Because only one device is needed for both transport and transfer, the risks associated with multiple patient transfers are greatly eliminated.
Elberton, GA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution agreement with Winco Manufacturing, LLC, to offer their new Patient Transfer Stretchair to a wider healthcare consumer marketplace. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, Winco has been manufacturing superior quality furnishings for users of all abilities for over 60 years. Their ISO 9001-2008 certification insures that their products are of the highest quality and functionality, and the vast majority of their products are proudly manufactured and assembled in the USA. Their company's spirit of innovation and their focus on continuous improvement drives them to introduce cutting edge 'first to market' products, setting the standard for the industry.
As a prime example of Winco's commitment to improve their products, their recently reconfigured Stretchair line offers a new size and enhanced capacity to support safer patient handling and transfer protocols. The S550 Patient Transfer Stretchair features a powered vertical lift and recline operation that effortlessly converts to a lay flat, height-adjustable stretcher for safer patient transfer handling between surfaces of differing heights. As a safer option for caregivers and patients, a level lateral transfer can help to avoid the anxiety some patients may experience with lift or sling transfer equipment. As its name implies, the S550 supports up to 550 pounds and it offers a wider seat for additional patient comfort and better positioning.
Centralized steering and locking add another dimension of safety and ease of use, while other standard features include a dual mounting point IV pole, an O2 Cylinder holder, independent leg rests, adjustable armrests, and a patient-accessible safety belt. The Stretchair is the perfect equipment to use for inter- and intra-departmental transport, and eliminates the need for multiple transport devices. The barrier-free powered vertical height adjustment in the stretcher position allows it to be matched to adjacent surfaces for safer level and lateral transfer of the patient. The S550 is suitable for use across many healthcare applications including utilization for ambulances and emergency rooms, intensive care units, long-term care facilities, orthopedics, outpatient surgery, and as a keystone in bariatric Centers of Excellence.
“We are thrilled to introduce the S550 Patient Transfer Stretchair from Winco to more consumers,” said Hulet Smith, OTR/L, MBA and CEO of Rehabmart. “As an important safe patient handling tool for any facility focused on reducing patient and caregiver risk, the Stretchair offers powered positioning control to help reduce and prevent injuries often related to patient lift and transfer procedures. Because only one device is needed for both transport and transfer, the risks associated with multiple patient transfers are greatly eliminated. The Stretchair offers unmatched flexibility, durability and value for safer patient transport and handling, and we are very proud to offer this, and all of the great healthcare furnishing solutions from Winco Manufacturing to our customers at Rehabmart.com.”
As an Occupational Therapist, the founder of Rehabmart, Hulet Smith, has the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of his customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As a parent of special needs children, he has a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.