The four wide velcro straps completely enclose the occupant to help prevent them from reaching out and keeps them safe as they are moved to safety. Suitable for patients or residents who require extra protection to their head in the event of evacuation because of the built-in padding with extra padding under the head, the ResQmat is safe and comfortable for people when going downstairs and over rough surfaces. It will adjust to size, so the patient does not slip down inside the ResQmat when going downstairs.
When putting the patient/resident on the mat place their head on the pillow with their shoulders close to the edge of the pillow. The oversized pillow is to protect the patient’s head when going around corners. The narrow width and flexibility allow the occupant to be slid through standard doorways, along twisting corridors (Horizontal Evacuation) and down narrow stairs (Vertical Evacuation).
Arms and legs are wrapped inside the Rescue Sheet – reducing the possibility of patients grabbing at things or undoing the Velcro straps. Pulling straps at both ends – allows the Carers to pull from the feet, but they can pull from either end or use the head pulling strap when descending stairs. Adjusts to the height of the person to stop them slipping inside the mat – especially important when going downstairs feet first.
A product information DVD is available; it is not intended to be a substitute for training as no DVD can correct handling errors or bad habits.