Austin-Travis County EMS purchases 70 ambulance child restraint systems
LAKE SUCCESS, NY — Quantum EMS, is pleased to announce that Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services has purchased 70 Ambulance Child Restraint Systems (ACRs) for their fleet , allowing for the safe effective restraint of all Pediatric Patients that they transport from 11-99 pounds.
“We are committed to the highest level of safety for our patients, medics and our community. Part of that commitment is ensuring patients remain secure during all phases of EMS care regardless of their age or size” said Chief of EMS, Ernesto Rodriguez, Austin-Travis County EMS”
Austin-Travis County EMS serves over 1,100 square miles, including all of Travis County and parts of Williamson and Hays Counties. Eighteen cities are included in this service area, including the City of Austin, the 11th largest city in the U.S. The Operations division includes Field Operations, Fleet & Facilities, Special Operations, Communications, Scheduling, Special Events, and Emergency Management.
Kris Bordnick, Vice-President of EMS Sales North America, issued the following statement in regard to the announcement – “Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services continues to demonstrate why they are one of the top EMS Providers in North America, by placing a priority on the safety of children during transport in the back of an ambulance”. Bordnick also added, Austin–Travis County residents should take great comfort in the fact that their EMS provider is taking action to help reduce the 600,000 pediatric patients that are improperly restrained in ambulances every year. We cannot praise them enough for their efforts in keeping children safe”
ACR (Ambulance Child Restraint) is an innovative, flexible and fully adjustable harnessing system for the safe and effective transport of infants and children in an ambulance, and is color coded for easy selection in 3 sizes from 11 to 99 pounds.
Quick release clips dock with the ACR harness, holding the patient in place to prevent potentially dangerous movement during transportation.
Details regarding the products can be obtained by contacting Quantum EMS directly at 201-888-0798 or by visiting www.quantum-ems.com