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Med Sled Bariatric Evacuation Sled

Med Sled Bariatric Evacuation Sled
  • Cost-effective and efficient solution for disaster prevention
  • Extra wide, designed for bariatric, ICU or post-op patients
  • Assembled and ready to use for horizontal and vertical evacuation
  • Allows staff to transport patients two to three times their weight


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Brand:  Med Sled

Med Sled Bariatric Evacuation Sled

In times of emergency, timing is everything and usually there is no time to wait for professional help when a building needs to be evacuated. The Med Sled Bariatric Evacuation Sled is designed with an additional 12" of width to help you transport your largest patients, as well as your ICU or post-operation patients who might need to be transferred along with additional padding or life-support equipment.

Features and Benefits of the Evacuation Sled

  • Cost-effective and efficient solution for disaster prevention
  • Made from High-Density Polyethylene
  • Assembled and ready to use for horizontal and vertical evacuation
  • Patented Perimeter Tether and Stairwell Breaking System for added safety
  • Allows staff to transport patients two to three times their weight
  • Uses Roll and Drag method, so no heavy lifting is required
  • Suitable for hospitals, nursing homes, schools, universities, offices and public buildings

Roll and Drag Method

One of the best features of the Med Sled is that it uses the Roll and Drag method, which ensures that no heavy lifting is required and practically anyone can use it with a minimal amount of training required. As there is no lifting involved, a person weighing 8 stone can transport someone twice their weight with relative ease.

To learn more about the Med Sled and proper evacuation techniques, please watch the video below.

Patented Perimeter Tether and Stairwell Breaking System

Equipped with the Patented Perimeter Tether and Stairwell Breaking System this Evacuation Sled ensures the descent is as safe as possible, as it:

  • Provides patient stabilisation
  • Has backboard-like qualities
  • Can hold IV bags, oxygen and other necessary life-sustaining equipment

High-Density Polyethylene

High-Density Polyethylene delivers excellent rigidity, superior stress crack resistance, high impact and melt strength and moderate swell. Some of the material's other characteristics include:

  • Maintaining molecular consistencies in extreme temperatures (from -76°C to 126°C)
  • Very low fluid absorption rate (less than a 0.01% absorption rate)
  • Resistant to alcohol, acids, oil and most cleaning solution
  • Completely non-toxic and non-caustic 

Helping Larger People

This Med Sled is designed for helping your larger patients: it is not the question of the patient's weight, but rather their girth, which is why Med Sled Bariatric provides an additional 12" of width. While made for bariatric patients, it can also be used for ICU patients and post-op patients that might need to be transported with additional padding or life-support equipment.

Specifications of Med Sled Bariatric

Med Sled Bariatric Sled

  • Designed for larger patients, weighing over 25 stone
  • Maximum weight capacity of 450kg (approximately 70 stone)
  • Comes fully assembled in a bag
  • Product weight: 5.5kg
  • Dimensions when stored (LxW): 23 x 121cm
  • Dimensions when deployed: (LxW): 198 x 121cm

Cleaning Instructions

The Med Sled and its cross straps are as easy to clean as most surfaces and bedding materials in healthcare settings. Non-absorbent and deco-capable, the sled can easily be treated with standard decontamination solutions, including 30% hydrogen peroxide.

Contraindications and Possible Complications

The maximum load for the Med Sled is 70 stone (450kg) and this limit should not be exceeded. Possible, yet unlikely, complications include pressure points, misalignment of the spine, pain and discomfort.

Instructions for Using Med Sled

When using the Med Sled Evacuation Sled to transport humans, every precaution should be used to secure the person to the sled properly ensuring they remain on the sled during transport. The directions below outline the proper way of using and securing a patient to the sled.

  1. When transporting a patient from a hospital bed, lock wheels of bed.
  2. Pull sheets from both sides and cover patient in bedding. Include pillows for head.
  3. Unroll sled and approach patient's upper body.

a. If sled begins to roll back up, fasten or tighten the foot cross strap.

  1. Put patient on sled.

a. Roll Patient on their side away from door and slide Med Sled Evac Sled under head and shoulders then slide remaining sled under buttocks and legs.

b. Make sure sled is completely on the bed’s mattress.

c. Roll patient back onto sled and slide bedding and patient to middle of sled.

d. Add any external devices (IV bags, oxygen, etc.) between patient’s legs and along sides.

e. Secure patient to sled by fastening all three cross straps. Tighten snugly.

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f. Ensure ankle strap is tightened until sides meet foot pad.

  1. Foot loop strap should be used at all times.

a. Strap should be above patient’s feet from cross strap to foot pad.

b. Cross strap should be connected and tight.

c. Tighten foot loop strap until foot pad touches sled sides.

  1. Taking sled off bed:

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a. If power exists, lower bed to lowest position.

b. For non-attached mattresses you can grab entire mattress at foot end and rotate mattress toward door.

i. Make sure sled is in middle of mattress.

ii. Standing on inside of mattress, guide sled down mattress in a 'slide' fashion.

c. For attached mattresses, tables or gurneys, spin sled so the foot of sled is extended off the end side of mattress toward the door.

i. Position people on each side, holding perimeter tether near head of evacuee.

ii. Push foot end to floor. As sled slides off mattress, use a single knee or leg drop to lower head of sled to the floor.

  1. Grab end strap and pull toward door. The Med Sled® Evac Sled will easily slide down mattress to floor.
  2. One or Two employees will pull patient toward emergency exit from the foot strap.

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  1. Open exit door and pull patient to top of steps feet first.

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a. Patient should be pulled over the first step no further than the knees.

  1. Approach head of sled and secure large spring hook (carabineer) to the OUTSIDE railing bracket connected to wall. Connect spring hook to railing bracket. Do not hook to railing below bracket as hook will slide down with patient. Firmly grab loose tether and take out slack, making sure the tether is wrapped once completely around spring hook.

a. Employee on lower landing is now ready to pull foot strap.

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b. Upper landing employee lets out tether as the sledding action lowers patient. The spring hook provides a friction breaking system.

  1. At bottom landing upper employee unhooks spring hook and walks it to lower landing while taking up tether slack.

a. Both employees turn patient on landing to repeat process.

For smaller orders, the delivery expectation for this product is usually 1 - 3 working days. For larger orders, however, the delivery time could be up to 4 - 6 weeks.

Please call our Health and Care Customer Care Team on 020 7501 0593 if you have any questions about the delivery of this item.

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