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Chris M. Kelley
10-15-2010, 09:43 PM
Images & Equipment Specs of the interior of your period correct ambulances, combination's, et al.

Mike Stevens
10-15-2010, 11:09 PM
My combination usually has a gurney with sheets and blanket, ambue bag, a stethoscope, and a small metal first aid kit. I will leave it to the experts to advise me on what else I should or could have in a 1961 model coach.
Mike


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John ED Renstrom
10-15-2010, 11:28 PM
this is what I carried in the 72 high top when I had it. folding back board, folding scoop. short board, traction splint, portable O2 oxie all, fairfield defibrillator, necessary belts, a Alice pack for the jump kit. air wrist arm and leg splints, field dressings, SS urinal and bed pan, ss amuses basin, military flashlight, field sobriety kit, O2 mask and cannula, O2 gages and humidifier, IV set and IV bottles,ambo bag, the misc medical supplies tongue depressors bandages and gauze wrap. I would have had more but it was a milary ambulnce and there was not a lot of room.

Tim Prieur
10-16-2010, 10:58 PM
-lifepak 4 or 5
-bird mark 4/7 ventilator: first used as pressure cycled ventilators were less likely to cause pulmonary injury from hyperinflation, of NO value during CPR
-Ohio Hope respirator
-intubation set
-iv supplies
-iv medications: lidocaine, calcium gluconate or chloride, epinephrine, sodium bicarb, atropine, an anti-histamine and morphine
-sl med: nitroglycerin.

Jeremy D. Ledford
10-16-2010, 11:52 PM
OK, what year(s) would you have started to see the plastic I.V. bags in ambulances?

Bruce Oliphant
10-17-2010, 12:05 AM
I would think that it would also be helpful if the folks listing their equipment here also listed what year model of car they are talking about as well, like Ed did. A few years either way sure seems to make a big difference. I like this thread already, thanks for starting it. :myopinion:

Tim Prieur
10-17-2010, 12:44 AM
Plastic IV bags would be @ 1970-72 for general use. Some one can correct me out there but I would think any paramedic program would have worked with plastic not glass.

John ED Renstrom
10-17-2010, 12:55 AM
they tell me that 72 would be the change over year. by 73 glass was out. Tim says 70 to start with. sounds about right 2 years to phase out one system and put in another.

Tim Prieur
10-17-2010, 01:02 AM
Ed, you are right on. Turns out Baxter first released their plastic IV bag in 1970. It would take a year or two to replace glass.

Ron Devies
10-18-2010, 12:27 PM
It would be easier to say what I don't have in my cars. I will take a stab at it though.
O2,masks, cannulas, oral, nasal airways and either combi tube or EGTA. Rico, Laerdal or both suctions, defibrillator, bio phone, BVM, Demand Valve, Board splints, basket splints, air splints. Bandages and dressings of all sizes, burn sheets, ob kit, blood bourne pathogen kit, c collars, immobilizers, long board, spine boards Kendricks extrication device, hare traction splint. Some cars have MAST Reeves stretcher, scoop and folding stretchers, CPR board, stair chair, jump kit. Portable and some in car mounted b/p cuffs, code clock. Seat belt cutters, one car has a thumper and it goes on and on.............

Paul Steinberg
10-18-2010, 01:34 PM
You forgot the KY you mentioned in the other post... (http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/showpost.php?p=30353&postcount=14) :071::wwpics:

Jerry Jacobson
10-18-2010, 01:36 PM
It would be easier to say what I don't have in my cars. I will take a stab at it though.
O2,masks, cannulas, oral, nasal airways and either combi tube or EGTA. Rico, Laerdal or both suctions, defibrillator, bio phone, BVM, Demand Valve, Board splints, basket splints, air splints. Bandages and dressings of all sizes, burn sheets, ob kit, blood bourne pathogen kit, c collars, immobilizers, long board, spine boards Kendricks extrication device, hare traction splint. Some cars have MAST Reeves stretcher, scoop and folding stretchers, CPR board, stair chair, jump kit. Portable and some in car mounted b/p cuffs, code clock. Seat belt cutters, one car has a thumper and it goes on and on.............

Show off! :thumb::893USA-Smilie-thumb

Ron Devies
10-18-2010, 02:02 PM
Show off! :thumb::893USA-Smilie-thumb

Aren't you up kind of early today?:sleep:

Greg Steffe
10-18-2010, 08:35 PM
Suction cups! Did anybody mention suction cups !?:beatdeadhorse5:

Steve Lichtman
10-18-2010, 09:57 PM
Ed, you are right on. Turns out Baxter first released their plastic IV bag in 1970. It would take a year or two to replace glass.I know we had glass IV bottles on our medic unit in Maryland when I joined in '80, through about '82. (No, it wasn't just for Nitro drips.) I didn't do it, but someone else on a call with me dropped one and broke it.

Jeremy D. Ledford
10-20-2010, 05:50 PM
Lets take a quick peek in the back of my 73 M-M combo shall we!:toocool:

Paul Steinberg
10-21-2010, 12:43 AM
It looks like there is a pig back there!!!!:hide:

John ED Renstrom
10-21-2010, 12:45 AM
he needs to be belted in, can't have a loose pig in your combo

John Royark JR
10-21-2010, 11:12 AM
It looks like there is a pig back there!!!!:hide:

And that suprises you why? :wowguy:

Paul Steinberg
10-21-2010, 12:30 PM
It looks like there is a pig back there!!!!:hide:

And that surprises you why? :wowguy:

http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3837&stc=1&d=1287607668

Ops....

Someone else sent me a PM saying that was Jeremy's girl friend walking behind the car, and that he was going to be upset. Let me make this perfectly clear, I was talking about the pink thing in the car.
Jeremy, where have you been hiding this lady all these years?? Inquiring minds need to know!!! :angel:

Chris M. Kelley
10-21-2010, 01:15 PM
Yes, it definitely has a curly tail...

Jon VanDermark
10-23-2010, 05:55 PM
Inside my Suburban is:

E&J Resuscitator
Coastal portable EKG monitor (pen type)
EOA airway
Mechanical CPR device aka "Thumper"
Aid Bag
Bed pan
Thomas Half Ring splint
O2 bottle

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/5323/ptcompt2.jpg

Mike Boyer
02-11-2011, 06:35 PM
I have a question....what would a late 80's hearse have in it ?? I would say nothing ??
am I wrong ?

Kevin M. Parkinson
02-11-2011, 06:48 PM
I have a question....what would a late 80's hearse have in it ?? I would say nothing ??
am I wrong ?

Maybe a church truck stored in the compartment inside the right rear door and a casket key hidden but nothing visible other than name plates in the side/rear windows.

Josh Gentry
02-11-2011, 06:54 PM
And a set of bier pins.

Josh

Robert Shepard
02-11-2011, 06:59 PM
Inside my Criterion.

Rick Franklin
02-11-2011, 07:05 PM
There are still SOME funeral directors that wont use a mini van for removals and still use a backup coach for this duty. What then, would be proper equipment if your coach was set up for "service car duty"?

Josh Gentry
02-11-2011, 07:10 PM
Cot cups.

Josh

Jon VanDermark
02-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Cot cups (like Josh said) or a cot bar. In addition to the mortuary cot, a home I worked for had a folding stretcher, shroud kits, gloves, masks, a heavy duty body bag, toe tags, and a cot cover. The cot cover was some sort of velveteen material, dark green, with the FH name embroidered on it.

Tony Karsnia
02-12-2011, 02:24 PM
My dad is one of those funeral directors who still uses his hearse for local removals. House calls, nursing home calls; even pulls into the emergency garage at the local hospital with it. Says he has had more positive feedback resulting from the "respect" factor, so he'll keep using it. While he got his start in funeral service working for funeral homes that believed in using a hearse for removals, he has kept up the practice over the years, even as colleagues have switched to minivans.

If you talk to my dad about this, he will explain that countless times over the years, right up to now, many families have accompanied him out to the vehicle. Often, someone will comment how glad they are that he brought the hearse. The nursing homes in my hometown have now adopted a new program of "ceremoniously" escorting a deceased resident from the facility. This involves prayer, the placement of a special quilt over the cot, and participation by staff and family. They actually prefer that the funeral home bring a hearse.

So, having grown up around my dad's funeral home where standard protocol was to use the hearse on removals, the only "extra" thing we really needed was something to protect the rear floor when the cot was rolled in. We used a color-coordinated piece of carpet remnant. Our rule was - and still is today - NEVER put a cot into the back of a hearse without something to protect the floor, hardware, and rear bumper.

Rick McLaren
03-01-2011, 12:56 AM
A pictures worth a thousand words so they say.
Heres whats in the back of my `54 Superior at the moment....
:rofl1:

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t269/Rick65Cat/1954%20Pontiac%20Hearse/Someassemblyrequired.jpg

Ron Devies
03-01-2011, 12:21 PM
At the end of last years season I emptied every car for inventory and cleaning. My thought was I would work all winter on a detailed cleaning of the interiors and equipment. I have not got one thing cleaned all winter. Doh!:cry:

John ED Renstrom
03-01-2011, 12:27 PM
you got the junk out thats a start all I did on mine is cover them over.

Bill Leverett
03-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Hey Rick...that's pretty interesting. Just think of it as "treasures". Good luck with the project.

Bill