When a patient needs evacuating from an emergency, there is every chance they need to be immobilised due to injuries. A standard evacuation stretcher may not offer the right level of support, but splint stretchers will. Designed to immobilise the entire body through the use of several straps, splint stretchers offer an additional element of protection in comparison. Due to straps being used, they are easy and comfortable to use for the patient and the operator. If you require further information about splint stretchers, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266.
When an emergency takes place, there is every chance that a patient may be severely injured. While the use of an evacuation stretcher will help remove them from the scene and begin their treatment, it may not provide the right level of support. If the patient needs to be immobilised, evacuation stretchers are not able to secure them enough to be truly effective. Aggravating a back or spine injury can lead to huge complications further down the line.
The use of splint stretchers, however, overcomes this problem. Splint stretchers have a greater number of straps to be able to immobilise a patient, ensuring they are protected and their injuries can not be further aggravated during the transport process. Splint stretchers offer a higher level of support and comfort for the patient in the event of an injury due to the way they can be secured. The type of stretcher used during an evacuation can either hinder or speed up the recovery process, depending on the severity of the injuries.
Splint stretchers are supportive and useful, easy to operate and ensuring the operator is protected as much as the patient when it comes to transporting the patient. Securing a patient via the use of straps makes it easy for the operator to secure them without having to alter the patient's position once they are on the stretcher.
If you require further information about splint stretchers, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 and they will be happy to assist you.