The Car Emergency Slide Board Kit provides a safe way to get an unconscious person out of a car. The Emergency Department has a difficult manual handling task when a car arrives at a hospital with an unconscious person either in the front or rear car seat.
Depending on the patient’s condition and position they can be slid out of the car either head or feet first.
By using the Pelican Car Slide Board Kit, this difficult manual handling task is made easier. If necessary the Straps are fastened around the ankles, thighs and waist of the patient. Then the specially shaped flexible Slide Board is positioned under the patient.
The Carers can then pull the Slide Straps from outside of the car, using their body weight and standing in a good manual handling position. As the Slide Board is very flexible, it will bend up to a trolley or down to the ground.
It has been reported back to us that at one hospital a man was evacuated from a car in under one minute. The following week it took two minutes to evacuate a pregnant lady and get her safely out of the car. It took extra time as they had to be more careful handling two people.
Safe Working Load (SWL)
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