WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
This product is designed to help evacuate people who cannot quickly evacuate a building in an emergency. It is stored under the bed mattress, so it is ready to use in an emergency. Some common names for this type of product are Fire Rescue Sheet, Fire Blanket, Fire Sheet, Ski Sheet and Evacuation Sheet.
Some important features of this product are:
- Specially designed for narrow trolley beds
- Long pulling straps at each end, sewn half way down the length to allow for more rescuers
- Press studs & pockets for the Cross Straps to help contain the straps and prevent them getting caught in side rails
- Plastic buckles – safer than metal buckles when detached under strain, and will no damage a washing machine
- Cross Straps sewn all the way across the material for extra strength – especially good for sliding on rough tarmac/bitumen/concrete
Special Press Studs (Patent Applied For) are on the Pulling Straps and the Cross Straps. By doing the Press Studs up, the webbing will be kept in place to help prevent the Pulling Straps falling off the ends of the bed. There have been occasions when these straps have been tangled on attachments to the bed and have delayed a fast evacuation. The Cross Straps also have Press Studs to stop the straps falling between the bed side rail and the bed base.
Two pieces of Miracle Grip Rubber material are sewn to each side, at the top and bottom. A trend with hospital beds is to no longer have small metal bars to hold a mattress in position. This means that the mattress may slip when someone gets into or out of bed. If you find that using this product may contribute to the mattress sliding on the bed frame, we suggest using our Anti Slide Mattress Sticks or Anti Slide Mattress Pad (both sold separately).
WHO IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR?
This product is suitable for people who may not be able to walk quickly due to disability, frailty, medication, or sedation after an operation.
BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
The Pulling Cross Straps are a bright orange color. This easily identifies it is a different size from the standard bed width ResQsheets. The elastic will fit over both ends of the mattress, even if the two ends are different shapes. They keep the ResQsheet in place when making the bed. Fit the ResQsheet under the mattress with the ‘This Way Up’ label facing up. It does not matter which ends are at the Head or Foot end as the ResQsheet is symmetrical. Store the folded Cross Straps in pockets and secure with the Press Studs. This will hold the straps in place during bed making.
Pull the Cross Straps out of the pockets and join the buckle with the strap from the opposite pocket over the patient and bed clothes. You can place a pillow on the patient’s chest and another across the legs, under the Cross Straps to further protect the patient.
Pull the Cross Straps tight to cocoon the patient, complete with sheets and blankets still inside the mattress. Take out the Head and Foot Pulling Straps from under the mattress. Lower the bed as far as possible. Then use the Straps to lower the patient and mattress off the bed and slide along the floor by using the long Pulling Straps at either end. ResQSheet Extension Straps (sold separately) are available which can fit to any of the Pelican ResQ products to allow for more people to pull.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT MADE FROM?
Nylon, webbing, plastic buckles, elastic.
Consider taking advice from a therapist to make sure this product is right for you.
ALTERNATIVE OR RELATED PRODUCTS
|ResQsheet||Stored under the Patient’s mattress on the bed and is ready to use, with the Patient then evacuated with their mattress. Slides well on most vinyl floors.|
|ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet||Same as the ResQsheet above, but with a built-in white plastic slide board underneath. Slides well on all floor surfaces including Vinyl & Carpet.|
|ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet – Deep & Airflow||Same as the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet above, but made to fit deep single size beds, and can also be used with pressure care air-flow mattresses.|
|ResQme||This is kept in storage and taken to a Patient who needs to be evacuated. A budget option evacuation device.|
|ResQpod||Same as the ResQme above, but with more Cross Straps to contain the Patient.|
|ResQmat||Same as the ResQme and ResQpod above, but with a built-in mini-mattress for comfort, and the side material can enclose the Patient.|
|ResQsheet Extensions Straps||The straps can be retrofitted by simply lassoing onto the original towing strap, to allow more rescuers to help.|
|ResQslide Board & Chair Strap Kit||The ResQslide Board & Chair Strap Kit is used to slide someone from a wheelchair to an evacuation device on the floor, such as the ResQmat, ResQpod or ResQme which can slide down stairs.|