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Snowsled Vacuum Mattress with Carry Bag & Vac Pump

£850.00
£1020.00 inc VAT
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Product code: ZZ/4365

The vacuum mattress was developed in collaboration with the Mountain Rescue Council of England and Wales (MRC). It is used by all the teams in England and Wales, and most of the teams in Ireland and Scotland.

The need for proper spinal support and management of trauma casualties is well established. It is now recommended that if casualties are to remain on a stretcher for longer than 20 minutes, they should first be placed in a vacuum mattress. The mattress contours to the casualty's shape, which adds significantly to the quality of care, reduces risk of further injury, helps to eliminate the risk of pressure sores and facilitates faster recovery.

Specific end users

All rescue organisations, particularly those who operate in hostile and difficult environments.

Specification

  • Flat size: 1 m X 2 m (1.2 m at shoulders)
  • Sac: size 90 X 50 X 30 cm
  • Sac flap has full length mesh pocket
  • Weight: 8.0kg in sac with pump
  • High density beads
  • Tough welded PU covered nylon fabric
  • enclosed by 1000 denier Cordura nylon cover
  • 5 easily adjusted straps
  • 5 lifting handles on each side
  • Transparent pocket for medical notes

Advantages

  • Optimum spinal support. No restriction on casualty weight. Patients feel comfortable and well supported
  • Circulation maintained and speed of recovery is helped
  • X-ray transmissible
  • Good insulation from the surroundings
  • Not affected by extremes of temperature. Cleaning is easy
  • It can be used in whatever is the most helpful position for the casualty, e.g., it can be used for patients in a semi-reclined position

Benefits

  • Is lightweight, yet very strongly constructed for demanding environments
  • Is easy to use and to learn techniques
  • Is fast and very reliable in use
  • Comes complete in sac with some extra room for personal gear
  • Optimum spinal support. No restriction on casualty weight. Patients feel comfortable and well supported
  • Circulation not compromised and speed of recovery is helped
  • X-ray transmissible
  • Good insulation from the surroundings
  • Not affected by extremes of temperature. Cleaning is easy
  • It can be used in whatever is the most helpful position for the casualty, e.g., it can be used for patients in a semi-reclined position

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