Improved Stretcher Invented for Transport Up and Down Steps - Designed by InventHelp Client (VIG-183)

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A leading invention company, InventHelp is submitting the T.A.S.K. to appropriate companies for their review.

While calling 911 for a medical emergency may be the best way to save lives, getting the patient to the ambulance can be a challenge if steps are involved. Fortunately, an inventor from Elizabeth City, N.C., has a found to help.

She developed T.A.S.K. to allow EMTs to transport a patient on a stretcher up and down stairs easily. As such, it eliminates the need to lift and carry the stretcher. At the same time, it keeps the patient in a more level position when descending steps. In other words, it permits stair descent at a controlled angle. Furthermore, it is designed to turn or pivot easily. It, therefore, improves safety for both patients and EMTs. It also has the potential to reduce Workers’ Compensation claims by EMS employees. In addition, it is convenient, effective and easy to operate.

The inventor’s personal experience inspired the idea. “When a family member was taken down a flight of steps on a stretcher by EMS personnel,” she said, “I noticed how unsteady the stretcher was and decided there should be an easier and safer way to transport patients up or down steps.”

The original design was submitted to the Virginia Beach office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 15-VIG-183, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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