SafetySure Transfer Gurney (SST Gurney 4012) is used primarily to:
The SST Gurney
consists of a padded sheet and a strong strap that forms a figure eight in the
product. It has four handgrips (4012). The weight is distributed evenly over the
product; the comfortable handgrips provide good working positions. The SST
Gurney covers the four friction points on the hips and shoulders. This,
together with its slick underside, enables even heavy patients to be moved with
The SST Gurney is placed underneath the patient from the head to the hips. This position is achieved by turning the patient onto one side and then inserting the SST Gurney with the handgrips nearest the patient folded beneath (fig. 1). The simplest way of exposing the handgrips is to insert one's hands at the top and bottom and pull the handgrips out with a sweeping movement. When two helpers lift a patient up from the floor, the SST Gurney should be placed with the bottom edge at the hollow of the knees (fig. 9). Before removing the SST Gurney, fold in the handgrips (fig. 2). Remove the SST Gurney by turning the patient onto one side and pulling carefully, upward at an angle (fig. 5).
a patient up in bed
There are many ways to move a patient further up in bed. If the patient is not too heavy, a caregiver can carry out this operation solo (fig 3); if the patient is heavy, another helper will be needed. Two helpers can stand on the same side, or on opposite sides. It is an advantage if the patient is able to push with the legs (fig.4). Take care not to pull so hard that the patient's head bumps against the headboard of the bed.
There are many ways to turn a patient in bed. If there are two helpers available (fig. 5), you have a choice between standing on the same or on opposite sides of the bed. In the case of a fairly light or an active patient, only one helper may be needed (fig. 6). Turning is generally accomplished in two stages: the patient is first moved to the edge of the bed and then turned. Remember to fold in the handgrips and remove the pillow before turning. The patient should be encouraged to assist in the turning with his/her head, arms and legs, if possible. If you have put the handgrips under the product before turning, it is extremely easy to remove the SST Gurney.
between bed and shower trolley, x-ray table, etc.
A transfer from a bed to a shower trolley, an x-ray table, etc., can be done in two ways. You can either move the patient straight across (fig. 7), or else you can lift the patient by the legs and hips first, followed by the upper part of the body, thereby reducing the load. The transfer is accomplished most easily by making use of a SST Sling around the feet/ankles (fig. 8). First lock the casters on both transfer points and make sure that the two litters are as near to one another as possible.
from floor to bed
Care should be taken when lifting, for the safety of the helpers as well as the patient. If there are enough helpers in relation to the weight to be lifted, the SST Gurney is an excellent aid. It can be used for a lift performed by two to six helpers. The lift may be done with the patient reclining (fig. 11) or sitting (fig. 10). If one SST Gurney is to be used with two to five helpers, if should be placed with the bottom edge at the hollow of the knees (fig. 9). If there are six helpers and two SST Gurneys available, it is best to place the two SST Gurneys so they overlap at the patient's midsection, leaving six handgrips for the six helpers.
Consult the manual before you use the SST Gurney. If in doubt about the proper use of the SST Gurney call Scan Medical at our toll free number 888-593-0377 for free consultation.