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Specialty Vehicles Come to Rescue During Natural Disasters

Posted by MSV Content Team on Mar 5, 2018 7:48:00 AM

Some specialty vehicles — including ambulances and fire trucks — are everyday sights on local roadways. Others, such as mobile emergency response vehicles appear following natural disasters and help communities recover.

Examples of services specialty vehicles may house include:

  • Clinics for medical, mental and veterinary services
  • Command centers for law enforcement and medical triage
  • Flood and mudslide rescue in high-water trucks
  • Mobile hubs for Internet communication
  • Resource offices for displaced residents and businesses

Emergency response teams deploy many kinds of specialty vehicles during and following natural disasters. In 2017 alone, such events included three hurricanes along the Gulf Coast and in the Caribbean, massive wildfires in northern California, and mudslides in southern California following wildfires.

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The Evolution of Mobile Medical Vehicles

Posted by MSV Content Team on Mar 1, 2018 4:23:46 PM

Mobile medical vehicles — such as ambulances, bloodmobiles, mobile clinics and mobile mammogram vehicles — actually have a very long history tracing back to ancient times. The earliest ambulances were carts used for the transport of patients. We know that these cart ambulances were used in the late 1400s. Early ambulances were used to transport wounded soldiers to field hospitals.

It wasn’t until the Civil War in the United States that superior ambulance wagons were designed, and these were the first purpose-built ambulances. William A. Hammond was the Surgeon General at the time, and he not only designed these ambulances, but he demanded that there be one for every 150 soldiers. He also insisted on medical supply wagons, another type of medical vehicle, for every regimental corps.

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Donate Blood, Save Lives

Posted by MSV Content Team on Feb 16, 2018 5:11:39 PM

Blood is a liquid that circulates throughout the entire body. Its existence is so fundamental to life in the way it carries oxygen and nutrients to every cell. While it brings life and vitality, it also flushes out waste and fights off unwanted infections. Without adequate blood, a person would be in serious, life-threatening trouble. In fact, as reported by the Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood to stay alive. Around 36,000 units of blood are needed every single day.

This is why it's so crucial to donate blood. Taking a few moments out of your day to donate blood could make the difference for someone struggling with a serious illness, infection or injury. Your donation could literally save their life.

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Mobile Medical Care

Posted by MSV Content Team on Dec 14, 2017 6:26:16 PM

Mobile medical care has surely helped transform the healthcare landscape all over the world. If you don’t already know what this trend in the healthcare industry is all about, here is a glimpse. Mobile medical care involves delivering healthcare services with the use of mobile trailers or trucks. These mobile vehicles are specially designed to fit a certain healthcare provider’s requirements. They can also be used to offer a wide range of services including screenings, child deliveries, vaccinations, and even surgery.

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How to Choose a Mobile Medical Vehicle

Posted by MSV Content Team on Nov 14, 2017 6:03:00 PM

It’s important to make the right decision when purchasing new mobile medical units. The wrong vehicle could cause discomfort for the people you’re transporting—or worse. Ask the right questions before you spend: What needs do you want to meet when transporting clients or patients? Does the vehicle comply with legal standards and regulations? “Really never are they used for a transport, sometimes they may have a couple of the providers riding to the site for the day but never a patient” How will the new unit affect your business? Medical professionals are constantly busy, and finding the right unit can be time consuming. So where should you turn?

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MSV and The Rose

Posted by MSV Content Team on Sep 28, 2017 9:02:00 AM

MSV recently completed a Mobile Mammography Health Coach for The Rose. Through its mobile mammography units, The Rose provided 9,337 screenings in 689 mobile visits in 2016. It’s the only free-standing and mobile program in Southeast Texas to receive accreditation as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

The newest addition to the Rose Mobile Mammography unit is a 40-foot coach equipped to provide state-of-the-art 3D digital imaging onsite. The unit is also outfitted with a separate suite that is fully equipped as a medical examination room. The Rose Mobile Mammography coach will serve businesses, school districts, physician offices and civic centers. It will travel across Texas providing services to over 4,000 women annually. We are so proud of this coach buildout and are excited to see the positive impact The Rose continues to provide to women in Texas.

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