18.71, 18.73 and 70.168 RCW. WSR 93-01-148 (Order 323), § 246-976-300, filed 12/23/92, effective 1/23/93.]