The Spider Strap and its many imitators have a loyal following in EMS. The only problem is you need an advanced degree to be able to fold them up. The other problem with them is the hook & loop fastener – it is nearly impossible to clean. Once you start rinsing blood out, it seems as though there is no end to it.
A more recent development is the Tiger Strap. One of our key users of this product, felt like it too had some real room for improvement. So after consulting at length with Matt Cushman of Raytown EMS, We set out to incorporate his good ideas into a brand new product.
The new AllMed Speedstrap is a 12-point strap system that uses plastic buckles instead of hook & loop (Velcro™). It is fast to apply, and much easier to clean. The SpeedStrap is manufactured of high-quality Polypropylene Webbing that resists absorbing fluids. The sewing quality is superb. All strap stress points are bar-tacked and box stitched, for the ultimate in long-lasting and reliable performance.
Just line the top Red Colored Strap with the top of the chest wall and secure them up tightly in the patients’ armpits (under the arms). Then everything else lines up by itself. The top two straps are designed to help integrate the Cervical Collar &/or CID in place. The 4” wide center panel leaves the chest wall visible, and even fits most women comfortably. Once you attach each pair of Side Release Buckles, from above the patient pull both male straps ends simultaneously. This balances the load and centers the strap, automatically.
Our next version will add speed clips. That way the SpeedStrap could be stored away from the backboard in it’s carry case (standard). For now though, we have completed the design & testing phase of the initial version, and are looking forward to launching it very soon.