Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances

This document specifies requirements for the design, testing, performance and equipping of road
ambulances used for the transport, monitoring, treatment and care of patients. It contains requirements
for the patient’s compartment in terms of the working environment, ergonomic design and the safety of
the crew and patients. This document does not cover the training of the crew, which is the
responsibility of the authority/authorities in the country where the ambulance is to be registered.
This document is applicable to road ambulances capable of transporting at least one patient on a
stretcher and excludes the transportation of hospital beds.
This document also specifies requirements for ambulances intended to carry transport incubator
This document covers the specific requirements of each type of road ambulance, which are designated
according to the patient condition.
This document gives general requirements for medical devices carried in road ambulances and used
therein and outside hospitals and clinics in situations where the ambient conditions can differ from
normal indoor conditions.

Rettungsdienstfahrzeuge und deren Ausrüstung - Krankenkraftwagen

Dieses Dokument legt Anforderungen an Gestaltung, Prüfung, Ausführung und Ausrüstung für Krankenkraftwagen fest, die für den Transport, die Überwachung, die Behandlung und die Versorgung von Patienten genutzt werden. Es enthält Anforderungen an den Patientenraum im Hinblick auf die Arbeitsumgebung, die ergonomische Gestaltung und die Sicherheit des Personals und der Patienten. Dieses Dokument behandelt nicht die Ausbildung des Personals. Dafür ist die Behörde/ sind die Behörden des Landes zuständig, in dem der Krankenkraftwagen registriert ist.
Dieses Dokument gilt für Krankenkraftwagen, in denen mindestens ein Patient liegend auf einer Krankentrage transportiert werden kann. Es schließt den Transport von Krankenhausbetten aus.
Dieses Dokument legt auch die Anforderungen für Krankenkraftwagen fest, die für den Transport von Transportinkubatorsystemen vorgesehen sind.
Dieses Dokument behandelt die besonderen Anforderungen an jeden Typ von Krankenkraftwagen, die entsprechend dem Patientenzustand bezeichnet sind.
Dieses Dokument enthält allgemeine Anforderungen an Medizinprodukte (Geräte), die in Krankenkraftwagen befördert und im Krankenkraftwagen sowie außerhalb von Krankenhäusern und Kliniken verwendet werden, wo sich die Umgebungsbedingungen von den normalen Innenraumbedingungen unterscheiden können.

Véhicules de transport sanitaire et leurs équipements - Ambulances routières

Medicinska vozila in pripadajoča oprema - Cestna reševalna vozila

Ta dokument določa zahteve za načrtovanje, preskušanje, zmogljivost in opremljanje cestnih reševalnih vozil, ki se uporabljajo za prevoz, spremljanje, zdravljenje in oskrbo pacientov. Vsebuje zahteve za
prostor za paciente v smislu delovnega okolja, ergonomske oblike in varnosti osebja in pacientov. Ta dokument ne obravnava usposabljanja osebja reševalnega vozila, za kar je odgovoren organ oz. organi v državi, v kateri bo reševalno vozilo registrirano.
Ta dokument se uporablja za cestna reševalna vozila, ki lahko prevažajo najmanj eno osebo na nosilih, in ne obravnava prevoza na bolniški postelji.
Ta dokument določa tudi zahteve za reševalna vozila, ki so namenjena prevozu
Ta dokument obravnava posebne zahteve za posamezno vrsto cestnega reševalnega vozila, ki so oblikovane
glede na stanje pacienta.
Ta dokument določa splošne zahteve za medicinsko opremo, ki se prevaža v cestnih reševalnih vozilih in uporablja v teh vozilih
ter zunaj bolnišnic in klinik v primerih, v katerih obstaja možnost, da se okoljski pogoji razlikujejo od običajnih notranjih pogojev.

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Medicinska vozila in pripadajoča oprema - Cestna reševalna vozila
Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances
Rettungsdienstfahrzeuge und deren Ausrüstung - Krankenkraftwagen
Véhicules de transport sanitaire et leurs équipements - Ambulances routières
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 1789:2020+A1:2023
11.160 Prva pomoč First aid
43.160 Vozila za posebne namene Special purpose vehicles
SIST EN 1789:2020+A1:2024 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 1789:2020+A1


December 2023
ICS 11.160; 43.160 Supersedes EN 1789:2020
English Version

Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances
Véhicules de transport sanitaire et leurs équipements - Rettungsdienstfahrzeuge und deren Ausrüstung -
Ambulances routières Krankenkraftwagen
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 13 April 2020 and includes Amendment approved by CEN on 21 September

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Contents Page

European foreword . 4
Introduction . 5
1 Scope . 6
2 Normative references . 6
3 Terms and definitions . 9
4 Requirements . 10
4.1 General requirements . 10
4.2 Electrical requirements . 10
4.2.1 General . 10
4.2.2 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) . 11
4.2.3 Battery and alternator . 11
4.2.4 Electrical installation . 12
4.2.5 Visual warning system and audible warning system (siren) . 13
4.2.6 Reversing systems .

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