For emergency medical services professionals the transport of patients is a routine task which can be physically very demanding. It is known that EMS professionals frequently report musculoskeletal injuries in the back, shoulders, knees and legs due to lifting, carrying or moving patients.1 Stryker's powered solution is designed to help reduce the risk of injuries when loading and unloading cots.
Stryker's powered solution is designed to help reduce the risk of injuries when loading and unloading cots.
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1. Studnek, J.R., Crawford, J., Mac, Fernandez, A.R., 2012. Evaluation of occupational injuries in an urban emergency medical services system before and after implementation of electrically powered stretchers. Appl. Ergon. Available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=21632034
2. Stryker conducted a study in collaboration with Falck Denmark in 2017. Data on file.
3. Stryker conducted a survey from May 2016 - September 2016, total of 295 interviewees. Data on file. Survey conducted in Europe (UK, Germany, Netherland,France, Italy, Iceland, Austria, Denmark)