New ETSC report gives an overview of post-collision response
When a collision occurs, fast, appropriate and well- coordinated emergency response is crucial for effective treatment of seriously injured people.
A new paper from ETSC, published as part of its REVIVE project, outlines the actions that are undertaken every time a road collision occurs. It describes the role of emergency/rescue services from the moment a call is taken to handover to hospital, and identifies areas where application of best practice is particularly important.
It is directed towards the road safety community: policy makers and experts who do not necessarily possess knowledge in the field of health/emergency care or rescue and is intended to serve as an introduction to post-collision response and emergency care in Europe.
In a separate case study, accompanying the report, ETSC takes a look at the concept of “emergency corridors”, a method, mandated in some EU countries, for ensuring roads are cleared in order for emergency response vehicles to access the scene of a collision.
Emergency corridors case study: https://etsc.eu/post-collision-response-case-study-emergency-corridors/