There are many brands of wheelchairs on the market now, and the quality varies. How to choose the right wheelchair for your situation among the many models and brands?
The following issues need to be understood.
Have basic knowledge of rehabilitation care
A more comprehensive understanding of the structure, function, price, and features of various wheelchairs
Determine who is using the wheelchair - the caregiver or the rider
Truly understand the external physical condition, physical function, economic status, environment of use, purpose of use, psychological factors, etc. of the rider
When buying a wheelchair, you can't just compare the price. A very cheap wheelchair has certain safety hazards in the process of use, because the price of a wheelchair can also reduce the quality of the product, for example, if the front fork of the small wheel breaks during use due to quality problems, it will cause the wheelchair to flip forward or sideways, resulting in injuries and shock to the person riding the wheelchair, which may cause more serious consequences. This can have more serious consequences. Of course, it is not necessarily good to have a very high priced wheelchair, the key is to buy the right wheelchair for you and not spend extra money. Therefore, when buying a wheelchair, choose a cost-effective wheelchair and pay attention to the following points.
four-year warranty for the main accessories push ring, footrest, side plate, front fork, four-year warranty for the welded parts of the frame, one-year warranty for the whole vehicle
medical device production license, international quality management system certification, medical device quality system certification, testing certification of national authoritative testing institutions, European CE product certification, Japanese JIS testing, U.S. FDA certification, China's top ten brands of wheelchairs "ranking, independent brand registered trademark, professional production of wheelchairs manufacturers, with The company's own invention patents
Orthopedic treatment period: high-backed full-lying, half-lying aluminum alloy care wheelchair. As the rider rides for a longer time, using a low-backed ordinary wheelchair, the pressure on the hip, waist and neck increases, which will lead to the possibility of damage to the waist and hip, which is not conducive to the patient's recovery; using a high-backed wheelchair can adjust the angle backward to reduce the pressure on the spine and hip, making the rider more comfortable and reducing the possibility of secondary injury
Patients with stroke and total paralysis: High-back full reclining seat and armrest removable wheelchair. According to the characteristics of the patient, basically he must be bedridden, using a high-backed full reclining wheelchair can often take the patient outside to absorb fresh air and sunshine, bringing sunshine to the patient's psyche; using a high-backed toilet armrest detachable wheelchair can reduce the nursing difficulty of the nursing staff when the patient cannot control the urination and defecation, which is more convenient; using an aluminum wheelchair is for the nursing staff in the nursing process The use of aluminum alloy wheelchair is to make it lighter for the nursing staff in the nursing process. With a fully reclining wheelchair, the backrest can be flattened and retracted so that the patient can change the point of stress, thus reducing the occurrence of bed sores caused by the same point of stress.
Paralysis from the waist down and inability to control urination and defecation: High-backed commode wheelchair with a dining table board. Since the patient's upper limbs can move on their own, choose a high-backed commode wheelchair with large wheels and a push ring, so that when the patient is in good health, he or she can move on their own and keep the necessary activities and exercises for the upper body; use a high-backed commode wheelchair so that when the patient is fatigued, he or she can flatten the backrest and lift the hanging feet to rest
Amputation, walking difficulties: aluminum alloy movable armrests, movable footrest wheelchair, the armrests and footrests can be disassembled or lifted and docked with the bed or seat, so that the patient can safely and conveniently move or move the rider by himself, and can achieve the purpose that the patient must exercise
With the basic walking ability, long-term walking difficulties: aluminum wheelchair. When walking fatigue, can not continue to insist on walking, need to use the wheelchair, the body to get rest at the same time, can not delay the trip
Heavy weight: reinforced wheelchair. The seat is deepened and widened, the aluminum tube is thickened and thickened, and the backrest is strengthened, which can alleviate the deformation of the backrest caused by long-term use and heavy weight, and is suitable for riders weighing less than 120kg, and is generally sold at a high price.
Good economic condition: aluminum wheelchair, aluminum multifunctional wheelchair, aluminum urban fashion wheelchair, electric wheelchair
General economic condition: steel tube ordinary wheelchair, steel tube commode wheelchair, aluminum alloy ordinary wheelchair
Small living area: aluminum wheelchair with small wheels. The smaller the wheel, the more flexible the steering; the larger the wheel, the better the stability and the ability to cross the barrier, but the flexibility in a small space is poor.
High living floor: aluminum alloy wheelchair, lightweight wheelchair, light weight, easy to carry
Wet living environment: aluminum alloy wheelchair, not easy to rust, but also conducive to recycling
The family has a car often carry out: choose aluminum alloy multifunctional wheelchair, movable armrests, movable hanging feet, foldable backrest, convenient to put in the trunk after folding, occupying less space area
By airplane and train: 4-inch front small wheel, 6-inch rear wheel foldable airplane wheelchair, the width of airplane and train is limited, light weight, and easy to carry
Self-mobility: large wheel with push circle wheelchair, leg and foot inconvenience, good control of the upper limbs, so that the rider can achieve the purpose of sports and exercise in the process of moving the upper limbs push circle even if the lower limbs can not move on their own
Home care: When the person has limited legs and is not thinking clearly enough, and there is someone to take care of him or her, choose a wheelchair with a small rear wheel (16" or 12") and a rear handbrake, which is small in size and light in weight, easy to carry around and easy to enter and exit the narrow door, and with a rear handbrake for the caregiver to control.
Out and about: aluminum alloy lightweight wheelchair. When you feel tired of walking, you can take it for a short time, so that the rider can combine work and rest according to his physical condition, and the aluminum wheelchair is easy to carry. If you have an elderly person at home, you should always have a wheelchair to bring physical and mental health and comfort to the elderly when they go out for a walk.
Going to work: For longer distances, choose a manual and electric electric wheelchair with large wheels and push rims, with a range of 18km-25km. if you use a large wheel with push rims electric wheelchair, the rider can move by himself; choose a small wheel electric wheelchair, the caregiver can help push the wheelchair indoors. For those who go to work in close proximity, use it more indoors and have average economic conditions, choose an aluminum alloy manual wheelchair.
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Solid-tire wheelchair: no inner tube, no need for inflation; simple maintenance, high price; heavy weight, poor shock absorption, high requirements for road surface, suitable for flat road surface
Air-filled wheelchair: lighter weight, good shock absorption, less demanding on road surface, suitable for both indoor and outdoor
Double-support wheelchair: double-support wheelchair has a solid frame, stable center of gravity, strong bearing capacity, and safer ride
Steel tube wheelchair: heavier weight, suitable for users who do not move frequently and have limited economic conditions, not suitable for use in more humid environments, easy to rust, and not conducive to recycling after use and scrap
Aluminum wheelchair: suitable for users with high floors, humid environment, frequent moving, not easy to rust, and better economic conditions; after scrapping, it is conducive to recycling
Commode wheelchair: suitable for users who are paralyzed from the waist down and cannot control their bowels.
Low-backed commode wheelchair: suitable for riders with lower body paralysis and difficult to control urination and defecation, but with strong upper body control; extractable seat cushion, convenient for caregivers to provide timely care
High-backed semi-reclining and full-reclining nursing wheelchair: suitable for stroke, total paralysis, paraplegia and other riders with weak body control; semi-reclining back allows riders to ride more smoothly (riders with total paralysis or paraplegia are often unable to control their bodies and find it difficult to sit and stand for a long time)
High backrest reclining seat wheelchair: suitable for stroke and other general paralysis, urinary and fecal disorders can not be self-control patients. The extractable seat cushion extractor can be extracted quickly, which is convenient and quick to use; the extractable deep toilet can be used after the seat cushion extractor is extracted, which is convenient to use and care; the adjustable footrest with leg drag is convenient for the rider to lift the foot, and with the back half lying, it makes the rider more comfortable; the removable hanging foot can shorten the distance of the rider's movement; with anti-tip wheel, which plays an anti-tip role and makes the wheelchair more stable when it is tilted back. Ø Multifunctional wheelchair
Multifunctional wheelchair: movable armrest, movable footrest wheelchair. The armrest and footrest can be docked with the bed or seat after dismantling or lifting, so that the rider can be moved or moved safely and conveniently by himself, which is suitable for paralyzed patients and people who need to move around by themselves. Removable hanging feet can shorten the moving distance of the rider; movable short armrests, when the wheelchair is close to the dining table and table, choose a wheelchair with short armrests to facilitate the rider to dine close to the table; suitable for often carrying the wheelchair out can be put into the trunk of the car or the space between the two rows of seats in the car
Children's wheelchair: multifunctional children's wheelchair, the backrest can be folded over, folded compact size, easy to carry and storage
Portable wheelchair: fixed armrests, flip up hanging feet, back can be folded. The backrest can be folded and flipped, the hanging feet can be lifted, and it is easy to carry after folding; fixed short armrests, when the wheelchair is close to the dining table and the table, choose the wheelchair with short armrests, so that it is easy for the wheelchair to be close to the dining table for dining; it is suitable for those who often go out, have mobility problems but have strong control ability or have a person to take care of them; after folding, it is compact and can be put into the trunk of the car or the space between the two rows of seats in the car, and the whole car weighs only 10.5 kg
Lightweight nursing wheelchair: rear wheel size is usually less than 16 inches, without pushing circle, suitable for riders with leg and foot problems, not thinking clearly enough, with personal nursing care or when someone is nursing out, small size, light weight, easy to carry out, easy to enter and exit the narrow door, also easy to carry in the car Ø Electric wheelchair: foldable electric wheelchair, double battery, rear wheel with double motor drive, stronger climbing and overcoming obstacles, while keeping the whole vehicle evenly stressed, easy to keep the center of gravity stable; using universal controller, easy to operate, simple and safer to use; suitable for people with better economic conditions who need to use wheelchairs for long distances.
Seat backrest tilted back 8 degrees, seat deepened, the rider's body comfortable and healthy
wheelchair cushion and backrest material is strong and durable, high-density flame retardant water support cloth, not easy to deformation
The quality of wheel rims and spokes, the flexibility of wheel rotation
The appearance of the wheelchair process, the appearance of the rough process of the wheelchair its internal quality is not too good, the tires to choose durable
Good quality, pneumatic tires have better shock absorption performance
Whether the double support frame structure, comfortable armrest height, to prevent shoulder pathologies caused by high armrests, such as frozen shoulder, cervical spondylosis, etc.
To have the manual and warranty
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Spine board is also referred to as spinal board, spine stretcher or plastic stretcher, which is a plastic stretcher which can be used to prevent secondary injury to patients during transportation.
spine boards with head immobilizer is one of the most commonly used spine boards because the patient's head is fixed down by the head immobilizer located at the top of the stretcher to avoid secondary injuries to the injured person during transportation.
Using a spine board with a head immobilizer is a crucial step in stabilizing and transporting patients who have suffered a spinal injury.
Step 1: Assess the patient's condition. Before moving the patient, ensure that they are stable and that their airway is clear. If possible, have someone hold the patient's head and neck in a neutral position while you prepare to immobilize them.
Step 2: Place the spine board beside the patient. Position the board so that it is parallel to the patient's body and level with their shoulders.
Step 3: Secure the patient's head and neck. Use the head immobilizer to secure the patient's head and neck to the spine board. Make sure that the straps are tight enough to hold the head and neck in a neutral position, but not so tight that they cause discomfort.
Step 4: Secure the patient's body to the spine board. Use straps or other fastening devices to secure the patient's body to the spine board. Make sure that the straps are tight enough to hold the body securely in place, but not so tight that they cause discomfort.
Step 5: Transport the patient. Carefully move the patient and the spine board to the destination, such as an ambulance or hospital. Try to minimize movement during transport to prevent further injury.
It's important to note that using a spine board with a head immobilizer should only be done by trained professionals and in emergency situations. And also follow the local protocols and guidelines.
The most common type of spine board is a plastic stretcher with a head immobilizer. There are two major problems with using this type of spine board for transport: the stretcher can slip out of the patient’s neck, and the head immobilizer can easily slip out of place.
To overcome these problems, steel alloy steel wire is used to give rigidity to the stretcher and head immobilizer. On top of that, a retaining mechanism (a pad) is fixed in place on the base plate to keep them in place. The head immobilizer uses an acrylic material which has been coated with silicone rubber so it will not slip out when moving. As a result, patients who use this type of spine board with head immobilizer may have no problem during transportation.
The benefits of using this type more than outweighing any risks because the patient does not have to hold the stretcher or identify its position again and again during transport.
Fixed lift board with head immobilizer is used to lift the injured person in a fixed position, while floating rescue board is used to prevent secondary injury at the scene of accident. In both cases, there are two types of spine board:
spine board stretcher (SPB)
portable spine board stretcher
The first type can be properly called SPB because it can be easily fitted on an ambulance or other vehicle for transporting patients who have suffered spinal injuries by transporting them by stretcher. The second type is portable spine board stretcher because it can be mounted on any vehicle and can then be used as an alternate method for transporting patients who have suffered spinal injuries by using it as a stretcher or using it as an alternative method for supporting the body weight of patients who have sustained spinal injuries.
But it should be noted that spine board is not suitable for transportation when there are many people or when the injured person has extensive injury on his/her back and other parts of his/her body; therefore, this type of transportation should not be done without considering these factors beforehand. The first step in this regard should be to determine whether this type of transportation will cause only secondary injury or whether there will also be additional significant injury caused by applying more forces than usual during transport; furthermore, one should also consider whether this type of transportation would cause more harm than good (for example, if one wants to carry out some preventive measures). Based on these considerations, one should decide whether one’s purpose would be better served by carrying out such transportation in order to avoid secondary injury or if it would better serve one’s purpose if he/she intentionally uses this transport after assessing these factors (for example, if one wants to carry out some preventive measures).
As we know that transport may cause secondary injury that might even result into life-threatening injuries if they do not use SPB properly or if they do use SPB improperly, it may lead to further damage to the injured area, resulting in missing the best time to save the injured person.
The spine board with head Immobilizer from China factory a non-rigid frame, which is basically a frame that allows lifting on both sides. However, the spine board stretcher has several special features compared to other boards or frames that are available, specifically:
It can be used to move patients who have been paralyzed (either temporarily or permanently).
It is able to be used as an emergency stretcher because it has two flat sides instead of one curved side.
It can also easily be moved into an ambulance truck as well as any other vehicle designed for moving patients with spinal injuries (like wheelchairs).
Although these features sound very special, they aren’t actually all that extraordinary; especially when you consider how simple it is to use them — just like how you would use any other stretcher or frame. The thing you need to know about this board is that it does not have wheels, so it needs to be moved by someone else. This makes this board different from some others because it doesn’t need wheels — you just need someone else(s) to push it in place! So what happens when I want to transport a patient? I will take him/her out of his/her bed onto his/her stretcher, put his/her head on the table (the patient’s knees should go under his/her body), put their feet on either side of his/her back and then take hold of each end of his/her head and pull him/her up by one end of the stretcher. This should lift them up above their head. That way I don’t damage their neck at all, unless they are really heavy people who weigh around 200 pounds or so (depending upon how long they have been paralyzed). We usually carry out this process using two people – one person holds down one end of the stretcher while another person pushes up against him/her with his/her hands.
Nowadays, in terms of material selection, stretchers are made of high-quality aluminum alloy materials, and plush foam cushions, so they are not only more suitable for rescuing patients when using them but are also more convenient to use and relatively simple to operate. In particular, the current use of stretchers with ambulances can better reflect its value and characteristics. If you want to buy safe ambulance stretchers in large quantities, you can learn about the performance and characteristics of this stretcher, as well as the scope of application, including how to choose the manufacturer when buying.
The ambulance stretcher is different from other stretchers because the ambulance has a relatively small space. In selecting the stretcher-making materials, stretcher length and width, it must be light and dexterous in terms of structure, so that it is more convenient to use when going up and down the ambulance. Therefore, the stretchers used in ambulances today are all made of aluminum alloy materials, which are relatively light in weight, and appear more flexible and convenient throughout the use process.
ambulance stretchers are mainly used to pick up sick patients or patients with severe trauma. When choosing a stretcher like this, it is important to consider the patient's comfort in lying down, so that the patient can rest quietly while lying on it. Especially for patients with limb injuries, if they are not comfortable lying on the stretcher themselves, it will cause patients with severe physical injuries to be more impatient. Therefore, foam cushions will be laid on this stretcher, and lying on it will not look like a hard board will hurt people. Even if the limb injury is serious, or the patient himself is thin due to malnutrition due to illness, he will not feel uncomfortable.
The ambulance stretcher used today is relatively scientific in design, so telescopic handles are provided on both ends of the stretcher because the stretcher needs to enter the patient's room, and even cross stairways or elevators. If we treat some seriously injured people, the environment is worse, so if possible, both ends should be designed with shrink handles, which will be more convenient and practical when lifting patients.
There are no wheels on urban rescue stretchers. If the distance is relatively long, it will be more difficult to lift patients, and it will take longer. Therefore, when designing a stretcher, it is necessary to have wheels underneath, so that it can be pushed and walked when rescuing patients. This is faster than carrying and walking, shortens the time to save people, and will do a better job of saving the patient's life.
ambulance stretchers are one of the most commonly used in hospitals because when patients have heart infarction, or other need first aid, they need to call 120, then the ambulance will come to the scene with the stretcher, so now hospital ambulances will be equipped with stretchers, which can transport patients faster and more practical, directly when the ambulance to the patient area, can be pushed to the patient's room by pushing the stretcher. When you arrive at the hospital, you can push the stretcher directly to the hospital ward.
Some competitive sports are also prone to severe collisions between limbs and fractures. Stadiums such as stadiums can also be equipped with ambulance stretchers. Of course, this kind of stretcher will also be used in the field, and an ambulance can be driven directly to the scene so that it can be faster when rescuing the wounded.
When buying an reliable ambulance stretcher, since there are many manufacturers like this, you should also look at the manufacturer's production capacity through multiple comparisons before purchasing. If the manufacturer itself has a strong production capacity, it can also guarantee the quality of the stretcher.
Currently, the number of manufacturers producing stretchers is relatively large, so competition is fierce, not only in terms of technology but also in terms of price. To ensure that the stretcher purchased is highly practical and of guaranteed quality, we also need to take a look at the cost-performance ratio. If the manufacturer can sell according to direct sales, since direct sales do not have middlemen earn, and the price is cheaper, the user can make the price lower when buying.
If the manufacturer you choose cannot follow up on after-sales service, it proves that they do not dare to take responsibility for the quality of the stretchers they produce. When choosing a manufacturer to buy, you must see if after-sales service is in place. Anything that has after-sales service in place proves that the stretcher quality is relatively excellent. Buying from such manufacturers, because they have good after-sales service, users can only buy without worries.
Users, who need to buy an high performance ambulance stretcher, especially when buying a relatively large amount at a time, have learned the performance characteristics, the scope of application, and how to choose a manufacturer when purchasing this stretcher? As long as you buy stretchers according to your own needs at the time of purchase, and when selecting manufacturers, you can buy medical stretchers from approved manufacturers with confidence through comparison to see which one is in place in terms of production capacity, cost performance, and after-sales service.
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