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Evacusled Used ONLY in an emergency to evacuate non-ambulatory patients safely from the facility
Evacusled Deployment Evacusled may be stored rolled up in a designated unit specific area. You may have Evacusleds on some beds. There will be a visible label stating, “This bed is equipped with Evacusled”. Evacusled Tag
Evacusled Deployment Evacusleds will be used for horizontal and vertical evacuation. These are site specific decisions. Depending on the emergent situation, staff availability, fragility of the patients, a 1-2 person evacuation method will be used.
Vertical Deployment Steps Cocoon patient with bed linen and pillow, put IV, charts, oxygen, catheter bags, whatever the nurse manager indicates, in with patient.
Vertical Deployment Steps At the head of the bed pull the orange cord STRAIGHT up with a quick tug over the patient’s head, ease white cords around mattress corners. Repeat at foot end. Velcro together.
Find cleats on the side of the sled.Find the white cord. Genty tug Vertical Deployment Steps Find 2 cleats on the side of the sled. Find the white cord. Gently tug straight down on the white cord to secure patient. Do this on both sides.
Evacusled Deployment Evacusled may be deployed from side of the bed or foot end of the bed depending on bed type.
Vertical Deployment Steps Grasp carry handles below cleats, pull foot end of mattress to floor at a 45 degree angle, guide head gently to the floor.
Vertical Deployment Steps Pull the orange towing cord at the end of the mattress, pull/roll feet first. Roll down the hall with foot end raised up so sled rolls on the wheels. Make wide turns.
Vertical Deployment Steps Roll the patient to the preassingned stairwell. Make wide turns to get around corners.
Vertical Deployment Steps Roll patient to the pre-assigned stairwell, prepare to pass on to another rescuer for vertical evacuation.
Vertical Deployment Steps Gravity will do the work. Keep 2-3 stairs between yourself and the foot of the evacusled.
Vertical Deployment Steps Pre-determine which hand you will pull with and which hand you will use to brake with.
Vertical Deployment Steps Descend 2-3 steps. Pull the evacusled straight out over the top stair, you will feel gravity starting to work as you roll over the top stair.
Vertical Deployment Steps With your hand, push straight into the foot end of the Evacusled and into the stair to slow down and stop the sled. Keep in mind: patient weight, size and height of stairs, and the landing at each stairwell.
Vertical Deployment Steps At the landing, make a wide, pivoting turn around the stair well post to line the sled up for the next flight of stairs. Hand off to the next rescuer.
Vertical Evacuation Keep In Mind, Gravity will do the work, the rescuer guides and controls the speed of the Evacusled. Control is greatest when the rescuer keeps 2-3 steps between himself and the foot end of the Evacusled. Determine which hand you will break with and which hand you will pull with. Pull the sled down over the top stair, you will feel gravity begin to work. The foot end of the sled is controlled with your hand by slowing down or stopping. Push STRAIGHT into the sled and stairwell with palm of hand to stop the sled. Keep In Mind, Size of stairs, height, angle, finish on edge of steps, width of stairwells, mattress, and patient weight are all factors. At each landing, make turns as wide as possible. At each landing or at the end of the stairwell, the next rescuer will be stationed to take over.
Evacusled Stored In Storage Bag Lower patient’s bed, lock bed. Line up “Evacusled Ready Bed” along side of the patient’s bed. Using transfer method determined by nurse manager, (sling, backboard, sheet, etc.) transfer patient to bed equipped with Evaculsed. Deploy Evacusled as per instructions for standard Evacusled evacuation.