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The Unit

view of MMU interior
A publicly funded resource, the MMU is on call 24/7 to support B.C.'s health authorities.
Tour the Mobile Medical Unit in this 3-minute video.

The MMU team and unit travel to each B.C. health authority to provide emergency response in the event of a disaster, or business continuity during renovations. It also provides clinical education and mobile health consultation services.  

When not in active deployment, the MMU is protected in an indoor, climate-controlled warehouse facility to preserve its longevity and protect the medical equipment and consumable supplies.  

A team of biomedical engineers have set up a comprehensive preventative maintenance program for all medical equipment.  

When on deployment, the MMU easily connects to a site’s electrical grid to run its clinical systems and equipment. In an emergency situation, the MMU can activate its two 100 kw diesel generators and be self-sufficient.

Equipment highlights

  • ‎Expands to 1,100 square-foot flexible patient care space  
  • Four monitored patient bays, six non-monitored 
  • Multi-purpose procedure room 
  • PACS compatible  
  • Medical imaging 
  • Point-of-care testing 
  • IMITS connectivity
  • Two-level configuration (similar design to a NASCAR trailer) 
  • Required for transport of medical equipment 
  • Supply and storage of medical consumable supplies  
  • Kitchen and bathroom for support personnel 
  • Workshop for on-the-road maintenance and support 
  • Oxygen generator
  • Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitors
  • Massimo Rainbow Pulse Oximeters
  • Zoll X-Series Monitor/Defibrillator
  • Bair Huggers
  • Lifepak 15 Monitor/Defibrillator
  • Glucometer "MMU 1"
  • iSTAT Blood Analyzer "MMU 1"
  • Glidescope Video Laryngoscope
  • McGrath Video Laryngoscope
  • Low Flow Oxygen Concentrators
  • Bedside Ultrasound
  • Hamilton T1 Ventilator
  • LTV1000 Ventilator
  • Vernacare
  • Ranger
  • Lifeline Medicine Cart
  • Simulation doll adult
  • Simulation doll child 
  • Two 100Kw generators we have to provide power for the units
  • Two step down transformers (600v and 480v)
  • Power Cords
  • ‎Transport of the MMU team members  
  • Pulls the oxygen concentrator
  • Two inflatable tents for multi-purpose use that can include first aid, equipment shelter, or administration  
  • Shore power hook-up to the hospital site 
  • City water & waste connections 
  • Connectivity with local hospital network so clinicians can access their own health authority system while in the unit 
  • Laptops and printer available upon request 
  • WiFi

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