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Deans - Emergency Stretcher spoon

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The spoon is a special stretcher to stretcher useful for lifting and transporting a patient on the stretcher but must never be used in the presence of trauma.

Though in some official protocols it is considered one means of lifting the patient on the stretcher, it appears instead to be an excellent means of transportation with the convenience with which the patient can be put on that stretcher and thanks to its lightness makes it a excellent way in all those cases where the patient transport to the stretcher is uncomfortable.

The stretcher consists of a hollow metal structure to the center, which form a spoon. The party head / upper torso has a width which will be supported while the lower limbs is narrower and may be more or less elongated acting on two levers on either side of the stretcher, the joints between the top and bottom.

As mentioned above, the great quality of this litter is its simplicity and quickness in loading "on board" the patient is usually performed by two rescuers in this way.

Innanzituto proceed to unhook and remove the straps and the stretcher is placed on one side of the patient by aligning the patient's head with the upper zone of the patient. Then you drop the blocks of the lower zone and proceeds to stretch that area until the length of the stretcher is slightly above the height of the patient, making sure that the last area of support is above the ankle so that your heels may fall into the "vacuum" between the last support and hook closure at the foot. This prevents the weight borne by the heel, go to download the ankle injury. Once you set the ideal length is just replace the hooks unhooked.

Pressing the two hooks above and below, we proceed to divide the stretcher leaving the two halves has the inside looking out towards the patient and placing the other half on the side opposite from the patient but to allow rearward from this First, the passage of the rescuers. One thing to keep in mind when you move the second part on the other side and that you should never pass this piece on the patient but the moves by rotating around the patient so that the half-stretcher, slipping from falling over the patient.

At this point, the two rescuers kneel on the opposite side to the stretcher that was not moved and positioned his hands on the patient, the first shoulder and the hip and the other on the opposite iliac crest and thigh. Synchronized, the patient is rotated slightly and as soon as this is slightly off the ground, the second free outlet to the basin and slide the spoon under half the patient

At this point we change from the side, returning the second half of the gurney and do the same on the other side.

So the two rescuers are positioned head up and fit the upper and lower hooks that should now be practically neighbors. If problems can be handy, knees, toes pointing to one side by one of the hooks with both hands and push the other to hook up the two parties do not fit. Another trick is to help the joint acting slightly pressing the release button help the joints of both parties.

Then make sure the two straps around the patient, and the other at chest level of the iliac crest in order to lock the upper body and pelvis in the case of small oscillations and inclinations as when you descend the stairs . If there is availability of a third cinch, it is placed at the femur or tibia. In any case, however, the straps should never be placed in areas with "soft" such as abdomen or joints such as knee, ankle.

It then raises the patient. If two rescuers, the lifting is done as in the case of autotrasportante stretcher, with a rescuer at the head ee one foot. In the case of three rescuers, one is positioned at the foot and the other two take the stretcher laterally to the sides of the patient's chest so as to reduce the load on the rescuers and to prevent possible occurrence of central stretcher.

It then translates the patient to the stretcher so that it can be loaded into ambulances.

After positioning the patient on the stretcher, they take off their belts, you drop the two sides and just come off from under the patient. Obviously, in this case, avoided moving the two sides, just on the patient.

In conclusion, the garrison stretcher spoon is more convenient to transport the patient to the stretcher in the case of trauma patient. In fact, to remember always the rule, if you have a patient on a stretcher with a collar to spoon you have certainly done something wrong.

Thanks to skiermas Forum soccorritori.it for his advice and explanations.

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2 Responses to "Deans - Emergency Stretcher spoon"

  • Luke writes:

    Here I not only used as a garrison of handling and transport :)

    Cmq there is a new version of spancer that with the straps and a cord lock head becomes a real :)

    Chau

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    Emiliano Bruni's Reply:

    I did not understand the first part if you use it for handling and transport, use it like us. I saw spencer but only in pictures :-D

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