How Scoop Stretchers Are Utilized To Save Lives
A senior lady has evaded grave injury after her car landed upside down in a river in Stratford.
The vehicle had apparently gone straight through a wall of a bridge before landing upside down in a brook. The woman was cautiously cut from the car and, upon calculation, appeared to have gotten no injuries that were obvious.
The motorist was placed into a scoop stretcher and neck collar before being transported to the local hospital for additional inspections. Scoop stretchers are an extremely important tool and are an indispensable part of any rescue services tools when it comes to liberating people from car accidents and trapped structures who may have injuries internally.
Scoop stretchers are most often used to lift people who may have a spinal cord injury from the ground, either due to unconsciousness or in order to uphold stability in the case of distress. They also lessen the risk of unwanted movement of injured areas during handover of a trauma patient, as they preserve the patient in a flat alignment during transfer to a normal stretcher if required. They are also a lot more comfy than a long spine board too.
Here at Sure-Line, we offer the scoop stretcher in three variations:
Ferno Scoop EXL Stretcher
The Ferno EXL Scoop Stretcher is the Scoop Stretcher used by the Emergency Services and the NHS.
- Uncouples at both ends to gently scoop up the patient in a gentle scissor type action.
- Thermally treated polymer construction which does not get hot or cold and keeps the patient more comfortable
- Twin safety lock mechanism provides smooth locking and unlocking.
- Head section is recessed for proper cervical alignment.
- Adjusts quickly in 5inch increments for patients of different heights.
- Narrow foot end frame improves confined space handling.
- Easy to clean surface is impervious to fluids
- Folds in half for compact storage
- X-ray translucent
- CT Scan Compatible.
Ferno S-265 Scoop Stretcher
This Scoop can be placed under the body without the need for rolling or lifting – helping operatives to work quickly and reduce risk of injury.
Once the end clasps are uncoupled, the Scoop simply slides under the body with a scissor-motion. It comes with three restraints for tight security during transport, and the whole stretcher can adjust to three different lengths to accommodate virtually any body size.
Combi Head Immobiliser for Scoop Stretcher
The Combi head immobiliser is especially shaped to fit the scoop stretcher used throughout the emergency services and NHS for rescuing casualties who have fallen and picking them up with minimal movement will now have the added benefit of a unique head immobiliser designed to fit the Scoop Stretcher.
The Scoop stretcher has been specified as the stretcher of choice by a growing number of sporting authorities, will now have the ideal partner for carrying casualties with suspected spinal injuries.