EMS Today 2009 Product Roundup: Patient Handling
By EMS1 Staff
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The POWERFlexx+ from Ferno
The POWERFlexx+ utilizes a 24V lead acid battery that can go on about 20 calls without needing a recharge. Unlike lithium batteries, lead acid batteries have no battery memory, and can be recharged fully or partially a number of times without shortening battery life. The optional ICS in-the-fastener charging system allows you to charge the battery whenever it’s in the ambulance.
Ferno also offers the LBS Bariatric Board, a 34-inch board that mounts onto Ferno cots in order to accommodate larger patients. To see Ferno’s complete line of stretchers, stair chairs and other products, visit http://www.ferno.com/.
The Powermed-X from Monster Medic
The Powermed-X ambulance cot sits at the core of Monster Medic’s booth, and has features such as power loading technology that prevents tipping, onboard sensors that track patient data, and a “dual energy system” that uses lithium ion batteries for prolonged life in the field.
Representatives at the Monster Medic booth said the company has established itself has a top brand in the patient handling industry and will focus on expanding its focus in the coming months. For more information on Monster Medic’s full line of products, visit http://www.monstermedic.com.
The Performance-PRO XT from Stryker
Stryker is one of the most trusted names in the EMS industry and a constant presence at EMS tradeshows. At EMS Today, the company came promoting a new product from its line: the Performance-PRO XT.
The XT is an all-aluminum manual cot based off of Stryker's power cot, Power-PRO XT, and is being touted as the lightest cot in the industry, weighing just below 90 lbs.
The cot features key functions such as a retractable head area for better movement, and an adjustable knee hatch that can prop up a patient’s legs to prevent sliding and increase comfort. The XT ranges from $5,000 to $6,000.
A Stryker representative said that all Stryker products have rugged design, light-weight construction, and a reasonable price with all the necessary features intact. For more information on Stryker products, visit http://ems.stryker.com/index.jsp.