Lightweight Emergency Medical Stretchers are ideal for transporting immobile individuals to and from appointments or visits with family and friends without bearing the cost of relying on EMS services. When transporting immobile individuals, caretakers are limited to few options. One alternative is hiring EMS workers; however, this option is not only extremely costly – costing hundreds of dollars for just one round trip EMS service – but it also limits personal freedom. Caring for individuals with mobility is already difficult enough in itself without the added stress and costs associated with transportation. To alleviate said stress and costs, MSEC offers a variety of lightweight emergency medical stretcher models.
Our lightweight emergency medical stretchers are created with your comfort and flexibility in mind. As a home caretaker, often times, you are solely responsible for the wellbeing of your patient with no external help; our lightweight stretchers are designed to be handled by a singular person. In other words, you, as a caretaker, can easily load your patient onto the medical stretcher. The locking sidebars and bumper rails allow for low-effort and safe patient loading and unloading. The heavy-duty locking casters allow for controlled steering and maneuvering. Numerous other features found in some stretchers, such as the floor-mounted hook and accidental collapse safety lock, ensure a comfortable and protected transport.
Additionally, we offer multiple different configurations. Some of our stretchers include Trendelenburg and Reverse Trendelenburg positions, adjustable backrests, and side rails. These features ensure that the patient is comfortable and secure while being transported. The various different loading heights allow for caretakers to load the stretchers into multiple types of vehicles. Some stretchers are also equipped with an IV pole and oxygen tank holder. The double top feature of the MS3C-335 model even serves as a backboard, allowing for the patient and backboard to be removed and carried if needed – for example, if the immobile individual needed to be carried up or down the stairs.
Although traditionally used for emergency purposes, emergency stretchers are now being used by at-home caretakers. Caretakers and individuals with limited mobility alike desire to live their lives uninterrupted and with as much freedom as possible – this means limiting reliance on outsiders. Relying on EMS services for every appointment or every outing is inconvenient, impractical, and very costly. It significantly limits independence. In sum, EMS services are not the only option – or even the most convenient option. Investing in a lightweight stretcher is the most affordable and freeing option for caretakers to easily and safely transport individuals with limited mobility.