S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sledge for Bedridden Patients
When evacuating a hospital or care environment in an emergency, bedridden and immobile patients will require extra support to leave the building as quickly as possible. Made with antibacterial and fire-retardant materials for hygiene and safety, the S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sledge for Bedridden Patients stores conveniently under the mattress to allow for quick deployment and safe evacuations in the event of an emergency, all without removing the patient from their pressure care mattress.
How Can the S-CAPEPOD Facilitate Evacuations?
Designed for the quick and efficient evacuation of immobile and bedridden patients, the S-CAPEPOD can be swiftly deployed for immediate use in the event of an emergency. The design process centred around maximising three main factors:
- Speed: The primary concern of any evacuation is speed. The evacuation sheet should be stored under the mattress where the patient will neither feel nor see it, allowing for instant deployment when it's needed.
- Simplicity: With clearly defined flaps, secure fastenings and sturdy materials, the S-CAPEPOD is designed for maximum efficiency with no unnecessary complications.
- Comfort: Since many bedridden patients carry severe injuries and bedsore risk, this sledge allows the mattress to be used seamlessly in the evacuation process.
Why Do I Need an Evacuation Sledge?
Bedridden patients will require assistance to leave the building in the event of an emergency, and fitting hospital beds through doorways is often not an option. An evacuation sheet like the S-CAPEPOD is a crucial part of an evacuation plan for care homes, hospitals and residential care environments, allowing care teams to evacuate patients regardless of blockages, obstacles or unusual building layouts.
Which Mattresses Are Compatible?
The S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sledge is designed for use with the vast majority of pressure relief mattresses (both static and dynamic) with widths between 80cm and 90cm, and lengths under 210cm. For detailed instructions regarding the use of this device with an anti-decubitus alternating air pressure relief mattress, please see step-by-step instructions detailed in the video lower on this page.
How Secure is the S-CAPEPOD?
To ensure the evacuation can be carried out safely regardless of obstacles such as ramps, doorways, stairs and differing terrain, it's crucial the patient be securely strapped in with their mattress. The S-CAPEPOD is designed to provide peace of mind to both the patient and carer in this regard, with a series of heavy-duty folds and closures to provide a secure hold on the patient during the evacuation procedure.
How Sturdy is the S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sheet?
This evacuation aid is designed to stand up to the heavy wear and tear that may arise in an evacuation scenario, and is held securely together during use with a heavy-duty hook and loop fixation system. Produced in strict adherence with European law and ISO standards, the sledge is suitable for patients up to 150kg in weight, and all pulling straps have been safely tested in tensile strength up to 5000kg. This ensures the pulling straps can reliably be used to manoeuvre the patient and mattress together to a safe location.
What Are the Benefits of S-CAPEPOD Materials?
The S-CAPEPOD is made from breathable and permeable Trevira CS material, which can be washed in between use to ensure sufficient levels of hygiene. This material also features inherent antibacterial properties, making it ideal for use in hospital and care environments. The Trevira CS polyester material is also fire-retardant, and is compliant to all relevant EU and ISO standards for fire retardancy in medical environments.
Convenient and Practical Storage
As the S-CAPEPOD can be stored out of the way under the patient's mattress, it can always be at hand whenever the necessity to evacuate should arise. It is designed to fit seamlessly under the mattress so that the patient will neither see nor feel it unless an emergency arises and it is needed. Once stored away, it provides peace of mind to both patient and carer that emergency transportation has been considered should an evacuation occur.
Technical Specifications of the S-CAPEPOD
- Weight: 1.1kg
- Packed size: 40 x 30cm
- Size under mattress (LxW): 210 x 84cm
- Size with flaps open (LxW): 310 x 260cm
- Material: Trevira CS polyester
- Foot-end pulling strap length: 190cm
- Head-end pulling strap length: 142cm
- Maximum carrying weight: 120 - 150kg
- Compatible mattress length: Up to 210cm
- Compatible mattress width: 80 - 90cm
See the S-CAPEPOD in Action
Watch the video below for a closer look at the S-CAPEPOD in use.
How Do I Use the S-CAPEPOD with an Anti-Decubitus Mattress?
Patient evacuations involved an alternating air pressure relief mattress can present unique challenges, and it's important that the proper procedure is followed to ensure the patient's safety. The short video below shows step-by-step instructions on the proper evacuation procedure.
Step-By-Step Evacuation Instructions
Click the PDF link below for a detailed breakdown of the step-by-step instructions shown in the video above.
|Evacuation Instructions |