Given the evolution in the type of trauma and the experience gained in operating contexts, the stretchers of the future must guarantee practicality, availability, efficiency and rapidity during use and transportation. Ergon, Me.Ber.’s latest generation stretcher, has been designed to overcome the technical limits of similar devices present on the market. Specifically, it has been designed to simplify the work of rescue professionals, guarantee patient safety and comfort, operate in difficult situations, facilitate operator training, comply with current regulations and anticipate those of the future.
Protocols for the use of the Ergon stretcher by Meber, during a recovery in critical conditions. Immobilization procedures and first aid interventions on traumatic patients.
How to fix carabiner belts on Ergon stretcher.
Ergon is the only stretcher able to perform variable geometry manoeuvres. This particular configuration can be obtained using the releasing jointed arm of the Flexilock locking device.
Ergon is easy to close even in difficult situations where conventional scoop stretchers are unsuitable. Once the two half-stretchers have been closed, even if in a log-roll position, the patient rests solidly on the full length of the stretcher. The patient can now be transferred in safety and the rescue professionals can complete the rotation manoeuvre (complete supination).
Detail of standard locking device opening.
Opening the half-stretchers.
Release of the operating arm.
Manoeuvring the operating arm.
Ergon is fitted with a new generation locking device positioned off-centre and in opposite pairs along the two sides of the stretcher, to allow a variable geometry. This innovation allows the rescue professional to operate in most rescue situations made difficult due to the characteristics of the ground or to perform rescues in confined or hostile environments.
In standard situations, Ergon is used in exactly the same way as any known type of stretcher used for mobilisation: this helps even less-expert rescue professionals because the opening locking device is easy to identify and the stretcher is used as normal, without needing any particular skills or specific training.
In situations in which the characteristics of the ground are difficult or handling space is restricted, use of a standard scoop stretcher is unsuitable, unless the patient is moved, which increases the risks of the lesions caused. In these cases, it is essential to use a device suitable for critical conditions.
The Flexilock locking device is positioned off centre to allow rescue professionals to perform the closure manoeuvre away from the areas occupied by the patient’s head and feet and also to close the device, thus feeling the patient’s weight to a lesser degree as it is positioned centrally. The Flexilock locking device is counterlateral to avoid accidental opening of the device and is equipped with a central non-slip manoeuvre handle.
The materials of tomorrow make the difference in emergency rescue. Ergon is the first stretcher on the market in which materials with different mechanical characteristics are combined, using innovative processes. The aim is to create a more structurally resistant device.
Ergon is made using the injection moulding technique, with compound materials and metal inserts. It is composed of a soft material co-moulded onto a high resistance plastic polymer. The new system composed of three special materials makes the stretcher resistant to collisions and changes of temperature and flame retardant (EN 1021).
The high visibility release devices identify the foot side and allow elongation to suit the patient’s height. The stretcher reaches a length of 201 cm when fully extended.
The tests performed on Ergon satisfy EN 1865 standards as regards load, flexion and torsion stress.
New technologies have allowed us to drastically reduce the thickness of the blade, guaranteeing adequate support and better resistance over a vaster contact surface. The over-moulding between the rigid plastic module and the aluminium tube with an elliptic section, creates a single body that guarantees resistance to the various types of dynamic and static stress.
The shape of the stretcher favours patient accommodation, accompanies the natural curve of the ribcage and favours restraint and correct respiratory compliance. The use of HC3, in addition to guaranteeing absolute structural stability, also allows high thermal insulation.
The handle grips are coated in HC3 and rotated 20° to favour a better grasp. Special supports and eyelets have been positioned for easy fastening of belts with spring catches. There are also a number of slots for patient immobilization using conventional devices.
Everything you need to make your Ergon stretcher operational to the max.
Ergon puts its advanced technology at the service of young patients. The Junior version shares all the great benefits of the adult stretcher. The Flexilock locking device is off-centre to allow operation without invading the space occupied by the patient’s head and the wider than standard blade delivers absolute comfort even to the most demanding patients.
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