The ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet is kept in position under the mattress with strong elastic corner straps. Daily bed making is as normal. If there is an emergency, then the webbing straps are removed from their pockets and quickly done up around the mattress and the patient. The head and foot end pulling straps are also taken out from under the mattress. The mattress and the patient are then lowered onto the floor for very fast and safe evacuation. This saves the staff from having to carry them. The patient is protected by their mattress and they can be easily taken down stairs to safety.
After evacuation, the patient can be left still cocooned in the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet which may be helpful with patients who are liable to wander. The Cross Straps are sewn across the full width of the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet to provide extra security in case the strong nylon material should tear on a rough surface, i.e. driveways, roads, etc.
For emergency evacuation of non-ambulant patients
Long pulling straps, sewn half way down the length to allow for more rescuers
Rubber on the sides to help prevent the mattress slipping when getting into and out of bed
Press studs & pockets for the Cross Straps to help contain the straps and prevent them getting caught in side rails
Plastic buckles – safer than metal buckles when detached under strain, and won’t damage the washing machine
Cross Straps sewn all the way across the material for extra strength – especially good for sliding on rough tarmac/bitumen/concrete
Plastic slide board built-in – excellent for sliding on all floor surfaces.
Slides well on all floors surfaces including carpet and vinyl. For vinyl-only floor surfaces we recommend the ResQsheet.
Special Press Studs (Patent Applied For) are on the Pulling Straps and the Cross Straps. By doing the Press Studs up, the webbing will be kept in place to help prevent the Pulling Straps falling off the ends of the bed. There have been occasions when these straps have been tangled on attachments to the bed and have delayed a fast evacuation. The Cross Straps also have Press Studs to stop the straps falling between the bed side rail and the bed base.
Two pieces of Miracle Grip Rubber material are sewn to each side, at the top and bottom. A trend with hospital beds is to no longer have small metal bars to hold a mattress in position. This means that the mattress may slip when someone gets into or out of bed. If you find that using this product may contribute to the mattress sliding on the bed frame, we suggest using our Anti Slide Mattress Sticks or Anti Slide Mattress Pad.
The built-in plastic slide board on the bottom makes it excellent for sliding on all floor surfaces. This a benefit if your facility has some carpet and some vinyl floors.
There are many names by which this type of item is known. Some include: Evacuation Sheets, Fire Sheets, Fire Rescue Sheets, Fire Evacuation Sheets, Fire Blankets, or Ski Sheets.
Pelican Manufacturing | Hospital, Nursing, Physio & OT Equipment
Pelican Manufacturing was established in 1986 to provide selected pressure care items for geriatric patients in nursing homes and hospitals.
Please visit our website at www.pelicanmanufacturing.com.au