Fri. Jan 28th, 2022
NABH Standards for ambulance stretcher

NABH Standards are updated every 5 years, the latest update was released in April 2020 as its fifth edition. NABH accreditation means it holds high value in Indian Healthcare Ecosystem.

Ambulance stretcher comes in various types of them, if you’re looking for the best deal in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, and other tier 2 cities then pat yourself on your back because you are at the right place.

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The national accreditation board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers (NABH) is a part of the Indian quality council. It is set-up for healthcare organizations to establish and operate accreditation programs.

NABH Standards provide documents ranging from Maintenance, Personnel hiring, Facility management, Operations.

Objectives of NABH Standards

· Accreditation of healthcare facilities

· IEC activities: a public lecture, advertisement, workshops/ seminars

· Education and Training for Quality & Patient Safety

· Quality promotion: initiatives like Nursing Excellence, Laboratory certification programs (not limited to these)

· Recognition: Endorsement of various healthcare quality courses/ workshops

Values of NABH Standards

Innovation: Incorporating change, creativity, continuous learning, and new ideas to improve the services being provided

Credibility: to provide credible value-added services

Transparency: Freedom of information to various stakeholders and to transparent in communications.

Responsiveness: Willingness to listen, observe and to adapt from constantly changing world and to be dynamic.

There’s no particular section or chapter for Ambulance stretcher that has been declared for but there are standards that indirectly defines the need for ambulance stretchers through some of the standards listed below:

NABH Standards for Ambulance stories

In Chapter 2, Care of Patients, basically C.O.P.3 says

“Ambulance services ensure safe patient transportation with appropriate care.”

Commitment a. The organization has access to ambulance services commensurate with the scope of the services provided by it.

Commitment b. There are adequate access and space for the ambulance(s).

Commitment c. The ambulance(s) is fit for purpose and is appropriately equipped.

Commitment e. The ambulance(s) is checked daily.

Commitment g. A mechanism is in place to ensure that emergency medications are available in the ambulance.

Commitment h. The ambulance(s) has a proper communication system.

They mean to say that all the ambulances ought to be equipped with the appropriate ambulance stretcher as different ambulances like:

  • BLS
  • ICU mobile
  • Medical and Nursing Care Vehicle
  • Individual Ambulance
  • Collective Ambulance
  • And more…

All these different types of Ambulances need different types of ambulances stretchers, staff, medical supplies that are to be maintained inside the ambulance for treating and stabilizing the patient till they reach the hospital.

Since there’s no separate standards for ambulance stretchers we believe this is what NABH has to convey to us.

The purpose of an ambulance stretcher is to provide aid to the seriously injured patient with better quality equipment used in developing stretcher.

We are proud to have hired the required personnel for designing the ultimate stretcher and deliver high-quality ones within the given timeframe. 

Cost of basic Ambulance stretchers

Basic Stretcher TypesAverage CostNet WeightLoad Bearing
Auto loader24,000 – 55,000<40kgs<170kgs
Scoop stretcher7,000 – 15,000<10kgs<100kgs
Foldable stretcher3,500 – 7,000<11kgs<100kgs
Wheelchair cum Ambulance stretcher40,000 – 1,80,000<40kgs<160kgs
Spine board4,000 – 10,000<7kgs<120kgs


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