Excellance Reveals Mobile Stroke Unit
Excellance, Inc. has announced the launch of it new mobile stroke treatment unit. The vehicle is equipped with lab and telemedicine systems that allow technicians working in the ambulance to interact with a neurologist, and the neurologist to interact with the patient, in real time.
On board the mobile stroke unit is the Ceretom portable CT scanner. The neurologist is able to see the results of the CT scanner images and quickly make a life-saving diagnosis. The rapid diagnosis of the type of stroke determines if the Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) can be administered.
The right rear exterior component houses the 5.5kW generator. The generator is part of a triple redundant 120v on-board power supply.
Located within the exterior compartments is a 3600W true sine wave inverter that powers all 120v outlets and serves as a high-amp battery charger when the shoreline is connected.
The inverter is a back-up source of power when the generator is not in operation. The inverter and the shoreline are the second and third 120v power sources to the ambulance.
The power distribution channel made up of traditional electro-mechanical control components are used for its high-dependability, ease of maintenance, and broad availability of replacement parts.
The left front compartment houses the main oxygen supply bottle connected to all interior oxygen outlets.
On the roof is an A/C Heat Pump system that operates in conjunction with the vehicle's 12v air-conditioning system allowing the interior of the ambulance to remain climate-controlled at all times. On top of the modular roof is a rain and water deflector that prevents water run-off from the rear of the ambulance.
Special features include:
- Mobile CT scanner with tracking system, action area control panel, specialized work stations to the right of the CT scanner on both sides of the rear interior body, timer/clock, onboard and portable suction system, CAT6 communication outlets and onboard Wi-Fi, 120v A/C outlets and power strips throughout every area of the truck's interior, specialty designed and positioned trash and bio-waste storage, and mounting poles for medical equipment.
- The truck is equipped with a 64,000-Lb. capacity leveling system with the ability to bring the truck from a seven degree out of level position to a level position. This leveling system is important due to the requirements of the mobile CT scanner to be level while in operation. After the ambulance's medics have completed the use of the CT scanner, they can stow the patient to a transport safe position, and push the retract button on the leveling system in controls.
The primary function of the ambulance is to allow providers to perform a CT scan on the patient at the scene. When the patient is in position, the CT scanner will perform a brain scan which then transfers the images to the paramedics and neurologists viewing the images through telemedicine. The neurologists can advise the medics on treatment in the fastest possible way.
Heavy duty stowing supports allow the paramedics to secure the CT scanner. If the CT scanner is not properly stowed, a warning indicator light and buzzer will be activated when the driver puts the transmission into gear.
Excellance, Inc. is proud to be a leader in the industry of specialized ambulance apparatus. With this vehicle we have set a high-standard for what an emergency mobile stroke unit should be. We have implemented new technology and functions while maintaining the standards that have made Excellance the highest quality manufacturer in the world.
This mobile stroke treatment unit is on the leading edge of specialized emergency response and stroke treatment and is a prime example of our dedication of providing the emergency responder with the safest, most advanced vehicles in the industry.