1.1 This standard covers minimum requirements for primary medical oxygen delivery systems for EMS ground vehicles used in the following applications:
1.1.1 The transportation of the sick and injured to or from an appropriate medical facility while basic, advanced, or specialized life support services are being provided.
1.1.2 The delivery of interhospital critical transport care.
1.1.3 The delivery of nonemergency, medically required, transport services, and
1.1.4 The transportation and delivery of personnel and supplies essential for proper care of an emergent patient.
1.2 This standard establishes criteria to be considered int he performance, specification, purchase, and acceptance testing of ground vehicles for EMS use.
1.3 This entire standard should be read before ordering an ambulance in order to be knowledgeable of the types of equipment that are available and their performance requirements. Due to the variety of ambulance equipment or features, some options may be incompatible with all chassis manufacturers' models. Detailed technical information is avalilable from the chassis manufacturers.
1.4 The sections in this standard appear in the following sequence: Scope (1); Referenced Documents (2); Terminology (3); Significance and Use (4); Design Requirements (5); Performance Requirements (6); Installation Requirements (7); GOX System Design Requirements (8); GOX System Installation Requirements (9); GOX System Test Requirements (10); LOX System Design Requirements (11); LOX System Installation Requirements (12); LOX System Test Requirements (13); Keywords (14).
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