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  • Sked Alternative?

    Does anyone know of any alternatives to the rescue rated sked stretcher? Any alternatives would need to be able to be raised vertically and horizontally.

  • #2
    PMI has something called the Chrysalis. Found it in the paper catalog, but it's not online. It looks like what you're asking for. Never seen one in person.

    http://www.ropeandrescue.com/product...Stretcher.html
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    • #3
      Not quite the same but big fan of Miller Halfback. Can do a lot with it, except horizontal which was part of the requirement.

      Question, what is a SKED not providing you that you are looking for an alternative?
      ~Drew
      Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
      USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FiremanLyman View Post
        Not quite the same but big fan of Miller Halfback. Can do a lot with it, except horizontal which was part of the requirement.

        Question, what is a SKED not providing you that you are looking for an alternative?
        Right now we have something similar to a sked, it's made by smith safety products. It's getting old and needs replacement. I think a Sked would work fine as a replacement, I'm just trying to figure out what all the options are.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Golzy12 View Post
          Right now we have something similar to a sked, it's made by smith safety products. It's getting old and needs replacement. I think a Sked would work fine as a replacement, I'm just trying to figure out what all the options are.
          Makes sense. Honestly you just cannot beat the SKED/OSS combo.
          ~Drew
          Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
          USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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          • #6
            Here is another
            http://traverserescue.com/products-19-0100.php

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rescue Dave View Post
              Thanks, does anyone have any experience with this product? I see that this uses a harness to keep the pt. In the stretcher, is there any way to provide some kinda spinal immobilization in conjunction with the harness?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Golzy12 View Post
                Thanks, does anyone have any experience with this product? I see that this uses a harness to keep the pt. In the stretcher, is there any way to provide some kinda spinal immobilization in conjunction with the harness?
                No experience with it, but could you use a KED or OSS with it? (That's why the SKED and OSS are producted together.)
                ~Drew
                Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
                USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FiremanLyman View Post
                  No experience with it, but could you use a KED or OSS with it? (That's why the SKED and OSS are producted together.)
                  In my experiences the SKED always seemed to shine through and get the job done. I've trained with one or two of the products that guys mentioned however I always seemed to gravitate towards the SKED. The protection it provides the patient was always a selling point for me.
                  MIke
                  "Training Prepares You...For Moments That Define You

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                  • #10
                    check out a reeves sleeve
                    http://www.reevesems.com/Products/St...x?ProductID=39

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                    • #11
                      Well...a STOKES basket is great. For what the SKED is made for you are not going to find anything better.

                      We have a STOKES basket with a Miller Board and a pediatric "papoos" type board strapped inside it. We also have the SKED for anywhere the STOKES does not fit. You can use a KED inside the SKED if you suspect "C" spine injury.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MEDIC0372 View Post
                        You can use a KED inside the SKED if you suspect "C" spine injury.
                        The OSS is the proper spinal immobilization device for use with SKED. It had a shoulder board that expands the SKED around the shoulders as not to add movement once you "taco" the patient in. OSS is made by Skedco the same company that makes the SKED.

                        SKED is great. Also very useful for patient with hip/pelvis fracture, adds pressure and limits movement.
                        ~Drew
                        Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
                        USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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