|Description||P-PATIENT RESCUE SHEET #220VC|
|Comment||Patient Rescue Sheet Vinyl / Carpet|
Item # 220VC
Patent Application 2005202502
Bariatric sizes also available - please contact us for details.
The Patient Rescue Sheet is kept in position under the mattress with strong elastic corner straps. Daily bed making is as normal. If a fire or emergency should occur, the webbing straps are pulled out and quickly done up around the patient. The mattress and the patient are then lowered onto the floor for very fast and safe evacuation, without staff having to carry them. By using the Rescue Sheet, the patient is protected by their mattress and they can be taken down stairs to safety, if necessary. After evacuation the patient can be left still 'cocooned' in the Rescue Sheet, which is helpful with people who are likely to wander.
If you find that using this product may contribute to the mattress sliding on the bed frame, we suggest using our Anti Slide Mattress Sticks or Anti slide Mattress Pad.
Note: the 'cross' straps are sewn across the full width of the Rescue Sheet to provide extra security in case the strong material should tear on a rough surface (i.e. driveways, roads, etc.).
All staff should be involved in regular fire drills so that in an emergency they are familiar with evacuation procedures.
* The construction methods and materials used to make this item are the same as used for Pelican Lifting Slings, which come under the International Standard AS/ISO 10535:2002 'Hoist for the transfer of disabled persons'. This standard required tests for lifting patients with a hoist and sling. The materials we use exceed the requirements under the Standard. As the Rescue equipment is used for sliding, not lifting, the SWL stated can be increased.