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The Differences Between a MegaMover and Their Knockoffs

Published : 07/16/2018 19:14:20
Categories : Mobi Medical Articles , Mortuary Services

The Differences Between a MegaMover and Their Knockoffs

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There are many benefits to using a flexible stretcher. They are typically used during situations where it is not practical to reach your patients with the conventional rigid type of stretcher. There are many instances when a rigid stretcher may be impractical, such as venturing through narrow hallways, moving through small entryways, traveling up or down narrow staircases or maneuvering through other tight passageways. You want to choose a stretcher that is easy to maneuver but also remains stable while transporting your patients. This is the main reason people choose the MegaMover. It is compact, lightweight and easy to maneuver. These stretchers are made to wrap around your patient to ensure that there is less of a chance that your patient will fall out or move during transport. This design feature is beneficial in helping to keep your patient safe during transport.

Key Features of Flexible Stretchers

  • Storage. A flexible stretcher should be compact, lightweight and easy to store.

  • Weight capacity. You will want the weight capacity of your flexible stretchers to be able to easily and comfortably exceed the weight limit of your heaviest patients.

  • Patient’s ease of mind. The design of the stretcher should ensure the comfort and the security of your patient.

  • Efficiency. The design of the stretcher should allow easy maneuverability in tight spaces, and the handholds should provide secure gripping, reduce any risk of strain and decrease the chances of dropping your patient.

  • Maneuverability. This stretcher should allow users to easily and quickly maneuver patients up and down narrow staircases, around any obstacles and through any narrow passageways.

  • Low-friction surface. The stretcher should be designed to easily slide under a patient and across any type of floor to ensure quick and effortless removal or transfer.

  • Cleaning. You will want to choose a flexible stretcher that is easy to clean and sanitize or one that is disposable.

Main Characteristics of Flexible Stretchers

  • Weight capacity. The maximum weight capacities will typically vary from 500 to 1500 pounds.

  • Handles. The number of handles on a flexible stretcher will range from 6 all the way up to 16. Remember when maneuvering patients around corners or over stairs the more handle the butter and when moving through tight spaces pull straps tend to help more.

  • Durability. The surface of a flexible stretcher should be ripped and tear resistant and easy to clean and disinfect.

  • Firmness. There are two options for this. You could opt for removable slats or backboards with your stretcher, or you could totally go without the rigid supports. For the most part, researchers agree that rigid backboards could cause trauma and fully flexible stretchers are adequate in most situations.

  • Portability and storage. Rigid stretchers or stretchers with rigid slats are harder to store and transport, while fully flexible stretchers are compact, lightweight and can easily be folded into a bag as part of a responder’s medical kit.

Why the MegaMover Is the Best Flexible Stretcher

  • Lightweight. A MegaMover is extremely lightweight. It weighs in at only one pound, and it can easily fit into any responder’s medical bag.

  • Low-friction, smooth surface construction. The smooth, non-woven, nylon surface of the MegaMover is easy to slide under patients and across floors.

  • Numerous handles. The MegaMover features six handles per side and two pull straps at each end to help maneuver patients through tight and confined spaces.

  • Security and flexibility. The unique wrap-around design is effective in immobilizing and safely securing the patient at the same time.

  • Weight capacity. The MegaMover features a high weight capacity of a thousand pounds.

  • Cleaning. The sealed design aides and simplifies the cleaning and disinfecting of this stretcher.

  • Affordable. The replacement cost is low, which makes the MegaMover semi-disposable.

The MegaMover is the original flexible stretcher. These stretchers are ideal for transporting patients in any situation and can be easily stored and transported. You should choose a flexible stretcher that is reliable and ensures the safety of your patients. A great flexible stretcher will be easy to use and easy to clean. These factors should make it easy for you to choose the MegaMover and to steer clear of other inefficient knockoffs.

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