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POWER X1 Ambulance Cot Training Video
Welcome to the FERNO POWER X1 Ambulance Cot training video before using the POWER
X1, read and understand the user’s manual.
Only those trained in emergency medical service, emergency
patient handling procedures, and having the ability to assist the
patient should use the POWER X1.
Your POWER X1 Ambulance Cot comes equipped with the ENDURACharge battery system.
To check the charge on the ENDURACharge battery, push the battery check button.
The LEDs indicate the approximate charge of the battery in 25% increments.
The battery has no memory and should be charged immediately upon receipt prior
to service until it has a full charge.
Plug the FERNO AC charger into a wall outlet.
Slide the battery connector into the battery port until
the contacts are fully seated.
During charging, a flashing green light indicates the battery is being charged.
Solid lights indicate the level of charge in the battery
To attach the battery to the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot, slide the battery into
the cradle until it locks into position.
To remove the battery, simply press the red release button
to the left of the battery.
A set of control buttons is attached to both the upper and lower lift bars.
Button function is identical for both bars.
The unmarked button is used to adjust the load height.
The minus button retracts the legs.
The plus button extends the legs.
A lead handle is attached to the upper lift bar.
Use it to pull the cot when it’s at a rolling height.
Upper and lower lift bars, allow the control end operator to use
proper ergonomic lift techniques to lift the cot if needed.
The manual mode handle disengages the cots powered mode and allows operators
to raise or lower the cot manually, after the weight of the cot has been assumed.
When using the optional knee gatch, work from the control end of the cot.
To raise, unfasten or loosen the leg restraints before changing positions.
Take the lifting strap with one hand, and the control end of
the knee gatch with the other.
Lift the middle of the knee gatch using the lifting strap, while sliding the
knee gatch toward the loading end of the cot until it locks into position.
To lower, use the lifting strap to lift the knee gatch slightly.
Using your thumb, press the knee gatch control lever to disengage the support
bars, and then lower the knee gatch.
Fasten and adjust the leg restraint.
When adjusting the patient backrest, work from the loading end of the cot.
Support the weight of the patient and the backrest frame.
Squeeze either red control handle toward the backrest frame to unlock
the backrest, then raise or lower the backrest to the desired position.
The Optional Cycle Tracker, will be installed on the cot main frame near
the base of the backrest facing out.
Each time the cot is cycled, extended or retracted the number on the
tracker LCD display increases by one.
The Cycle Tracker is useful for scheduling standard maintenance
of the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot.
The backrest storage pouch can be used to carry small emergency equipment and
supplies or a patient’s personal items.
Hook and loop fastening straps attach the pouch to the cots backrest.
An equipment hook is located under the patient backrest.
Set the carry handle of the equipment in the holder.
Remove equipment from the equipment hook prior to transporting
the patient in the vehicle.
A loading end and control end oxygen cylinder mount are available
for the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot.
Operators should always use both straps to secure the
oxygen cylinder on either mount.
Before use, confirm the cylinder is held in place and
both straps are cinched tight.
If you’re a POWER X1 Ambulance Cot is equipped with SX Surface Xtenders, lift
until it locks at the desired position.
To lower, simply lift the SX Surface Xtender slightly ,squeeze the red release
lever and lower to the desired position.
The three-stage IV pole is used to carry IV solution bags and infusion pumps.
It’s installed directly to the main frame of the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot.
The top and middle stages of the IV pole can be raised or lowered in any sequence.
IV solution bags weighing up to 4.4 pounds, maybe attached to the IV pole tip.
Use the hook and loop strap to secure either one or two bags.
Equipment weighing up to 11 pounds, such as an infusion pump may be fitted
with the pole clamp to the bottom tube.
The ERGOframe, adjust to five positions.
Pull the red release handle to unlock and then raise or lower the
frame into the desired position.
The middle, or extended position is used when loading and unloading the cot.
The frame should be extended when raising or lowering the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot.
The three additional lock positions provide optimal ergonomic lifting
angles for lifting or steering the cot.
Ergoframe Flexible Positioning allows operators to shorten the POWER X1 by
up to 22 inches as needed for maximum maneuverability, where space is limited.
The Sto-Net can be used to carry small emergency equipment and supplies,
or a patient’s personal items.
Hook and loop fastening straps attach the Sto-Net net to the ergo
frame of the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot.
Items can be placed on top of the net, or inside the net using the zipper closure.
The mattress is attached to the patient framed by a series of hooks.
To remove the mattress, simply remove the hooks from the patient’s surface.
To attach the mattress, feed the hooks through the holes until they
are seated in the patient frame.
The FERNO X-Restraints, patient restraint system, includes a color coded set
of red, blue, and black restraints.
Locate the extra straight post with the color coded label,
identifying the location of a red, blue, or black restraint.
The shoulder restraints pass through slots in the mattress and backrest and attach to
posts, mounted to a backrest cross tube.
Slide the bracket over the post, and pull the bracket upward to seat the
post and the small end of the bracket.
To remove the restraints, press the bracket down and remove.
The leg restraints attached to the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot by looping
the end of the strap around the attachment point on the cot shock frame.
If you have a PacRac+ equipment mount, it attaches to the control
end of the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot.
Set the unit on the frame, and pull it toward the control end
of the cot to lock it into place.
Two integrated IV poles are included with the PacRac+.
Push the red release buttons on top of IV polls to raise or lower them.
Two wheel locks are located on the control end transport wheels.
To lock, press the lever down.
To unlock, press the opposite end of the lever.
If your POWER X1, ambulance cot has directional wheel locks, they
may be operated from either side of the loading end wheel casters.
To lock the wheels, step on the top of the lock lever.
To unlock, press the opposite end of the lever to allow 360 degrees swiveling.
A minimum of two, trained operators are required when using the POWER X1
Ambulance Cot with a patient before.
Using the POWER X1, you can set the load height of the cot to the level
of the designated vehicle’s floor, which makes it easier to load.
On a level surface, raise or lower the cot until the loading wheels
roll directly onto the vehicle floor.
With the load wheels on the vehicle floor, and the safety bar inside the
safety hook, press and hold both the upper and lower buttons for six seconds.
Release the button, when you see the wrench icon appear on the battery.
Be sure to test your new setting.
The POWER X1 Ambulance Cot is easy to use and has a weight capacity of 700 pounds.
A minimum of two trained operators are required when using
the POWER X1 with a patient.
Adjust the cot to the patient’s level by pushing the plus or minus button.
Always apply the wheel locks when transferring a patient on or off the cot.
Unfastened the restraints and arrange the straps, so they won’t interfere with
transferring the patient onto the cot.
Transfer the patient using approved emergency medical procedures
and following local protocols.
Adjust the backrest, sidearms, and shock frame as necessary.
Secure the patient fully with the restraint system and make sure
there’s nothing dangling from the cot.
Confirm that sheets and other articles won’t interfere with cot operation.
Adjust the cot to a safe transport height.
Unlock the wheel locks and roll the cot on smooth, unobstructed
surfaces whenever possible.
When transferring a patient off the cot, adjust the cot as necessary to
maintain good ergonomic positioning.
Make sure the wheel locks are applied.
Unfastened the restraints and arrange the straps so they will not interfere with
transferring the patient off of the cot.
Transfer the patient using approved medical procedures
and following local protocols.
A minimum of two trained operators are required when using the POWER
X1 Ambulance Cot with the patient.
Roll the cot on smooth, unobstructed surfaces whenever possible.
To cross the low obstacles, such as a threshold, each operator
should lift slightly as they roll the cot across the obstacle.
Lift and carry the cot over high obstacles such as curbs.
Roll the cot only when the patient’s surface is level.
Do not roll the cot sideways or push the cot using the backrest.
Roll the cot with both hands, gasping the cot main frame, lift
bars, ergo frame, or lead handle.
Loading a patient requires a minimum of two trained operators.
Raise the vehicle bumper, if present.
Move the cots, ergo frame to the extended position and roll the cot
near the patient compartment door.
Press the plus button to raise the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot to
the user’s set loading position.
The load wheels should be level with the vehicle floor.
Press either the plus or minus button, if fine adjustments are needed.
Roll the cot into the patient compartment until the loading wheels are on the floor
and the safety bar passes the safety hook.
With both operators at the control end of the cot, lift together and hold
the cot level with the vehicle floor.
Use additional help as necessary.
Press and hold the minus button to completely retract the cot legs.
Push the cot straight into the vehicle and secure it in the fastening system,
until it engages the locking mechanism.
Center fastener posts are positioned under the patient
surface and the middle of the cot.
They allow the cot to be secured in a fastening system.
Confirm the cot is secure by attempting to roll it out of the vehicle.
Your vehicle may have been fitted with a FERNO PRO F1 universal cot fastener.
If you’re a PRO F1 is fitted with an ICS, integrated Charging System, the POWER
X1 will be disabled when mounted in the fastener and the battery will charge.
If not connected to a shoreline, the vehicle ignition, inverter, or outlet
switch may need to be turned on to supply electrical power to the ICS.
See the ICS or Fastening System User’s Manual for details.
A minimum of two trained operators are required to
unload a patient from a vehicle.
To unload the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot from the PRO F1 Universal Cot Fastener,
release the cot by pushing the red release button and push the cot toward the
front of the vehicle to unlock the cot.
With both operators, supporting the cot, roll it out of the vehicle until the
safety hook catches the safety the bar.
Press and hold the plus button to fully extend the legs and
then set the cot on the ground.
Rotate the safety bar lever to disengage the cot from the safety hook.
Together, roll the cot completely away from the vehicle.
Press the minus button to lower the cot to a suitable rolling
position before moving further.
To use the manual mode of the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot, stand at
opposite ends, and use an underhand grip to grasp the cot main frame.
The loading end operator may adjust the drop frame as needed
to gain an ergonomic advantage.
Lift the cot slightly to verify that you’re supporting the wait.
Pull the manual mode handle only long enough to make the position change.
Together, raise or lower the cot to the desired height, and then hold the cot
there while releasing the manual control handle to lock the cot in that position.
A minimum of two trained operators are required to load a patient into a vehicle.
To load the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot into a vehicle using the manual mode.
Raise the vehicle bumper, if present.
Extend the cot’s drop frame to the extended position and roll the cot
near the patient compartment door.
Use additional help as necessary.
Using the manual mode control handle, raise the car to a level that will
allow the loading end load wheels to roll onto the vehicle floor.
The cot must be stopped by the safety hook.
If not, adjust the height and retry.
One operator lifts and holds the cop level with the vehicle floor, and
squeezes and holds the manual mode control handle to unlock the undercarriage.
The other operator completely lifts the undercarriage using the “Lift
Here” labels on the cot frame.
After the wheels contact the vehicle floor, the manual mode
control handle may be released.
Secure the cot into the fastener.
Confirm the cot is secure by attempting to roll it out of the vehicle.
A minimum of two trained operators are required when unloading
a patient from a vehicle.
To unload the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot from a vehicle using the manual mode.
Raise the vehicle bumper, if present.
Use additional help as necessary.
Release the cot from the fascinating system.
With both operators supporting the cot, roll it out of the vehicle until the
safety hook catches the safety bar.
One operator pulls the manual mode control handle, and the legs will begin to lower.
The second operator may need to assist in lowering the legs completely.
Release the manual mode control handle, and lower the cot onto the ground.
Rotate the safety bar lever to disengage the cot from the safety hook,
and roll it away from the vehicle.
Adjust the POWER X1 to a safe transport height before proceeding.
To disinfect the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot, it’s battery, mattress, restraints,
and PRO F1 Universal Cot Faster ,wipe all surfaces with disinfectant.
Follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s instructions for application
method, and contact time.
Disconnect the battery, mattress, and restraints as needed to
properly disinfect the components.
You do not need to remove the battery unless you need to clean
inside the control and housing.
The EnduraCharge battery is water resistant, but it shouldn’t
be submerged in liquids.
Be sure to verify that all cords, cables, and connectors are firmly
connected prior to cleaning.
Use disinfectant cleaner or mild soap to clean.
Wipe and dry with a cloth
Hand clean all surfaces of the cot with warm water and a mild detergent.
Rinse with warm, clear water and dry the cot with a towel or allow it to air dry.
See the User’s Manual for directions on power washing the POWER X1 Ambulance Cot.
To clean the mattress, wash with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth.
Rinse the mattress with clear water and hang it up to dry,
or dry it with the towel.
To clean the restraints, remove them from the cot.
Clean the restraints only as directed in the User’s Manual,
provided with the patient restraints.
To clean the PRO F1 Universal Cot Fastener, hand
clean all surfaces with warm water and a mild detergent.
Rinse with warm, clear water and dry the fastening system with a
towel, or allow it to air dry.
The PRO F1 may be removed from the vehicle floor for cleaning as desired.
Refer to the PRO F1 User’s Manual for information, including how
to pressure wash the PRO F1.
Visit FERNOems.com for more information regarding the POWER X1 Ambulance
Cot, and other Ferno products.
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Ambulance Stretcher Review
An ambulance stretcher sometimes called a litter, or stand-up pram is a simple device used for transporting patients that need medical attention. Usually, a patient needs to be stabilized on the floor of the vehicle while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. In most states, it is legal to drive around inside the vehicle holding a patient if the ambulance has seat belts and other safety measures available. A basic model should carry a single passenger. Sometimes, a rear-facing stretcher is equipped with a platform, lift, wheels, rails, lifts, skids, or adjustable legs.
A front-facing or unload stretcher is intended for transporting either an adult or a child in the front seat. A back-facing or side-by-side model carries only a child. It is designed to allow the driver to keep his or her hands on the controls throughout the flight. In American English, the word “unload” is substituted for “load.” The term “back-facing” usually refers to a model equipped with an automatic seatbelt and/or side-by-side restraints.
When an ambulance transports a patient to a hospital, the driver may need to maneuver the stretcher. Many factors affect the performance of this maneuver. First, the patient’s weight and size are important factors. Second, if the patient’s condition is unstable, the person may not be able to unload safely. If the patient has documented adverse events before the hospitalization, the patient may not be able to unload safely because of complications associated with that illness. Further, if the patient is too weak to push themselves during the flight, the additional force will be required to keep them seated.
New ambulance stretchers incorporate safety features that were previously not available on these types of vehicles. For example, emergency vehicle operators are now trained to wait for the patient’s oxygen levels to return to normal before starting the back-board airway detaching process. This process has proven to be significantly safer for both the patient and emergency personnel. Before this improvement in patient safety, emergency personnel had to wait until the patient’s oxygen levels returned to normal before beginning the process of removing the airways. Now, the time taken for this task has been reduced.
Other devices that were added to ambulances to provide better patient care are the unload stretcher support, which is similar to the backboard airway support. The stretchers offer the same support as the backboard support and, when attached to the platform, can hold the patient in the front passenger seat. The stretchers also have a holding device, typically a wheelchair, which helps the stretcher operator gain the necessary position to assist the patient. The platform is then used to lift the patient from the floor of the vehicle to the floor of an ambulance. This innovation proves extremely useful for those patients who remain unable to walk the distance to the nearest medical facility.
Other devices added to ambulances to improve patient safety include the emergency vehicle mounted access ramp, also known as the “Wang Expander.” This ramp has a flexible metal framework attached at its base and extends outward. Once attached, the ramp, which includes braces for stability, rolls out to allow the patient to be mounted for emergency medical care. The device is fully retractable so that it can be easily accessed by the emergency medical technician or other personnel who may need to assist the patient. The patient can exit the vehicle during the transport process without the assistance of another individual.
Ambulance stretchers are an essential piece of equipment used in the transportation of patients. They provide a stable and secure platform for patients to lie on while being moved from one location to another. However, there are both pros and cons associated with the use of ambulance stretchers.
Pros of using ambulance stretcher
- Allows for safe transportation of patients who cannot sit up or walk on their own, such as those with spinal injuries or other medical conditions.
- Can be adjusted to different heights for ease of loading and unloading patients into ambulances or other medical transport vehicles.
- Comes in different types, including scoop and foldable stretchers, for various transport situations.
Cons of using ambulance stretcher
- Improper use of the stretcher can lead to injuries for both patients and caregivers. For example, trying to lift the stretcher by oneself can cause back strain, while the use of soft stretchers can result in falls or other accidents.
- There is a risk of adverse events during the operation of the stretcher, which can result in significant injury to patients or ambulance staff.
- Ambulance stretchers can be uncomfortable for patients, especially over their heels and lower back, which can result in pressure ulcers and other discomforts.
In conclusion, ambulance stretchers are essential for safely transporting patients, but their use requires proper training and equipment to avoid injury or discomfort to both patients and caregivers.
Ambulance Stretcher Guide
Once the patient is at the rear of the ambulance, an additional clamp on the stretcher is used to secure the patient’s body in place. This clamp is normally made out of steel, which is attached to the stretcher by a cable and chain. A basket or pail may also be used to carry other patients with varying levels of injuries. The stretcher is normally equipped with an emergency light to ensure that the crew and paramedics can quickly locate the patient, as well as a mechanism to raise or lower the patient if needed. The rigid stretcher for ambulance is capable of bearing the weight of the patient’s entire body, without causing any strain on the vehicle or the paramedic. This makes it a highly efficient method of moving patients from one location to another, whether they need to be transported from the emergency hospital to the accident or hospital and from the accident to the emergency hospital. This also prevents excessive fatigue among the staff of the ambulance service, due to the reduced time spent driving.
If you are in charge of an entire ambulance retrieval team, then you should know that the medical stretcher is the most crucial apparatus in a disaster situation. A slight delay in the arrival of a patient can mean the difference between life and death. In this case, the ambulance should be able to turn very quickly to avoid a vehicle collision or other hazard, particularly when approaching narrow doorways or dark places. Turn radius should be adjusted properly for vehicles and passenger safety. By knowing the width of the turning radius for ambulatory stretchers, you can also have the assurance that your injured patient will receive proper medical attention. Aside from the turn radius for ambulatory stretchers, there are other factors that should also be considered when using the same. For example, the height of the ambulance and the weight of the patient should be taken into account. As you may have noticed, when talking about this topic, we usually say “the ambulance” and not “the patient.” A mobile vehicle must be able to carry the patient or patients in its belly to avoid encountering too much damage when lifting the heavy patient from the ground or when carrying objects for medical assistance.
A rigid stretcher is a high-pressure stretcher that has a long pole extending from its base, which is then connected to an upright pole, which is usually fixed to the ground. The stretcher is often used in emergency situations to transfer patients from one vehicle to another, as well as from one floor of a building to another. The stretcher is able to withstand tremendous pressure due to its heavy weight and durability. Due to this, it is used to transport people who have been critically injured, have respiratory problems or are severely injured.
Turning radius is one of the most important considerations in using an ambulance stretcher. This is because if an ambulance can not turn quickly, then chances are its passenger would get struck by an arriving vehicle. Although the turn radius should be adjustable since patients may be slightly in front of the ambulance, more than 10 feet from the front and behind (for trucks), this will still allow emergency response teams to respond with minimal delay.
Once the patient is at the rear of the ambulance, an additional clamp on the stretcher is used to secure the patient’s body in place. This clamp is normally made out of steel, which is attached to the stretcher by a cable and chain. A basket or pail may also be used to carry other patients with varying levels of injuries. The stretcher is normally equipped with an emergency light to ensure that the crew and paramedics can quickly locate the patient, as well as a mechanism to raise or lower the patient if needed.
The rigid stretcher for ambulance is capable of bearing the weight of the patient’s entire body, without causing any strain on the vehicle or the paramedic. This makes it a highly efficient method of moving patients from one location to another, whether they need to be transported from the emergency hospital to the accident or hospital and from the accident to the emergency hospital. This also prevents excessive fatigue among the staff of the ambulance service, due to the reduced time spent driving.
If you are in charge of an entire ambulance retrieval team, then you should know that the medical stretcher is the most crucial apparatus in a disaster situation. A slight delay in the arrival of a patient can mean the difference between life and death. In this case, the ambulance should be able to turn very quickly to avoid a vehicle collision or other hazard, particularly when approaching narrow doorways or dark places. Turn radius should be adjusted properly for vehicles and passenger safety. By knowing the width of the turning radius for ambulatory stretchers, you can also have the assurance that your injured patient will receive proper medical attention.
Aside from the turn radius for ambulatory stretchers, there are other factors that should also be considered when using the same. For example, the height of the ambulance and the weight of the patient should be taken into account. As you may have noticed, when talking about this topic, we usually say “the ambulance” and not “the patient.” A mobile vehicle must be able to carry the patient or patients in its belly to avoid encountering too much damage when lifting the heavy patient from the ground or when carrying objects for medical assistance.
Author: Dr. Dave MilesAll information provided by Community Clinic Association clients and approved by Dr. Dave Miles.
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3 verified buyer reviews
This stretcher is made with quilt pieces that are equivalent to the more expensive products on the market. With 20 years of experience as an EMT, I’ve seen them all and would compare this model to them.
This stretcher was purchased to carry our daughter following complications from knee replacement surgery. It appeared to be 99 percent assembled when it arrived. A rubber mallet, a Phillips screwdriver, and an adjustable wrench or channel locks were needed for installation of the foot rest. We found it out and installed it in our Toyota Sienna after removing the left seat.
It was really robust, and my wife had no trouble rolling me (280 pounds) up and down our slightly slanted driveway.
We just wished it had come with instructions.
I purchased this to drive my wife 150 miles to doctor’s appointments after our car accident. This has made her last four trips much smoother. At 62 years old, I can load and unload her by myself. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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