When attending to an accident victim with potential skeletal or spinal injuries, paramedics have traditionally had to choose between a specialized metal scoop stretcher and the plastic slab construction of a backboard. The CombiCarrier II is the first patient-handling device that combines the functionality of a backboard and scoop stretcher without sacrificing performance. Thin, light and versatile, it scissors together under a patient to eliminate potential injuries caused by lifting or log rolling a person onto a backboard. But it can also be used like a rugged backboard as a wedge for extrication purposes.
Credits: Matt Duncan, IDSA of Morphix Design and Gary Williams of Hartwell Medical
Contact: Matt Duncan, IDSA: email@example.com