As discussed in few of our last posts regarding high-quality hospital stretchers, especially the much popular Stryker M series, we understand how important this equipment is for medical and healthcare settings. Apart from that, patients staying at home also get easy mobility and comfort by using stretchers. This article highlights basic but fundamental information about hospital stretches so as to create more awareness among hospital staff and patients.
A hospital stretcher has metal wheels that can be moved here and there. A wheel-based stretcher is also given different wheels, frames and racks. These are mostly used in emergency medical practices as well as to rescue military and personnel services. Stryker M series stretchers are also used in ambulances. These stretchers have wheels to help easy pavements or movement. Stryker M series units are also given a seat belt used to lock patients to ensure their safety during a move. The contemporary stretchers also consist of battery enabled hydraulics, which helps in raising and collapsing the stretcher’s legs on an auto basis.
There are various kinds of these stretchers having features and qualities. Specialized bariatric stretchers are also available with a broad frame and increased weight capacity for the obese patients. Standard stretchers are provided with all sorts of adjustments. The hospital patient stretcher beds can be raised and lowered for shifting the patients. Also, you can also move the stretcher in a sitting position especially for patients who are very old or suffering from any respiratory disorder.
The standard hospital stretchers are generally covered with a clean, disposable sheet and a wrapping that should be cleaned and replaced on a daily basis to avoid infection spreading. The stretcher also has hooks, shelves, poles and intravenous medication holding setting. Stryker M series hospital stretchers are accompanied by all these accessories and enhanced quality.