Sending accurate measurements ensures that the most appropriate resource is dispatched. The underreporting of measurements may lead to delays.
Width (Widest Point)
Width is a one-dimensional measurement straight across the patient from their widest point (while supine). It’s as if you were holding a meter stick over the patient rather than a measuring tape. This area could include their shoulders hips, or whatever part of their body is the widest. Please have this measurement available in cm.
This is a measurement from the mattress over the patient and back to the mattress again. This is where we will place a lap seatbelt over the patient during the transport.
This measurement is from the bottom of the patient’s foot to the top of their head. Please have the patient’s height available in cm.
Upper Arm Circumference
This measurement is from around the patient’s unflexed upper arm (or bicep). Please have this measurement available in cm.
By providing accurate and precise measurements, you can do your part to help ensure safe and timely transport for patients.