Author: Sana Naz

Stryker M Series – All About High-Quality Stretchers

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.

Stryker Prime X – Safety Precautions While Using

Stretchers are the vital part of any clinical and healthcare setting. We have highlighted Stryker Prime X series as one of the most used products characterized by high-quality, functionality and aesthetics. In this article, we will share some important safety precautions while operating the Stryker Prime X stretchers.

  • Always use caster brakes during patient movement on or off a stretcher. Push on it to make sure that brakes are locked safely. Always keep the brakes engaged unless stretcher is moving. If stretcher moves during patient movement, injury may result.
  • While lowering a side rail to collapsed position, keep patients and operating staff’s extremities away from side rail spindles to avoid injury.
  • Keep your hands clear of are around the Fowler release handle and frame while lowering.
  • To prevent any damage, remove all the equipment that might come in a way, before lowering or raising litter height.
  • Don’t engage steer pedal while the Bug Wheel is on rest on a threshold or other lifted area, otherwise, the force needed to engage Big Wheel becomes higher than normally required, which may possibly cause damage.
  • To keep equipment and patient safe, don’t let the side rail to get lowered on its own.
  • The weight of I.V. bags must not be more than 40 pounds, or else, damage may cause.
  • To avoid transportation-oriented damage, verify that the I.V. pole is low enough in height, that it can safely pass through passages and under lighting fixtures.
  • Stryker Prime X stretchers have weight capacity of Knee Gatch as 200 lbs. No one should stand or sit on the Gatch as it may damage the equipment and cause injury to patient.
  • The serving tray also has weight capacity of 30 lbs., which should be taken into consideration.
  • Don’t use the cutout given for oxygen bottle holder for storing oxygen bottles and patient’s belongings.
  • Don’t use the hood for stepping.

The Significance of Refurbished Hospital Beds

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In the last few posts, we highlighted how refurbished medical equipment and devices are beneficial for healthcare settings. However, medical devices and equipment are not the only healthcare necessities that are purchased in a refurnished form, rather refurbished hospital furniture, especially refurbished hospital beds are also a fast growing choice for nursing homes, hospitals, surgical and medical clinics and even residential homes.

The benefits of high-quality refurbished hospital beds are numerous, including that you get a reliable and damage-free medical bed at a reduced price and thus, you can save money.

Refurbished hospital beds are usually available in two versions. Customers choose any between the two as per their specific circumstances, budget and requirements. These versions are as follows:

  • Partially Refurbished Hospital Beds

The partially refurbished hospital beds are mechanically sound and their all components are serviced and repaired. However, repainting cost is to be borne by customer, if needed. These beds are reliable and durable and often come with a warranty of 3 months.

  • Fully Refurbished Hospital Beds

The fully refurbished hospital beds are also free from all mechanical issues, repaired and fixed with new stickers, wheels, cuplings and head and foot boards. These beds are completely repainted to give them a brand new look, and often come with a warranty of one year.

Refurbished hospital beds, either partially or fully refurbished, are available in various sizes, height, designs and colors. Often, the residential requirements are different from commercial ones, therefore, the availability of broad range is necessary to ensure that you are getting the right one for your use.

In addition, from healthcare point of view, the hospital beds are essential for patients who are residing at their homes and not hospitals. This is because, unlike ordinary beds, hospitals beds are made in view of patient’s general healthcare requirements, comfort required for the body and ease of use and mobility from one room to another.

Are Refurbished Stretchers Different Than New Ones In Terms Of Use?

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The article title though seems a simple question, but it can be quite complicated to answer based on the supplier or the company you are contracting to purchase refurbished stretchers from, for your clinic, hospital or other kinds of healthcare settings.

As a general rule of thumb, the refurbished stretchers are the ones that should work well and don’t have any major manufacturing or cosmetic issues, apart from only minor or common wear and tear repair and retuning. The high-quality refurbished stretchers provided by our company are all proper-functioning and free from leaks and major damages.

It is suggested that you should go for the stretchers that have no rebuilding components prone to damage, failure, new paint or labels’ requirements. The refurbished units are absolutely same as the new ones in terms of use if these conditions are fulfilled by the refurbished stretchers.

If you are considering a reliable contractor or supplier like us, which specialized in refurbished medical devices and equipment supply across the borders, chances are you are going to get almost new looking and completely satisfactorily working stretchers. Since refurnished medical devices are in great demand due to their low cost and almost same functionality like that of new devices and equipment, considering refurbished stretchers is a popular practice in many clinical settings around the globe, especially in developing regions and economies where the objective is to keep the medical cost as low as possible for the physicians as well as for patients.

It is also recommended that refurbished stretchers must be inspected, dissembled, cleaned, disinfected, repainted, damaged components replaced and new labels pasted if needed. In addition, your contractor should also give you a warranty for any refurbished unit you buy. Though the processes and delivery time may vary from supplier to supplier, yet a reliable supplier always tends to fulfill all basic requirements. Once these conditions are fulfilled, you can surely consider that refurbished stretchers are exactly the same like new ones in terms of use.

Stryker Cub Crib – Features & Benefits

High-quality pediatric care requires the availability of a crib that is specifically developed around the aspects of access, safety and easy to use mechanism. Stryker cub crib is the one that meets these aspects requirements successfully.

What Is the Cub Pediatric Crib?

Many people are not familiar with this equipment, therefore, we will highlight what cub pediatric crib is. The cub pediatric crib is the medical equipment or device that supports efficient and safe care practices, while indirectly facilitating the healing of small children and their families through its warm and friendly look.

The Composition of Cub Crib

Cub crib is equipped with special safety advancements including low-impact side rails having wider and thinner slats and four independent side rails that are the source of providing a free access to patient when lowered and full coverage of him when raised. In addition, many cub cribs, for instance the Stryker cub crib, are also given a protective top that is fitted with intermediate support positions on every side.

The Features Offered by Cub Crib

The four low-impact, independent side rails of the cub crib include a slatted design and provide an open access for the caregivers in all directions. The key features that provide a lot of benefits include:

  • Independent side rail design
  • Protective top (optional)
  • Retractable fifth wheel
  • Integrated scale (optional)
  • Retractable backrest
  • Hydraulic controls (optional)

Why Stryker Cub Crib Is Great?

On the basis of our observations and consents taken from various care givers, we have come to conclusion that Stryker cub cribs are the most widely used and recommended devices in the U.S. healthcare industry. There are a lot of reasons behind that including the model’s innovative and efficient integrated scale systems that helps the caregivers to get one-touch, precise weight readings and other observations with the patient child in all positions.

Stryker M Series – The Stretchers for Home Care

Stryker M Series.jpegOne of the most critical and difficult stages of medical care is to take care of the patient upon his or her returning to home. Many people are happy if their loved ones come back home; however, they fail to realize that this will also be having a big change on their lifestyle.

Especially, the patient on bed will experience some changes in his environment. Stretchers, which are generally associated with hospitals or large scale healthcare units, are not an important medical equipment for home care for ensuring proper care of patients who have to spend time on bed. Stryker M Series stretchers, are an ideal choice in this regard.

When we think of home, it is generally the whole house comes to our mind. The security and comfort comes from being able to live normally in surroundings. Once a patient return to his home and must stay in bed, a great degree of his comfort will be absent. The stretchers or hospital beds are the best solution to this problem.

While there are various advantages of stretchers, maybe one of the most applicable one is to enable mobility of patient in different conditions. Traditional beds are confined to just one room. For the patient, who is passing through a long term care plan, and is also taking drips and other necessary treatments on frequent basis, traditional beds are just not an enjoyable way to live. No one likes being trapped in one position or in one room. The stretchers allow an easy transportation for patients. The design is also beneficial to allow caregivers to easily fix drips and provide aid to the patients when needed.

In terms of home care’s intense requirement of mobility, versatility and simplicity, Stryker M Series stretchers are supremely user-friendly and mobile. These reduce physical strain on health care providers without compromising patient’s comfort and safety.

Buying Guide for X-Ray Stretcher & Why Stryker Prime X Series?

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are increasingly getting advanced in terms of hospital equipment’s efficiency, portability and ease of use within state-of-the-art healthcare settings. X-ray stretcher is probably one of the latest as well as most advanced hospital equipment that is increasingly getting popular around the world’s health care facilities and clinic settings.

The Stryker Prime X ray stretcher, characterized by high quality, efficiency and durability, has been designed by Stryker in view of rising demand of such equipment and supplies in hospitals. However, in this post, we will highlight the general tips to buy X-ray stretcher.

What are the fundamental functionalities that you must check while buying stretcher?

  • The dimensions

Just like any stretcher, the width and length of the X-ray stretcher are the most critical factors that should be inspected. Keep in mind that while you place a patient onto stretcher, it must be having adequate space to cover all sides, otherwise accurate results are not guaranteed. In addition, proper dimensions of the stretcher help ensure easy and careful mobility of stretcher.

  • The Handling

Most of the mainstream X-ray stretchers are developed with a consideration of single operator who will be managing the stretcher without any assistance. However, for obese or overweight patients, this idea doesn’t seem to work. Therefore, the handling functionality of the X-ray stretchers must be inspected to cater a wide range of patients, with safety.

Why Stryker Prime X Series stretcher?

In view of the buying parameters, these stretchers seem ideal, since these are user-friendly and mobile, designed to decrease the physical strain on operating staff while giving patient lots of care and comfort at the same time.

The Stryker Prime X also includes mobility function with optional wheel for making patient’s transportation efficient and safe. With high quality Pioneer mattress, patients get proper pressure redistribution and comfort level all across the body. The stretcher-exist system of the units alerts the healthcare staff to a potential falls of patients on time. In addition, the power washable design of the stretcher is easy to clean, while its 700lb weight capacity is able to address wide range of patients.