Scoop stretchers are ideal when a patient is either unconscious or suffering from a suspected spinal injury. The stretcher comes together beneath the patient rather than them being lifted onto it. This prevents unnecessary movement and helps to support the patient. Scoop stretchers are then used to transfer the patient onto a more stable stretcher to provide comfort and support for the injured individual. Scoop stretchers help to support a trauma patient. If you require further information about scoop stretchers, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266.
Scoop stretchers operate in a different way to normal stretchers. Rather than a patient being lifted onto it, the stretcher splits into two sections and is brought together again underneath the patient. When the locks on head and tail of the stretcher then click back into place, the patient is secured on the stretcher without having to be moved. This makes a scoop stretcher ideal when the patient is either unconscious or suffering from a suspected spinal injury as it prevents them from having to be lifted or moved unnecessarily.
Scoop stretchers are not ideal for transportation of a patient in this situation. However, due to the way the stretcher operates, the reverse procedure is possible. The scoop stretcher is placed on another stretcher, the locks released and the stretcher removed. Again, there is no unnecessary movement or jostling of the patient, which is essential with a suspected spinal injury.
Patients can be secured on scoop stretchers through the use of straps. There are also a number of handles on the outside of the stretcher, meaning as many operators as required can be used to move the patient. Providing excellent support for patients with a spinal injury, the scoop stretcher literally scoops them up, protecting them from further harm.
There are a range of different scoop stretchers available. Different size scoop stretchers are suitable for different weights and sized people. If you require further information about the scoop stretchers, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266.