For patients who need to be comfortably secured in a sitting position, a regular stretcher won’t be enough. However, with a stretcher chair, a patient can be raised into a sitting position without jostling them. These types of stretchers are most ideal for emergency response centers and surgery, where patients may be frequently transported between departments or must be kept in a sitting position. By securing them to a transformable stretcher chair, it minimizes the risk of falls or injury to patients and care providers.
Types of Stretcher Chairs
There are a few different stretcher chairs available, each with custom features designed for a specific use.
Eye Surgery Stretcher Chair
This type of surgical chair features a fully adjustable stretcher that can be transformed from flat to chair in a few simple hydraulic movements. The head section can also articulate for enhanced clearance and precise positioning during eye surgery. We understand that eye surgery is a delicate procedure and that practitioners need absolute control over their equipment to keep the patient comfortable and get the job done. MFI Medical offers certified refurbished models of the Stryker 5051 Eye Surgery Stretcher and the Hausted SurgiChair ESC-EYE Stretcher.
Transport Stretcher Chairs
A transport stretcher chair serves as an all-purpose chair, given that it can transform from chair to flat, and vice versa. Transport stretcher chairs can bring ease and comfort to the patient and care providers, with smooth hydraulics controlling the motion of the stretcher. This type is especially useful for patients who may need a wheelchair, but are not in condition to transfer. TransMotion Medical offers the TMM4 and TMM5 Multi-Purpose Stretcher-Chairs for ease of transportation.
X-Ray Trauma Stretcher Chairs
These types of stretcher chairs are comfortable and can be positioned for light procedures and x-rays. These stretchers are x-ray friendly, and so can directly transport a patient from a response center to an x-ray unit without transferring the patient. An x-ray stretcher chair is most ideal for emergency response centers where patients must be transported quickly between departments. The TransMotion Medical Multipurpose Stretcher-Chairs are also safe for x-ray use in emergency situations.
Deals and Discounts
MFI Medical not only carries the best brands for the stretcher chairs that you need, but also offers convenient pricing on these same units. Be sure to check out our Specials page to learn more about our latest deals and discounts on specialty items. Please note that these deals may change throughout the year, so return frequently for the latest news.