TRANSPORT NEED

The type of transport and assistance required by the PATIENT. In order to make the best use of its resources, an AMBULANCE SERVICE may provide a different type of vehicle or more assistance than that required by the PATIENT, but the needs of the PATIENT and not the transport actually used should be recorded.

TRANSPORT NEEDS may be one of the following types:

a. Stretcher (synonym 'ambulance'). The PATIENT is recumbent, semi-recumbent, a maternity case or is likely to need intensive ambulance aid during the journey.
b. Crew of 2 (synonym 'car 2'). The PATIENT can travel sitting but needs the assistance of a driver and attendant to get into or out of the vehicle.
c. Crew of 1 (synonym 'car'). The PATIENT can travel sitting and only needs the assistance of a driver to get into or out of the vehicle.
 

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural TRANSPORT NEEDS