Collective Critical Care Ambulance An Innovative Transportation of Critical Care Patients by Bus in COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Lentz, T., Groizard, C., Colomes, A., et al. (2021). Collective Critical Care Ambulance: An Innovative Transportation of Critical Care Patients by Bus in COVID-19 Pandemic Response. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation, and Emergency Medicine. 29(1):78.
This article discusses the use of buses in France to move patients from hospitals experiencing surge to those which had space for additional COVID-19 patients, using critical care ambulances that could transport six intensive care patients; The authors describe a test in which four intubated patients were successfully transported in critical care ambulances without incident, demonstrating that this is an effective tool for load balancing during a pandemic or other patient surge scenario.