Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Abstract

Ambulance transport times can be a matter of life and death. Overcrowding problems in emergency rooms add to the time patients must wait before receiving care. RECAS aims to create a pre-hospital vehicle in which patient diagnosis and both minor and time-sensitive surgeries are performed on-scene, preceding transport to a hospital. Information was gathered from case studies on survival rates and response times relating to trauma injuries; interviewing EMTs and hospital personnel; and researching medical equipment and devices, personnel, and procedures to treat patients with time-sensitive injuries. Analysis of this data resulted in the design of a new, mobile critical care ambulance that intends to improve the overall quality of care in the pre-hospital environment, saving lives overall.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

June 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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