Patient transfer is an important process that needs to be conducted with care and precision. Having an appropriate ambulance stretcher will help you to reduce the risk of injuring a patient when raising and lowering the cot. LFA First Response offers two high-quality stretchers which are able to support patients properly and alleviate the weight from medics’ backs. These two Stryker stretchers will be analysed below, so you can make an informed decision when it comes to providing the best equipment for your ambulances.
Stryker Power-PRO XPS Stretcher
This powered ambulance stretcher, which has a 318kg load capacity, offers a high speed retract system, which greatly reduces your load and unload times for patient transfer. The stretcher contains a battery-hydraulic system which can raise and lower the patient at the simple touch of a button. Once the stretcher detects that the weight is off its wheels, the base fully retracts in a speedy 2.4 seconds, once you press the “minus” button.
The head section of the stretcher is retractable allowing you to navigate those cramped spaces in any height position. The fold-down side rails also give you 360-degree mobility in these spaces.
There is also a manual backup system, giving medics or other workers confidence that they can still use the stretcher properly if the hydraulic system stops working.
A greater sense of support
Giving your patients a comfortable and safe support system on the stretcher should be a priority, which is an area where the Stryker stretchers really shine. The sealed bolster mattress of the Power-PRO is preferred by Stryker and provides patients with a greater sense of security and support during their transport.
Reducing the load for workers
One of the unfortunate outcomes of repetitive motions involving a lot of bending, lifting, carrying and lowering is that the medics or workers can often encounter back injuries or issues over time. The Power-PRO also improves the safety of your workers, reducing the rate of work-related injuries, as well as the lost workdays and costs for workers’ compensation.
The lifting handles on the head and foot end of the stretcher are optimised to 30 degrees, which is the most preferred angle for most operators. The foot end controls are also duplicated on both the upper and lower lift bars helping to make it suitable to all types and sizes of workers.
Stryker M-1 Stretcher
The Stryker M-1 stretcher is also available at LFA First Response, giving you a versatile and maneuverable option for your ambulance. With a 227kg load capacity, the real benefit of this stretcher is that it is designed for one-person operation, and is known for being simple to use. This roll-in system offers incredible maneuverability thanks to its patented Steer-Lock System and removable litter.
You also have the benefit of the lift-and-grip design featuring appropriately colour-coded controls, making it even more accessible and easy to use for workers. With lift handles at four corners, you’re gifted with greater usability particularly when working alone.
The oversized wheels require less force to roll, making the stretcher easier to roll around, particularly when being used on rougher surfaces. There are also many different floor mounts and a range of stretcher accessories that you can use.
LFA First Response
LFA First Response stocks these two high-quality Stryker Stretchers, as well as a wide range of other medical supplies and rescue and resuscitation equipment. If you do require a top-quality ambulance stretcher, please send us a product enquiry and our medical equipment specialists at LFA First Response will be more than happy to provide a quick quote.