Air Mattress Evacuation Sheet
In the event of an emergency, it is essential there is an evacuation plan in place for all of the staff and visitors that may be present in the building, regardless of their mobility. This includes those who may be restricted to a bed. Moving them could be detrimental to their health, but an escape route must be available.
This is where the Air Mattress Evacuation Sheet is needed. The evacuation sheet is fitted under an alternating air mattress on a permanent basis so it is there whenever an emergency may arise. In the event that an evacuation of the building takes place, the sheet enables the whole mattress to be turned into an evacuation sledge.
The patient is not required to move and yet an evacuation is still possible – your problem is sorted.
Features of the Air Mattress Evacuation Sheet
The Air Mattress Evacuation Sheet is remarkably similar to the Evacuation Sheet but instead of a general anti-pressure mattress, it is designed to be used with an alternating air mattress. The air mattress evacuation sheet has eight different outlets to ensure the correct tubing can still be connected to the mattress.
The evacuation sheet is attached to the underneath of the mattress and can remain there at all times, ensuring it is ready for immediate use in the event of an emergency. Large pockets with elasticated corners ensure the evacuation sheet fits most depths of mattress.
In the event of an emergency, the sheet turns the entire mattress into an evacuation sledge. The following features ensure the patient's safety when in use:
- Securing straps to hold the patient in place
- An elongated foot pocket to hold the user's feet in place.
Use of the Air Mattress Evacuation Sheet
The Air Mattress Evacuation Sheet is designed to be used in an emergency. The sheet enables the mattress to be converted into a fire evacuation sledge without the patient having to leave the bed.
Suitable for those with mobility problems or a disability, the converted evacuation sledge enables all patients to be evacuated from a building in the event of an emergency.
In order to safely clean your Evacuation Sheet, either machine wash at a temperature not exceeding 60°C or simply wash down with anti-bacterial wipes.