Handling a hospital stretcher? Important factors… Lowering the height, positioning the patient, lifting the safety rails, driving down the corridors, manoeuvring… all this is part of the daily routine of handling a stretcher.
Learn about the key features of the Stretcher X2 that make it easy to handle and offer comfort and safety to caregivers and patients.
Easy patient access and ergonomic posture
For a healthy person, settling on a trolley is easy. The problem is they do not need to settle on it, but someone who is being transferred on or someone who has difficulty moving, is elderly or in pain. Then every inch counts. The Stretcher X2 boasts an exceptionally low bottom position of 52 cm.
The range between the extreme bottom and top height of the stretcher is 40 cm. The height adjustment is not important only for patient access, but also for those who examine and care for a patient, administer therapy or drive the stretcher. Ergonomic posture at the right height is important for all healthcare staff.
Safely settled on the trolley
Safety rails ensure safety during transport. They cover 78% of the stretcher’s length. They are 42 cm high, which also meets the standards for hospital beds. The safety rail boasts the European and US patent for the connecting element, which has improved its strength. Our survey data show an 84.5% reduction in servicing due to damaged safety rails*. Read more about the safety rails.
During patient transport
To get the real picture of patient transport, imagine long hospital corridors, the turnings and the weight of the trolley with a patient on it.
Easier pushing and greater reliability
Compared to its predecessor, the safe working load of Stretcher X2 has been increased by 19%. Its weight capacity is 320 kg, which makes it even more reliable. At the same time, the trolley is 17 kg lighter, which means 13% less push force to move it. Considering the long corridors connecting triage and wards, this leads to much less strain on the nurse’s body daily.
Fast and intuitive operation
Operating a trolley can be time-consuming. That’s why Stretcher X2 has castor controls on all four sides, which significantly reduces the number of steps a nurse has to take while caring for a patient. More concretely, they make 8 steps less each time they don’t need to go from the side to foot/head end just to block the castors.
Transporting a patient comes with the cornering and turning. If the stretcher is equipped with a fifth wheel, in physics terms the rotation lever is halved, which makes turning and cornering easier. This is particularly important because often only one person pushes the stretcher.
The numbers speak for themselves
The numbers confirm the facts and thus bring the focus of the medical staff’s tasks back to the very essence: the patient. With the full support of the Stretcher X2, you will be able to concentrate fully on your work with the patient and do your job more confidently and efficiently.
*White paper: Analysis on the safety rails S and X repairs, data available on request