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§ 1103.2. Ambulance Emergency Care Equipment and Supplies.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 13. Motor Vehicles
Division 2. Department of the California Highway Patrol
Chapter 5. Special Vehicles
Article 1. Ambulances (Refs & Annos)
13 CCR § 1103.2
§ 1103.2. Ambulance Emergency Care Equipment and Supplies.
Any equipment or supplies carried for use in providing emergency medical care must be maintained in clean condition and good working order.
(a) Essential equipment and supplies to be carried shall include as a minimum:
(1) An ambulance cot and collapsible stretcher; or two stretchers, one of which is collapsible.
(2) Straps to secure the patient to the stretcher or ambulance cot, and means of securing the stretcher or ambulance cot in the vehicle.
(3) Ankle and wrist restraints. Soft ties are acceptable.
(4) Sheets, pillow cases, blankets, and towels for each stretcher or ambulance cot, and two pillows for each ambulance.
(5) Three oropharyngeal airways, one each of a size for adults, children and infants.
(6) At least four pneumatic or rigid splints capable of splinting all extremities.
(7) A resuscitator that meets the requirements of Vehicle Code Section 2418.5. A hand operated bag-valve-mask unit with clear masks of adult, child, and infant sizes capable of use with oxygen will meet this requirement.
(8) Oxygen (USP), regulator, and means for administering oxygen, including adequate tubing and semiopen, valveless, transparent masks in adult, child, and infant sizes. Oxygen may be administered by resuscitator, bag mask unit, or inhalator. (Portability required.) Oxygen supply must be sufficient to provide a patient with not less than 10 liters per minute for 20 minutes.
(9) Clean bandages and bandaging supplies:
Twelve sterile bandage compresses or equivalent
Four 3- by 3-in. sterile gauze pads
Six 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6 -in. roller bandages
Two rolls of 1-, 2- or 3-in. adhesive tape
Bandage shears
Two 10- by 30-in. or larger universal dressings
(10) An emesis basin, or disposable bags and covered waste container.
(11) Portable suction equipment. Squeeze syringes alone are not sufficient.
(12) Two sandbags, loosely filled, or equivalent material to restrict movement.
(13) Two spinal immobilization devices, one at least 30-in. in length and the other at least 60-in. in length with straps for adequately securing patients to the devices. Combination short-long boards are acceptable.
(14) Half-ring traction splint for lower extremity with limb support slings, padded ankle hitch traction strap, and heel rest or an equivalent device.
(15) Blood pressure manometer, cuff, and stethoscope.
(16) Sterile obstetrical supplies including as a minimum: gloves, umbilical cord tape or clamps, dressings, towels, bulb syringe, and clean plastic bags.
(17) A gallon or more of potable water or two liters, saline solution in covered, secured plastic container.
(18) One bedpan or fracture pan.
(19) One urinal.
(b) Exception. Ambulances while in use for infant transportation or when staffed and equipped for use in conjunction with newborn intensive care nursery services as specified in Title 22 of this code, need not concurrently carry items of emergency care equipment or supplies that would interfere with the specialized care and transportation of an infant in an incubator or isolette.
Note: Authority cited: Section 2512, Vehicle Code. Reference: Sections 2504, 2512 and 2542, Vehicle Code.
1. Amendment of subsection filed 12-14-87; operative 1-13-88 (Register 88, No. 14).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
13 CCR § 1103.2, 13 CA ADC § 1103.2
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