Choice of Transport Vehicle

This is influenced by a range of factors and will be facilitated by ARV and Ambulance Victoria coordination staff. Factors include (11):

  • Nature of trauma.
  • Possible clinical impact of the transport environment.
  • Urgency of intervention.
  • Location of patient.
  • Distances involved.
  • Number of retrieval personnel and volume of accompanying equipment.
  • Road transport times and road conditions.
  • Weather conditions and aviation restrictions for airborne transport.
  • Aircraft landing facilities.
  • Range and speed of vehicle.
                       Fixed Wing
Road Ambulance
Helicopter Retrieval