Patient transport can lead to musculoskeletal injuries development (1)
MSDs developed in US yearly (2)
of American nurses took time off because of back pain (3)
of American nurses reported musculoskeletal injuries (3)
Sprint 200 offers great solution for patient transport with or without motorized castor.
i-Drive Power® reduces the manpower needed for driving to a push of a button and can lead to up to 80% reduction in cost of transport-related MSDs(4). Thanks to Safety Sense sensors, it stops just as quickly when the hand is removed.
Without motorization, the initial push forces are reduced by 77% compared to recommended norm(5).
Constant ergonomic posture
Thanks to innovative IV&Drive® concept, caregivers can push the stretcher from any height.
Releasing or activating the brakes by pushing the foot lever down with clear visibility on brakes supports ergonomic working.
(1) Vinstrup J, Jakobsen MD, Madeleine P, Andersen LL. Biomechanical load during patient transfer with assistive devices:Cross-sectional study. Ergonomics. 2020 Sep;63(9):1164-1174. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2020.1764113. Epub 200 May 21. PMID: 32362200.
(2) bog.nurserecruiter.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA, 2020
(3) 2011 American Nurses Association, Health and Safety Survey; Available from: https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/work-environment/health-safety/health-safety-survey/
(4) Armstrong DP, Ferron R, Taylor C, McLeod B, Fletcher S, MacPhee RS, Fischer SL. Implementing powered stretcher and load systems was a cost effective intervention to reduce the incidence rates of stret-cher related injuries in a paramedic service. Appl Ergon. 2017 Jul;62:34-42. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2017.02.009. Epub 2017 Feb 27. PMID: 28411738.
(5) White paper: Best practice for patient transport in Sprint 200 for reducing WRMSDs. Own testing, data upon request.