New Pediatric Transport Seat

How much does it matter how advanced our clinical skills, if we can’t safely
transport a sick child to the hospital? The new Safeguard Transport is a simple restraint system for safely transporting sick children on any brand of ambulance stretcher.

This device is only intended for use on your stretcher. Think of it as a car
seat adapter to make your stretcher a specialized pediatric transport platform.
No it is not for other purposes; it cannot be used a spine board and cannot be
used as a regular car seat.  But for what it is intended, it’s simply
outstanding. The quality of construction and design is evident with every
detail.

The Transport can be used on kids from 22 to 100 pounds. It articulates with the head-end
of the stretcher. It’s fast to attach to your stretcher with just two simple
clip straps. It’s also very easy to put on the child, with a single take-up for
strap positioning convenience.
Maybe most importantly, it is very intuitive. Sometimes pediatric equipment can
be difficult to use, we use it so infrequently. I’m confident an average Joe
could put this thing on right, even never having seen it before.

The Safeguard
Transport is very strong, and rigorously tested. This company does all their own
testing in house. They also design and manufacture many other different types of
automotive restraint systems, so they have considerable experience. The have a video online that demonstrate the performance of the Safeguard Transport in an
accident. They also have one that shows exactly what happens to a child when
transported on the stretcher alone.

Nothing I’ve seen before for this purpose,
matches the elegant simplicity of the Safeguard Transport. I predict half the
ambulances in America will have one in 3 years.

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About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I write about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for EMS1.com, on AmbulanceWorld.com and Multibriefs.com. I work for Intersurgical, Inc. managing EMS sales and distribution. I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002. Follow me @Paradan on Twitter
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2 Responses to New Pediatric Transport Seat

  1. Eric says:

    Not at $600 per unit.  Unfortunately, the cost will preclude purchase by many private ambulance companies and perhaps even some governmental agencies, too.  I really like the idea and that it\’s easily stored.

  2. Dan says:

    We\’ll
    see I guess. It\’s a little rich, but it has some huge advantages going for it. It\’s easy to use and actually works. I\’m fairly
    confident many will see it as a "must have". Compared to several
    earlier devices it\’s not the most expensive and has fewer limitations.
    Wait until you get a chance to see it.

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