Transporting a patient in an emergency situation not only requires precision and care, but also speed and comfort. Choosing the right ambulance cot for an emergency vehicle is crucial to providing the best care in these critical situations. Take a look at MFI’s offerings to make the most ideal choice.
Types of Ambulance Stretchers
Stretchers are more than just beds for transporting patients in crisis. Many models have versatile styles that can overcome rough terrain, stairs, and other difficult-to-reach places.
Standard ambulance cots support the full body of a patient, typically on an adjustable X-frame for top-notch support. Cots typically contain the frame, a mattress, handrails and straps for securing a patient.
Evacuation chairs are specialized patient carriers that are designed to tackle stairs and flat terrain in emergency evacuation situations. Patients are typically in a sitting position, wherein the chair can more easily be carried over terrain to safer ground. Some evacuation chair models include a motor to assist with transporting larger patients.
Backboards and Splints
When an ambulance cot is unavailable, the best alternative is a backboard or splint to carry an injured patient away in an emergency. Backboards and splints are typically made of hardened and durable plastic resin, with handholds for lifting and straps for securing the patient. Backboards are usually one solid piece while a splint supports limbs independently.
Allied Healthcare offers an Infant / Pediatric Immobilization Board for smaller emergency patients. These pediatric boards are specially designed to comfortably house these patients during transport, and include a carry bag and a drug dosage sleeve for patient management.
Our Current Specials
At MFI, we work with manufacturers to get the best deals for customers and caregivers. Check out our specials page and get the latest available deals for ambulance stretchers and accessories.