The Graham Response

Mega-Mover: Addressing the Pain Points of EMS Patient Transport

Posted by Graham Medical on Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics have an injury rate three times above the national average. To say there are pain points created during patient transportation is a fun play on words, but it's true. These emergency medical responders are highly prone to painful sprains, strains, bruises, and more.

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Topics: MegaMover®, EMS

First Responder Safety Obstacles During Patient Transport

Posted by Graham Medical on Jun 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

First responders are always focused on patient safety. Whether climbing five floors of an urban walk-up, navigating tiny doorways of an older house, or dealing with trash and clutter, the terrain doesn't matter as long as that EMS team can gain access to the person in need.

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Topics: EMS

When Events Go Wrong - Patient Transport in Crowded Venues

Posted by Graham Medical on Jun 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Every second counts when transporting a patient to an emergency medical provider. Some patients may be critical, needing necessary care within that golden hour-long window. Other patients might be okay, but require fast stabilization of a break or tear to prevent further injury. Even minor ailments can cause patients extra pain and anxiety if they have to wait for transportation and care.

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Topics: MegaMover®

Why the MegaMover® Should Be Your First Choice in Patient Transport

Posted by Graham Medical on Jun 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Patient transport challenges are nothing new, but EMS supply managers and directors are seeking better ways of transport that are suitable for heavier-to-morbidly-obese patients as well as to protect EMS personnel. EMS World reports that lower back injuries account for more than 21% of EMS workplace-related injuries. And more than half of the back injuries result from lifting patients.

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Topics: MegaMover®

Alternatives to Rigid Durable Stretcher for EMS

Posted by Graham Medical on May 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

During search and rescue operations, there are many instances when conventional rigid stretchers are too big, bulky or awkward to use. This is particularly the case when there's a need to move a patient quickly due to impending danger.

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Topics: EMS

Our Condolences to Families of the Manchester Arena Bombing

Posted by Graham Medical on May 24, 2017 9:30:00 AM

We, at Graham Medical, would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and victims of the May 22nd terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. 

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Rigid versus Flexible Stretchers in Patient Transport

Posted by Graham Medical on May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The role of the EMT is first and foremost that of a patient transporter - safely moving the patient from the point of injury, or occurrence, to a point of care and, meanwhile, assuring that the patient is stabilized and supported on the way. This is not to demean or belittle the importance of the stabilization and supportive activities, nor the training and dedication required to provide them. Rather, it is to emphasize and reinforce the importance of the transporting function.

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Topics: MegaMover®, EMS

What You May Not Know About the MegaMover®

Posted by Graham Medical on May 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You use the MegaMover® all the time and know everything there is to know about how versatile, maneuverable and convenient it is. Right? BUT, there may be some things you don’t know about it or didn’t even think to ask.

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Topics: MegaMover®