The space in the back of an ambulance is limited. Paramedics often have to reach over patients to grab items. Medical devices are on the floor and could easily be stepped on. Sometimes equipment is placed on the stretcher. All of this creates an unsafe environment. Technimount Solutions offers a safer way to transport devices without affecting crews’ work.
The Stretcher Safety Arm mounting system for Stryker stretchers allows users to securely position medical devices such as defibrillators directly on a stretcher. Not only is it out of the way, but it can easily be transported from place to place.
Justin Reed, EMS chief for the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department in Texas, was immediately sold on the device after watching a demo on YouTube.
“We needed a solution to get the monitor off the floor and onto somewhere it would be secured,” he says.
Technimount representatives met with Reed at Pinnacle 2017 in Boca Raton, Fla., to demonstrate the Safety Arm in person. Cy-Fair ultimately purchased the device for its entire fleet of 20 ambulances.
“The device has been a game changer for our crew in that they don’t even notice it’s a new piece of equipment because it’s so functional,” says Reed. “Having that arm there to get the monitor out of everyone’s way helps us in every single aspect.”
For the patient, he explains, it places the monitor in front of them, allowing the paramedic to better engage in dialogue with the patient about what is happening.
“With that monitor front and center, you can also show the patient their blood pressure and heart rate,” he says. “In addition, the real estate in an ambulance is prime, and having the monitor out of the way opens up the square footage we need. It’s out of the way—out of sight and out of mind.”