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How to buy patient handling devices (eBook)

Download this EMS1 patient handling devices buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation


EMS providers continue to sustain injuries at a faster rate than the rest of the workforce. More than half of EMS workers’ compensation claims – 65% – involve back injuries.

Take a hard look at each individual EMS lifting task in the patient handling journey; there are many. Rather than trying to use one device for every scenario, innovation has brought to market many different patient handling devices, each targeted to address an individual challenge in the lifting and movement of patients.

The quality of today’s modern ambulance stretchers and lifting devices has benefited from intense development and rapid evolution. The functionality of these devices protects the health of your workforce and patients, which has a powerful impact on your ability to serve. If you have not evaluated the current new models on the market, now is a great time to start.

This EMS1 guide to buying patient handling devices – whether you are leading an initiative to purchase new devices or are looking to upgrade your current solutions – is a starting point for the several months or more purchasing process. Included in this guide:

  • Things to consider before buying
  • Top implementation considerations
  • Questions to ask vendors

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