Leave No One Behind: The Med Sled

The cost-effective Med Sled enables staff to easily & efficiently transport non-ambulatory individuals.

As essential as they are, backboards can be bulky & heavy, making easy transport a difficult proposition in some situations. This can include emergency procedures for evacuating non-ambulatory patients, students and staff. People who attempt to rescue these patients may not have the strength or skill to transport these patients out of the building, especially when stairs are involved.

In response to a grow­ing need for viable, cost-effective & effi­cient trans­port solu­tions, ARC Products devel­oped the Med Sled to ensure no one is left behind.

In the wake of disasters such as September 11 and Hurricane Katrina, hospitals, school districts and nursing homes across the country are reviewing their disaster preparedness plans. In response to this growing need and demand for viable, cost-effective, easy and efficient transport solutions, St. Louis-based ARC Products developed the Med Sled to ensure no one is left behind. The Med Sled enables staff to easily transport non-ambulatory individuals. They can even use the Med Sled to move the patient down a stairwell in order to exit a multi-floor building.

The ease of use featured in the Med Sled comes in the form of the ‘roll and drag’ method, which ensures heavy lifting is not required. Anyone can use this product with little training. Best of all, the design allows the rescuer to move heavier patients with relative ease.

Med Sled is a rescue solution for a number of facility & organization types:

The Med Sled: Easy Transport of the Non-Ambulatory Patient

» EMS/Fire

The Med Sled Evacuation is utilized by EMTs & Firemen nationwide to evacuate multi-storied buildings when elevators cannot be of use. The Med Sled rolls to 9 inches for easy storage on an ambulance or truck, and can used to evacuate someone smoothly down stairs with a tethered braking carabineer. The Med Sled’s rigidity reduces the risk of shifting weight making it safe for the rescuer & the patient. The Bariatric Med Sled has been very popular for buildings that require an evacuation of someone larger than 300 pounds.

The Med Sled: Easy Transport of the Non-Ambulatory Patient

» Military

The Med Sled Rescue is an extraction device that provides quick transport of an injured individual in a difficult or even hostile rescue situation. Weighing only 6 pounds and rolled into a compact carrying bag, the Med Sled Rescue is designed for ease in carrying. Its durable construction makes for a safe & quick transport. A single soldier can quickly load & secure a casualty onto the sled. Each sled features a waist harness for easy horizontal movement. This leaves the soldier’s hands free to use his or her weapon, while transporting their fellow soldier to safety.

The Med Sled: Easy Transport of the Non-Ambulatory Patient

» Schools

In the event of an evacuation due to an emergency, the Med Sled provides School Districts and Universities with a viable, cost effective method of evacuating their non ambulatory students and staff. The Med Sled is lightweight and can easily be transported to the evacuee. The sled requires very little training and can easily be incorporated into your facilities evacuation plans.

The Med Sled is truly a necessary element your evacuation plan no matter what your situation. The options available ensure that it will be usable & easily stored. Hopefully, you won’t need to evacuate. But if you do, I’m sure you’ll find it efficiently helps move evacuees to safety.

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