A bus accident. Many injured spread out covering a large area. Weather conditions are deteriorating. Probability for hypothermia increases. The accident has caused traffic congestions blocking the access for rescue vehicles. In addition, there are challenges with trauma patients in shock, possible back injuries. Evacuation of some of the patients might involve carrying long distances in difficult terrain. Time is critical.
In this example, rescue workers meet challenges of many injured, terrain and bad weather. With LESS Stretchers in place, one person can easily deploy a bag containing 5 stretchers into the scene of accident to improve evacuation efficiency.
Injured patients can be protected with LESS Thermal Bag and Hood, and secured to the insulating stretcher. All together this gives a good basic hypothermia prevention.
Stretcher bearing teams can start evacuation, and with LESS Carrying Harnesses, two persons can evacuate one patient. Alternatively, four stretcher bearers are required. Over some distance, teams of four taking turns are required.
If back or neck injuries are suspected, patients can stay on LESS Stretchers through the evacuation chain all the way into hospital x-ray.
LESS multi-hazard stretcher system is designed to keep patients warm through the evacuation chain and to avoid transfer injuries worsening the patient’s condition. Weather it is by air, land or sea, the stretcher can follow the patient all the way due to its light weight and robust design.
When every second counts, a swift and safe evacuation can make a difference – saving more lives.