Some of the most vital equipment in a hospital is actually what your patient is lying or sitting on. Having comfortable, quality and well designed stretchers and evacuation chairs is vitally important, since the worst case scenario is that in moving a person you inadvertently make their condition worse. This is particularly true of stretchers. They have to be able to take multiple sizes of people from children to larger adults, all without causing the patient any harm.
Patient handling is an important issue that really cannot be overlooked. We have a selection of quality stretchers for all situations, including basket stretchers and folding stretchers. Folding stretchers are particularly useful since you can often store many of them at the same time making it easier to move multiple patients. Plastic basket stretchers are solid and designed for maximum support. They are also designed to be easy to lift in difficult situations and in particular, situations where access to the patient is difficult. This means that the stretcher should have rigidity and offer significant support to the patient, so as not to cause unnecessary bending.
Evacuation chairs are designed for confined areas which makes them great for indoor use inside aircraft, restaurants, hallways and lifts. The patient should also be offered the option of being strapped in to offer maximum security as they are being moved. The covers that come with the chairs should also be resistant to rot and fungus so as not to make them a hazard in themselves, particularly if they have been in storage for a long time.