Stretchers are medical devices that are used for carrying patients who require medical attention. These are also used in emergency medical situation outside of the hospitals, by military services and also by search and rescue personnel. A stretcher is a mobile device that can be used for the transportation of a patient from place to another. There are various types of stretchers commercially available namely EMS stretchers, folding stretchers, simple stretchers, scoop stretcher, stroke basket, reeves stretcher and nimier stretcher.
- Simple stretchers are the most elementary type of stretcher and were earlier used by military people
- Folding stretcher also known as top deck and collapsible stretcher is an advanced form of simple stretcher, but comprise of hinged points that can be collapsed in for a compact form
- Scoop stretchers are used for lifting patients from the ground to the ambulatory stretcher
- Reeves stretcher also referred as flexible stretcher is primarily used to move patients from narrow spaces
- EMS stretchers are used in ambulances which make the transportation of the patient easier
Stretchers are often used by the hospitals and serve as an indispensible tool for the safety and security of an injured person. The device provides an ease of transportation and accessibility for the medical team. The market for hospital stretcher is projected to rise with an increase in elderly population, rise in number of accidents and increasing number of surgeries. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximately 51.4 million of surgeries are performed in the U.S each year and this number is projected to rise in long run. Thus, hospital stretcher plays an important role in supporting the hospitals during surgeries.
Hospital stretcher market is witnessing significant technological advancements owing to its increased usage. Manufactures are developing hybrid devices that combine the functionality of stretcher, recliner chair and a procedural table in to one device. Key players engaged in manufacturing of hospital stretchers include Stryker Corporation, Steris Corporation, Anetic Aid Limited, Spencer Italia S.r.l among others.
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