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Stretchers, Portable

Definition : Stretchers that typically include a light framework (e.g., folding U-frames, plastic frames) and a canvas or plastic-coated (e.g., vinyl, nylon) fabric body. Some stretchers can be folded or hinged for compact storage; they may include two or four wheels to facilitate patient transport. Portable stretchers make it possible for two people to lift and carry a patient who is lying down; they are used mainly to transport patients at first-aid sites and are sometimes used in emergency rooms.

Entry Terms : "Ambulance Stretchers" , "Ambulance Cots"

UMDC code : 13818

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