Kimtek Corporation’s MEDLITE Transport Deluxe Advanced (MTD-103) model can be used on a utility task vehicle (UTV) for medical rescue in remote areas, for a third passenger during search-and-rescue efforts, and for easy access to patients at major events.
The unit is designed to carry one patient, one paramedic and emergency medical supplies.
The MTD-103 is safe for both patient and paramedic. The long board is easily attached to the unit using 10 Velcro D loop straps (included). The paramedic’s seat, which includes a seat belt, glides on wheels and can be locked in two different locations along the guide rails.
It boasts 9 cubic feet of enclosed storage under the patient area to house medical bags, trauma supplies, cardiac equipment and oxygen. The storage area also includes a slide-out tray. The unit comes with a retractable utility pole, holds a standard size oxygen bottle with regulator, and a third attendant rail.
Jordan Meininger, of Valley Ambulance Services, Inc. in Scottsbluff, NE, said his agency has had the MTD-103 in service for about four years.
“It mainly is for special event coverage, such as the Monument Marathon” Meininger says. “We also use it for wildfires, providing medical support for the firefighters, keeping them hydrated or transporting to an ambulance if needed. For the Monument Marathon, we bring five ambulances and the (UTV equipped with the MTD-103). The ambulances remain in the staging area and if someone at one of the stations along the route calls us to assist someone who is not doing well, we can take this out to meet them. Then we can assess whether they need to be transported to an ambulance or treated right there at the scene.”
Meininger said it also is useful at fairs.
“At a muddy event such as bull riding, we are able to get to the patient quickly and assess if they need to be transported,” Meininger says. “It allows the ambulances to stay parked outside and then they can get out easily if they need to transport to the hospital. It also helps the event continue when we remove the patient quickly, and out of the public eye. And we are quickly back in service.”