WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
The ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet 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. There is a plastic sideboard built in underneath, which aids when sliding on all floor surfaces including carpet, vinyl and wood. Some common names for this type of product are Fire Rescue Sheet, Fire Blanket, Fire Sheet, Ski Sheet and Evacuation Sheet.
There are two sizes available:
- ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet – For standard single and king single size bed mattresses
- ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet – Deep & Airflow – For standard single and king single size mattress with airflow pressure care mattresses, and well as mattresses which are are deeper than standard mattresses.
Some important features of this product are:
|Press Studs to contain the Cross Straps in their storage pockets. This helps prevent the straps from falling out and becoming tangled in a bed frame. We use plastic Press Studs so they do not damage a washing machine, and will not rust.|
|Rubber material sewn on each side. This helps prevent the mattress from slipping when someone gets into or out of bed. When the ResQsheet is in use, the sides of the mattress are lifted up when the Cross Straps are fastened so that the rubber is not in contact with the bed frame or floor.|
|Long Pulling Straps at both ends. These allow for Rescuers to pull from either end, and they do not have to bend down to pull.|
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
Fit the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet to the bed, under the mattress. The elastic straps attach to the corners of the mattress.
In an emergency, remove the Cross Straps from their storage pockets and attach and tighten over the top of the patient, on top of the bed clothes. As the strap tightens, the sides of the mattress should rise up slightly, allowing the rubber strips to be clear of the bed frame. If necessary place a pillow or blanket under the buckles to give more protection to the patient.
Remove the Head and Foot Pulling Straps form their storage pockets. Lower the bed. Slide off the bed using the advice given form your manual handling trainer. We recommended sliding the person towards the foot of the bed slightly, then turning 90 degrees, then lowering the person off the bed frame feet first. This way, they are ready for when descending stairs.
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 – Deep & Airflow||Same as the ResQsheet for Vinyl & Carpet, 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.|