Another great option for safe patient handling is the Evacuation Mattress. This mattress is designed for use in premises where staircases or fire exits are too narrow to allow for stretcher evacuation or in instances where evacuation chairs are not available.
This evacuation mattress is made of a tough vinyl coated base, 5cm thick foam pad, with a foot pocket at one end to prevent the patient from slipping. It is also equipped with pulling handles at each end and buckles to securely strap the patient during transfer. For the transfer to be done safely, two people will be needed during patient handling.
This also comes with a wipe-clean storage bag and can be mounted on the wall in rooms, wards or strategic areas in the staircase. During emergencies, the mat is easily removed from its bag aiding in the faster transfer of patients onto the mat. Truly, so many lives can be saved with this practically-made evacuation mattress.