How to buy patient transport devices (eBook)
Download this FireRescue1 patient transport devices buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation
Fire and EMS personnel continue to sustain injuries at a faster rate than the rest of the workforce. Back injuries account for approximately 50% of all firefighter line-of-duty injury-related retirements, and more than half of EMS workers' compensation claims – 65% – involve back injuries.
Take a hard look at the many lifting tasks in the patient transport and handling journey. Rather than trying to use one device for every scenario, innovation has brought to market many different 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 FireRescue1 guide to buying transport devices 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
- Company directory
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