Private ambulance company Amvale Medical Transport Ltd has further enhanced the safety of its patients in its vehicles by installing twenty Ambulance Child Restraints (ACRs) by ParAid Medical. Based in rural Lincolnshire, Amvale Medical Transport Ltd’s fleet of emergency vehicles will be fully equipped to ensure the safe transportation of infant and child patients across the country.
Designed to provide maximum protection when travelling, the ACR is the only paediatric restraint on the market used on patient stretchers that is capable of fitting all children weighing 5kg to 45kg.
Significantly reducing the chances of potentially dangerous movement during transit, the ACR is an innovative, flexible and adjustable harnessing system that has been fully crash tested to BSEN: 1789 compliance levels, to ensure that it provides the highest level of safety for children being transported to hospital.
Rick Kendall, Fleet Manager at Amvale Medical Transport Ltd said: “Safety is extremely important to us and in order to make sure that we were complying with NHS guidelines we thought it was necessary to introduce the ACR to our ambulance fleet. The ACR is so simple to use, its versatility means that our young patients are fully secure during transit.”
Darryl Smith, Operations Manager at ParAid Medical said: “The ACR was specifically designed to increase the safety of child patients travelling in ambulances. We currently offer the broadest weight range for a specialist restraint – something that previously was not available.”
“Standard stretcher harnesses are tested and fitted to restrain a patient weight of 75kgs, however this may not be suitable for smaller patients where a close proximity restraint device would be preferable.”
ParAid Medical’s ACR is available in three sizes from 5kg to 45kg and is universally compatible with any stretcher. Constructed with breathable fabric, the ACR includes quick release straps for medical intervention. The harness allows the child patient to be secured at a variety of bed angles and in the recovery position easily and quickly. It is also machine washable, ensuring the highest standards of infection control.