For the safe evacuation of bariatric individuals
Bariatric S-CAPEPOD can make the difference in state of an emergency.
Up to 300 KG / 660 lbs.
Why do you need an evacuation device for bariatric patients?
- You cannot simply lift someone out of bed – that’s too heavy.
- Transferring a bariatric patient onto a portable evacuation device takes too much time in an emergency.
- The bariatric beds are often too wide to push it through the narrow doors.
- You need to be prepared for the vertical evacuation.
Extra abdominal belts
Since you are dealing with a larger individual, the patient needs to be firmly fixated onto the mattress. This prevents the patient from moving or slipping down during an vertical evacuation via staircases.
For that reason, extra abdominal belts were added to firmly fixate the patient onto the mattress. It’s crucial to fixate as tightly as possible. Therefore it is recommended to perform this step with two people. This also provides extra comfort for the patient.