Med Sled Instruction Sheets

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE MS30 TACTICAL RESCUE

Enclosed is your Med Sled ® Tactical Rescue Sled designed for one-on-one rescue or evacuation. When time is critical or the environment is difficult the Med Sled ® Tactical Rescue Sled’s versatility can ensure that “there’s no one left behind”. When using the sled to transport humans every precaution should be used to secure the person to the sled properly ensuring they remain on the sled during transport. The directions below outline the proper way of using and securing injured to the sled. ARC Products, LLC takes no responsibility for injuries sustained in emergency rescue situation. 1. Shoulder bag can be carried in many different fashions. Over the shoulder, across the torso or clipped to an accessory belt via D-rings. (See Figures 1 and 2.) 2. Remove the sled from the shoulder bag by grasping the sled roll and pulling out. Release the Velcro cinch strap. There are three easy ways to keep the sled flat or assist you in loading the injured 1) Place the roll next to the injured. Unroll the first three feet (See Figure 3) and slide the sled under feet and calves of the injured feet and calves. Unroll the remaining sled and slide it under the rest of their body. 2) You can also lightly fold the sled in half length wise which will aid in flattening prior to loading injured 3) Unroll the sled and connect the middle cross strap creating a slight curl down the length of the sled. After injured is on sled reach behind and refasten buckle on top. 3. The sled will accommodate a back board or basket and can be placed on the sled. 4. Secure the injured to the sled by using the three body cross straps. (See Figure 4.) The person should lie on the straps across the back and buckle on the top of front of them. (See Figure 5.) If a severe incline is anticipated their feet must be 8 inches inside the end of the sled, the ankle strap should be as snug as possible. This is to prevent the individual from sliding off the back of the sled due to a severe incline. This sled is not manufactured for vertical lift. 5. There are mulitple ways to pull or drag the sled. 1) The loop end of the tether allows you to pull by hand. This works well in extremely difficult areas for short distances. 2) Connect the handle loop directly to a carbineer on your belt 3) By passing the long tether though the handle you create a larger loop for a harness. (See Figures 6-9.) 6. The sled provides numerous perimeter strap handles for lifting. (See Figure 4.) Depending on the number of people lifting check the balance prior to lifting by lifting 5 inches or less. Note most weight is at the shoulders and hips. 7. Cleaning and re-rolling your sled: Follow medical protocols for bodily fluids on the sled.The Med Sled ® Tactical Rescue Sled should be disposed of if highly contaminated. If reusing, roll the sled tight starting at the foot of the sled.All buckles should be disconnected and out to the sides.The final roll should be less than 5" in diameter.Wrap the cinch strap around and Velcro.Tuck in all tabs and cross straps into end. Push in the pulling tether last. Slide back into shoulder bag. Care should be taken to keep the product dry, out of direct sunlight and extreme climate/environmental conditions.

*Can also clip to accessory belt with D-rings on sled bag.

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3 SECURE CROSS STRAPS

8 HANDLES FOR LIFTING

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FIG. 8 back view

FIG. 9 front view

Indications

Extrication of a patient from a hostile area or difficult terrain to a waiting ambulance or stretcher

Contraindication

Maximum load for the Med Sled ®

extrication device is 450 kg. (992 lbs.) This limit must not be exceeded

Complications

Pressure points, misalignment of the spine, pain and discomfort

CAUTION • This apparatus requires 2 qualified persons to operate. • Risk of falling in the use of this product. • Danger of serious physical injury if said product is not used or maintained properly. • Safety straps produce danger of strangulation.

PRODUCTWARNINGS • Never leave patient unattended. • Not intended for persons under 100 lbs. or 48" without proper inserts or youth sled. • If sled is torn or damaged discontinue use. • Sled may slide on uneven surfaces.

*By passing the long tether through the handle you create a larger loop for a harness. Put this harness around your waist (Fig.6) around your shoulder (Fig.7) or butterfly around both shoulders (Fig.8 and 9).

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MS28, MS36, MS48 INSTRUCTIONS

8 HANDLES FOR LIFTING

FOOT LOOP STRAP FOR EXTRA SUPPORT

3 SECURING CROSS STRAPS

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TETHER & STAIRWELL BRAKING SYSTEM INCLUDED WITH EVERY SLED

2 When transporting a patient from a hospital bed, lock wheels of bed. Pull sheets from both sides and cover patient in bedding. Include pillows for head. Unroll sled and approach patients upper body. (See Figure 1.) a. If sled begins to roll back up, fasten or tighten the foot cross strap. Put patient on sled. a. Roll Patient on their side away from door and slide Med Sled ® then slide remaining sled under buttocks and legs. b. Make sure sled is completely on the bed’s mattress. c. Roll patient back onto sled and slide bedding and patient to middle of sled. d. Add any external devices between patient’s legs and along sides. IV bags, oxygen, etc. e. Secure patient to sled by fastening all three cross straps. Tighten snugly. (See Figure 2.) f. Ensure ankle strap is tightened until sides meet foot pad. Foot loop strap should be used at all times. (See Figure 3.) a. Strap should be above patient’s feet from cross strap to foot pad. b. Cross strap should be connected and tight. c. Tighten foot loop strap until foot pad touches sled sides. Taking sled off bed: a. If power exists, lower bed to lowest position. b. For non-attached mattresses you can grab entire mattress at foot end and rotate mattress toward door. 1. Make sure sled is in middle of mattress. 2. Standing on inside of mattress, guide sled down mattress in a “slide” fashion. (SeeFigure 4.) c. For attached mattresses, tables or gurneys, spin sled so the foot of sled is extended off the end side of mattress toward the door. 1. Position people on each side, holding perimeter tether near head of evacuee. 2. Push foot end to floor. As sled slides off mattress, use a single knee or leg drop to lower head of sled to the floor. Evacuation Sled to transport humans every precaution should be used to secure the person to the sled properly ensuring they remain on the sled during transport. The directions below outline the proper way of using and securing a patient to the sled. ARC Products takes no responsibility for injuries sustained in an emergency rescue situation. When using the Med Sled ® 3 4 5 6 1

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BOTTOM CROSS STRAP

FOOT PAD

Evac Sled under head and shoulders

FOOT LOOP STRAP

FIG. 3

(continued on back)

FIG. 4

(continued from front)

7 Grab end strap and pull toward door. The Med Sled ®

Evac Sled will easily slide down

mattress to floor. One or Two employees will pull patient toward emergency exit from the foot strap. (See Figure 5.) Open exit door and pull patient to top of steps feet first. (See Figure 6a.) a. Patient should be pulled over the first step no further than the knees. Approach head of sled and secure large spring hook (carabineer) to the OUTSIDE railing bracket connected to wall. (See Figure 5a.) Connect spring hook to railing bracket. (See Figure6b.) Do not hook to railing below bracket as hook will slide down with patient. Firmly grab loose tether and take out slack, making sure the tether is wrapped once completely around spring hook. a. Employee on lower landing is now readyto pull foot strap. (See Figure 6c.) b. Upper landing employee lets out tether as the sledding action lowers patient. The spring hook provides a friction breaking system. At bottom landing upper employee unhooks spring hook and walks it to lower landing while taking up tether slack. a. Both employees turn patient on landing to repeat process. Cleaning and Rerolling your Sled - Follow medical protocols for bodily fluids on the sled up to and including disposal if contamination is involved. When reusing, rewind the braking tether and attach spring hook and tether to front of sled with Velcro. Reroll the sled tightly starting at the foot of the sled. The final roll should be less than 9"in diameter. Wrap the cinch strap around and Velcro. Slide back into carry bag. Care should be taken to keep the product dry, out of direct sunlight and extreme climate/environmental conditions.

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Indications

Extrication of a patient from a building to an alternative care site, waiting ambulance or wheeled stretcher

Contraindication

Maximum load for the Med Sled ® This limit must not be exceeded

evacuation devices is 992 lbs. (450 kg.)

Complications

Pressure points, misalignment of the spine, pain and discomfort

CAUTION • This apparatus requires 2 qualified persons to operate. • Risk of falling in the use of this product. • Danger of serious physical injury if said product is not used or maintained properly. • Safety straps produce danger of strangulation.

PRODUCTWARNINGS • Never leave patient unattended.

• Not intended for persons under 100 lbs. or 48" without proper inserts or youth sled. • If sled is torn or damaged discontinue use. • Sled may slide on uneven surfaces.

FIG. 6b Closeup of hook attached to railing bracket

Instructions for taking EQUIPMENT with the patient a. If the patient is on oxygen (O2), put the O2 tank between the patient’s legs, valve up towards groin.We can put a pillow under the tank to protect the patient. b. Secure under the cross straps. c. IV bags are placed between the arm and torso, close to the pit of the arm. d. Monitors and pumps will be secured under cross strap, between the patient’s legs and resting on pillow or blanket. If the pump or monitor has a handle, the cross strap can be placed through the handle. e. Bariatric Sleds (MS48) work best for Critical, or Post OP that maybe connected to equipment.The MS48 is 12”wider than the standard sled.

FIG. 6c

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Ascending a Stairwell Evacuation Instructions

The Med Sled ®

is designed to limit the strength and manpower

needed for vertical descents. Using the Med Sled ® in an ASCENDING situation requires brute strength and coordinated effort. Below are the instructions for safely using the Med Sled ® in an ascending situation for people 250 lbs or less. The Med Sled ® can be carried by two, four or six people. However, the safest method we recommend is using the braking tether. In situations where people weigh more than 250lb. we recommend using the Med Sled® as a litter or stretcher and 4-6 men carry the patient up the steps. Follow loading instructions provided with each sled before ascending. Position the Med Sled ® at the base of the stairs centered. (See Fig. 1) Pull the braking system carabiner up one flight of stairs allowing the braking tether to extend Attach the braking carabiner to the top railing bracket or highest anchor point available (See Fig. 2) Three capable people are needed for a safe and quick ascent. a. One at the top of the steps b. One on each side of the sled at the shoulder area (See Fig. 3) The two strong people on each side of the sled will grasp the handles (optional add-on) or perimeter tether by the patient’s shoulder with their hand that is facing the sled. Position your feet with your inside foot one step below your inside hand that is grasping the sled and your outside foot two steps higher. (See Fig. 4) a. Grab the railing (if there is one) with our outside hand b. You will use your arm strength AND your leg strength to raise the sled 2 to 3 steps and then stop The person at the top of the steps will pull on the braking tether taking out the slack the stairwell team created by raising the sled up the steps. (See Fig. 4) a. When you move the sled 2 to 3 steps and stop the braking tether will hold the sled securely on the steps while the two people lifting the sled will reposition their feet. b. This is a coordinated effort and the people lifting the sled should communicate when they are lifting together AND when the braking tether should be tight (yelling “brake” or “hold”) so they can release and reposition. Repeat this process until the sled reaches the top landing or the connection point of the braking Carabiner. a. If the carabiner is near the top step you will need to coordinate the LAST lift of the sled. b. Take the sled as high as it will go. With the braking tether holding, the people lifting the sled should reposition their feet as high as they can. c. The person at the top should hold the braking tether in their right hand and prepare to grab the sled with their left hand. As they lift the sled onto the landing. The braking tether MUST be released to allow the sled to pass the carabiner fastening point. (See Fig. 5) d. This is a coordinated effort for all three individuals to get the sled safely on the landing. NO ONE should take their hands off of the sled until it is securely on the landing. e. The braking tether and carabiner are then moved to the top of the next landing and the process is repeated.

Closeup of carabiner hooked to handrail

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PROVIDE SLACK

PRODUCT WARNINGS • Never leave patient unattended. • Caution: This apparatus requires 3 people to operate. • Caution: Risk of falling in the use of this product • Warning, safety straps produce danger of strangulation.

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Med Sled ®

HDPE and Polypropylene Cleaning and Decontamination

Cleaning for Med Sleds ® and cross straps is easy as cleaning most surfaces and bedding materials in a Healthcare setting. Our products are non-absorbent and decon-capable. Below are the technical descriptions of the plastic sleds and cross straps (though the poly- propylene of the cross straps are not absorbent, the weave patterning may “trap” contaminants which may require additional cleaning.)

SPECIFICATIONS FOR HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE

SPECIFICATIONS FOR CLEANING CROSS STRAPS

HOPED Resins fromThe Dow Company (Dow) deliver excellent rigidity, superior stress crack resistance, high impact and melt strength, and moderate swell. HOPED is Non-absorbent and is deco capable. Excellent with standard decontamination solutions used in healthcare settings including 30% hydrogen peroxide & Caltech manufacturing dispatch hospital cleaning disinfectant towels.

The Med Sled ® cross straps are made of polypropylene which is chemically resistant to most chemical agents similar properties to our HDPE sleds. The following chemicals: Acetonitrile, Acrylonitrile, Chlorine (10% in air), chlorine (10% moist), o-Dichlorobenzene, Ethyl Butyrate, Isopropyl Benzene and Sulfuric Acid (98%) are rated as Good to Fair below 120 degrees Fahrenheit and not recommended above 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

HOPED Characteristics • Material Strength...Resists tearing, ripping and cracking • Low tendency to warp with age

• Maintains molecular consistencies in extreme temperatures (Heat and Cold... -105 To 260 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s high heat resistance makes it ideal in electrical wiring and pipe fittings • Decontamination Capable - Very low fluid absorption rates (Less than a 0.01% absorption rate). It is essentially completely waterproof and an ideal product for hospitals and hazard companies. • Are resistant to alcohol, acids, oil and most cleaning solutions • Non-Toxic • Non-Caustic Common Products Made of High and Low Density Polyethylene • Fire and Rescue - Back Board/Stretchers (Med Sleds ® ) - Boo Bags and Containers - IV Bags - Pharmaceutical Containers - Back and Limb Stabilizers • Hospitals - All Plastic tools - All plastic in Operating Rooms, Emergency Room, Patient Rooms, X-Ray/Imaging Machines - Furniture with plastic components...Bed Rail, Plastic Covers, Plastic Chair and Diagnostic Packaging - Patient transfer boards (Med Sleds ® ) - Back and limb stabilizers - IV bags - Plungers - Boo Hazardous Containers (trash cans to large drums) - All Pharmaceutical plastic containers for medication storage and discernment

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FIG. 1

ASSEMBLING RACK SYSTEM

Lift rack from its storage bag by grabbing the black closure strap on open end. (See Figures 1 and 2.) Place rack on smooth surface or floor with solid surface facing up. (See Figure 2.)

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BLACK CLOSURE STRAP

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Press both sides of plastic black buckle to unlock strap.

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FIG. 2

Grasp top half of rack and pull up and over to fully open rack, (See Figure 3.) Rack should be fully opened on its back with undercarriage exposed. Locate the (2) black slide locks, one on either side of the rack near hinge. Slide lock to the “Locked” position. Green “Locked” label should show fully. (Note: If lock will not slide past hinge area slightly lift center hinge area while sliding lock bar.) Lift leg assembly on one side to its fullest open position. Repeat on opposing side. IV poles are an optional accessory attached to each leg assembly by grey polymer clips. Detach and set aside. With two people, one on each end, pick up entire rack and carefully rotate (flip) the rack and set on floor. Locking the legs and feet. There are 3 locks for each leg assembly. 1 for the main leg and 2 (1 for each foot). Ensure that the leg lock slide is engaged. (See Figure 4.) Install optional IV poles are attached to each leg assembly by grey polymer clips. Locate the 2 IV poles (attached to legs unless previously removed) and place the end of pole in the 2 IV pole cups located on the top of the rack. Ensure IV poles are pushed into the bottom of the cup. Flip the IV pole hanger over the top of pole for IV bag placement. (Warning: do not exceed 20 lbs. on IV Pole hanger.) Remove the pin at the end of the rail before you slide your basket on. (See Figure 5.) There are two ways of approaching the rack. You may place the basket on a table and disconnect basket from vest by squeezing the sides of all 4 buckles OR leaning over until basket guides meet the rack and carefully slide basket on fully, then disconnect basket from vest. WARNING: You must be sure the top and bottom of the basket guides are on the rack. (See Figure 6.) To mount 3 baskets per side, slide one basket to middle leaving ends open for additional baskets. After baskets are installed onto rack place the safety rail pins into pin holes to ensure baskets cannot slide off. (See Figure 7.) Extend the (2) feet or stabilizer legs on each leg in opposing directions.

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BLACK SLIDE LOCK BAR

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MAIN LEG LOCK

FOOT LOCK

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RACK SIDE RAIL

EVAC BASKET

RACK

REMOVE PIN AT END OF RAIL BEFORE SLIDING BASKET(S) ON

INSTALLING THE EVACUATION BASKETS TO THE RACK

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TOP OF BASKET BRACKET

FIG. 7

CLOSEUP OF PIN INSERTED IN SIDE RAIL

RACK

EVAC BASKET

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BOTTOM OF BASKET BRACKET

FIG. 6

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RACK STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE SIDE

(Cont.)

STORING THE RACK SYSTEM

Remove rail safety pins and remove all baskets.

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Remove IV poles (if assembled) and attach to the legs using the grey polymer clips. With 2 people, grasp each end firmly and rotate (flip) entire rack on its back with legs extending into air. The 6 leg locks should slide to the unlock position. If not, slide locking ring to enable legs and feet to fold. Fold legs into under carriage. Make sure legs clear side of rack to completely rest inside rack. NOTE: There is a black plastic retainer clip that should easily catch the leg assembly and “snap” into a hold position. Locate the (2) black slide locks on either side of the rack hinge. Slide the locks to the (unlocked) position. The red-colored (unlocked) label should show fully. After both sets are stored lift one end of rack and fold on top of the other. Make sure the black guides are inside the rack. Fold feet or stabilizer bars down along legs. Fold all 4 feet.

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Fasten black strap and buckle to ensure rack will not open.

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Grasp black strap and lift rack into open storage bag. Zip closed and store into basket storage device with 6 baskets.

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• Trained personnel to assemble and use this product • Never leave patient unattended • Risk of tripping or falling in use of this product • Risk of tipping with use of this product • Do not use on uneven surface • Warning: safety straps produce danger or strangulation PRODUCT WARNINGS

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Med Sled ® Thermal All-Weather Pouch (TAWP) Item #MS22TAWP Dimensions: 33"W x 80"H when closed SuggestedWeight Capacity: 320-350 lbs.

FIG. 1 Wrap patient in sheet if available (not required)

FIG. 2

TAWP UNDER PATIENT

TAWP HALF OPEN

TAWP

The TAWP was designed for use during inclement weather situations. The pouch is waterproof and maintains lifesaving bodily warmth. The TAWP can also be used as a carry or transfer device. 1. Remove Thermal All-Weather Pouch from it’s package. 2. Place pouch on bed, cot or floor next to patient and open Velcro center allowing panel closest to you to open halfway. (See Figure 1.) 3. Log roll patient away from you and position the TAWP under the patient. (See Figure 2.) 4. Log roll patient toward you and pull right panel of TAWP from under patient. (See Figure 3.) 5. Close both left and right panels over patient and loading.) 7. With the patient in the TAWP, place the Med Sled ® next to them. 8. Log roll patient away from you and position the Med Sled ® underneath. (See Figure 5.) 9. Roll patient back onto Med Sled ® . Pull to center of bed or cot and adjust patient to center of sled. 10. Connect all cross straps and Foot Loop Strap. (See Figure 6.) 11. Remove patient in sled from bed or cot by swinging the food end of the sled out towards the door and lowering to the floor. (See Figure 7.) 12. Once the Med Sled ® is completely on the floor, use Pull Straps to drag sled down hall to Exit or stairwell for evacuation. Velcro closed. (See Figure 4.) 6. Load patient In Med Sled ® procedures (See Med Sled ® following normal Instructions for detailed

FIG. 4

FIG. 3

PATIENT WRAPPED IN TAWP

TAWP UNDER PATIENT

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FIG. 6

SLED

TAWP

FIG. 7

MED SLED ® PRODUCTWARNINGS • Never leave patient unattended. • Not intended for persons under 100 lbs. or 48" without proper inserts or youth sled. • If sled is torn or damaged discontinue use. • Sled may slide on uneven surfaces.

MED SLED ® CAUTION • This apparatus requires 2 qualified persons to operate. • Risk of falling in the use of this product. • Danger of serious physical injury if said product is not used or maintained properly. • Safety straps produce danger of strangulation.

TAWP

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VERTICAL LIFT VERTICAL LIFT CAPABILITY

SYSTEM

When using the Med Sled ® , every precaution should be used to secure the person to the sled properly ensuring they remain in the sled during transport. The directions below outline the proper way of using and securing a patient to the sled. ARC Products takes no responsibility for injuries sustained in an emergency rescue situation. Instructions for loading and dragging operations Stabilize patient on ground or flat surface Remove the Velcro strap a. Unroll the Med Sled (If the sled begins to roll back up, curl up sides and press down or roll top half of sled backwards). (Figure 2a) Put patient on the sled a. Place sled next to patient - insuring head end of Sled is adjacent to patient’s head. b. Deploy Patient Restraint System for amputees, leg injuries, vertical lift and high winds. See instructions for VLR Patient Restraint System Sleds. c. Roll patient on their side away from you and slide sled under patient d. Roll patient back onto sled and slide patient to middle of sled (Figure 3c) e. Secure patient to sled by fastening all four cross straps. Tighten snugly. (Figure 3d) Caution: Over –tightening may cause discomfort by touching or rubbing patient’s forehead. Sled can be pulled from either end using the provided strap at the foot end or connecting a personal tow line or tether to the head end locking delta ring Instructions for preparing sled for Horizontal or Vertical Lift Rescue (Active vertical or horizontal lift should only be conducted by trained personnel in High Angle operations.) Instructions below are only to prepare the Vertical Sled for horizontal or vertical lift. Vertical Lifting Instructions: The sled is ready for a vertical lift by connecting to the front delta locking ring. (Figure A1&A2) Horizontal Lifting Instructions: Remove head and foot hoist straps from bag and lay the straps on the ground or on a flat surface. (Figure B1) Position sled on hoist straps making sure the head of the sled is over the strap marked “head” and the foot of the sled is over the foot hoist strap. Pull foot and head hoist straps thru designated holes in the sled. Pull up and thread looped ends thru black carabiner. (Figure B2) At this point trained personnel will take over the hoist operation. (Figure B3) Cleaning and Re-rolling your Sled - Follow medical protocols for bodily fluids on the Sled up to and including disposal if contamination is involved. Reroll the sled tightly starting at the foot end of the sled. The final roll should be less than 9” in f. Ensure foot loop strap is tightened until sides meet foot pad Strap should be above patient’s feet from cross strap to foot pad Cross strap should be connected and tight Tighten foot loop strap until foot pad touches sled sides g. Head straps should be tightened until head pad is vertical

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PATIENT RESTRAINT SYSTEM

diameter.Wrap the cinch strap around and Velcro. Slide back into the carry bag. Care should be taken to keep the product dry, out of direct sunlight and extreme climate/environmental conditions.

COVER

*See separate Instructions for Patient Restraint System

SEAT UNDERNEATH

Indications

See Separate Instructions

Extrication of a patient from a confined space or rescue situation to a wheeled stretcher or ambulance

Contraindication

CAUTION • This apparatus requires 2 qualified persons to operate. • Risk of falling in the use of this product.

Maximum load for the VLR is 992 lbs. This limit must not be exceeded.

Complications

• Danger of serious physical injury if said product is not used or maintained The MED SLED ® VLR should only be used by trained professionals properly trained in the safety and application of these types of products for their intended use. Improper use or use by untrained personnel can result in serious injury or death.

Pressure points, misalignment of the spine, pain and discomfort

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: This product is to be used by trained high angle rescue personnel only. Load and hoist capacity is variable depending on weight distribution and lift orientation.WE MAKE NOWARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OFANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDINGTHEACCURACY OFTHESE SPECIFICATIONS, MERCHANTABILITYAND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The user assumes all risk and liability in connection with the use of this information and this product.

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FIG. 2

MSVLRHAR VERTICAL LIFT RESCUE PATIENT RESTRAINT SYSTEM (PRE-ASSEMBLED)

RED HANDLE

ORANGE TAG

BLUE TAG

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

BLUE HANDLE

ORANGE HANDLE

Amputee placement is based on the decisions to lift vertically or horizontally. Determine if Patient Restraint System is needed for Amputees, leg injuries, vertical lift and high winds. Disconnect blue and orange top double wing buckles and grab red handle on patient restraint system cover. Sharply pull cover down the full length of sled. (See FIG. 1) Slide patient on sled and bring red handle on seat pad up through patient’s legs and refastsen top double wing buckles using color code. (Blue to blue, orange to orange.) (See FIG. 2) Adjust both straps through buckles until harness is snug from crotch to shoulder The top cover will slide down straps allowing for full harness adjustment. (See FIG. 3) 5 4 2 3 1

END OF LEG POSITIONED AT FOOT END OF SLED

ORANGE TAG

BLUE TAG

RED HANDLE

RED HANDLE

ORANGE TAG

BLUE TAG

BLUE HANDLE

ORANGE HANDLE

BLUE HANDLE

ORANGE HANDLE

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FIG. 1

Cover will completely open from either side to allow for chest and abdominal exposure if medical treatment is necessary. (See FIG. 4) Fasten all cross straps and Foot Loop Strap. Make as snug as possible to ensure rigidity of sled. (See FIG. 5) Patient Restraint System will prevent patient from any excessive movement within sled including leg pressure for vertical lift.

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FIG. 6 PROFILE VIEW

TORSO SHOULD BE CENTERED IN BETWEEN HORIZONTAL LIFT STRAPS

CAUTION • This apparatus requires 2 qualified persons to operate. • Risk of falling in the use of this product. • Danger of serious physical injury if said product is not used or maintained The MED SLED ® VLR should only be used by trained professionals properly trained in the safety and application of these types of products for their intended use. Improper use or use by untrained personnel can result in serious injury or death.

Indications

Extrication of a patient from a confined space or rescue situation to a wheeled stretcher or ambulance

Contraindication

Maximum load for the VLR is 450 kg (992 lbs.) This limit must not be exceeded.

Complications

Pressure points, misalignment of the spine, pain and discomfort

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: This product is to be used by trained high angle rescue personnel only. Load and hoist capacity is variable depending on weight distribution and lift orientation.WE MAKE NOWARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OFANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDINGTHEACCURACY OFTHESE SPECIFICATIONS, MERCHANTABILITYAND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The user assumes all risk and liability in connection with the use of this information and this product.

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INSTANT FLOTATION SYSTEM

Directions and Assembly of Med Sled ® Instant Flotation System

1. Unroll your MS36 VLR sled and fasten one of the top cross straps pulling up the side of the sled so the “perimeter tether” is easily accessible.

2. Attach the inflatable float logs to the sides of the Med Sled ® by passing the female parts of each buckle under the perimeter tether, starting at the head area, and attaching to the male part of the buckle and tightening as needed. The floats are universal and can be placed on either side. 3. Pass the two upper cross straps through the webbing loops at the ends of the chest pad and fasten them to the buckles on the opposite side. All cross straps should be fastened loosely enough to allow the Med Sled ® to have a slight curl to it. 4. The Med Sled ® is now pre-rigged for instant deployment. To store the pre-rigged Med Sled ® Instant Flotation System, loosen all cross straps so the Med Sled ® will lay flat. Roll it up from the foot end to about a 9 inch diameter. Do not to allow the deflated floats to extend out over the edge of the Med Sled ® . Failure to prevent this can result in damaged float logs. Secure with the Velcro cinch strap.

5. Place the prepared system in the MSVLR backpack and close the zipper.

How to Deploy the MS36VLR”Pre-Rigged’ Instant Flotation System

1. Open the zipper on the VLR backpack all the way.

2. Hold the Foot end of the Med Sled ® and unroll it to its full length.

3. Tighten the bottom (foot end) Foot Loop Strap until the sides are vertical and the second strap to about 4 inches.

4. Pull the top two cross straps about half way, so that the sides are vertical.

5. Inflate both float logs by pulling the detonator tab on each float.

6. Inflate the chest pad orally. One to two breaths will be enough.

7. The Med Sled ® is now ready for a water rescue. Follow the Med Sled ® Instant Flotation System Instructions in performing a water rescue.

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INSTRUCTIONS

INFLATABLE FLOTATION LOGS AND CHEST PAD

INSTANT FLOTATION SYSTEM

The Med Sled ® float logs can be inflated either before or after attachment to the Med Sled ® or other litter type device. Med Sled ® Flotation Logs are universal and can be installed on either side of the Med Sled ® .

MSVLRFLT FLOTATION LOG DETAIL

TO INFLATE: Pull on the inflator tab and the 33 gram CO 2 cylinder will activate to fill the floats. Do not remove the CO 2 cylinder from the detonator until you have a replacement cylinder, as doing so will allow the float to deflate if missing. If you hear short hissing from the dump valve this is normal to protect from possible over inflation. FLOTATION LOG INSTRUCTIONS TO USE THE ORAL INFLATOR: Turn the locking ring to allow the end to be depressed. Press the rubber tip against your teeth to open the valve and blow into it. When the desired amount of air is inside the float, (approximately 5 breaths of air to fully inflate) release the inflator and secure the locking ring to prevent accidental deflation. TO DEFLATE: Press black Rubber Tip down and squeeze float until deflated. TO REPLACE C0 2 AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE DEPLOYMENT: • Move the activation detonation arm back into its upright position. • Replace the plastic breakaway pin (available from Med Sled ® ) to secure the detonator arm. • Remove old CO 2 cartridge and replace with a 33 gram C-O2 cartridge. Screw cartridge until firm, snug with fingers. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. • Attach 4 Velcro tabs to make float smaller and tighter to the Med Sled ® . • Your Med Sled ® is ready to roll and store in the backpack. • You can take off Floats and Chest Pad and store in one of the convenient backpack pouches.

HANDLE

CO 2 INFLATOR CARTRIDGE

LOCKING RING RUBBER TIP

ORAL INFLATOR

DETONATOR

PULL TAB

SECURING STRAPS

HANDLE

MSVLRCHSTPD CHEST PAD DETAIL

CHEST PAD INSTRUCTIONS

LOCKING RING RUBBER TIP

TO INFLATE WITH ORAL INFLATOR: Turn the locking ring to allow the end to be depressed. Press the rubber tip against your teeth to open the valve and blow into it. When the desired amount of air is inside the float, release the inflator and secure the locking ring.

ORAL INFLATOR

LOOP FOR CONNECTING TO SLED CROSS STRAP

NOTE: Be sure to rinse all rescue equipment with fresh water after using it in salt water to prepare for repeat usage.

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INSTRUCTIONS

PRE-RIGGING THE MED SLED ® FOR WATER

INSTANT FLOTATION SYSTEM The Med Sled ® Flotation System enables water rescues while keeping the patient’s head above water. Flotation logs and chest pad should be “pre-rigged” to a Med Sled ® VLR sled prior to water deployment whenever possible.

CROSS STRAP

PERIMETER STRAPS

CROSS STRAP

CHEST PAD

CROSS STRAP

STEP 2 Unclip the top two cross straps and pass an end though the chest pad loops. Oral inflation should be facing top.

FOOT LOOP STRAP

FOOT LOOP STRAP

STEP 1

Unroll Med Sled ® and tighten the Foot Loop Strap till sides bend vertical.

STEP 3 Tighten all cross straps until sides of sled are vertical.

ORAL INFLATOR

PERIMETER STRAP

CLOSEUP OF FEMALE END OF LOG BUCKLE WEAVING UNDER SLED CROSS STRAP

STEP 4 Attach the float logs to the Med Sled ® by passing the female buckle ends through the perimeter tether beginning at the top at all three perimeter tether locations.

STEP 5

C0 2 DETONATORTABS

To inflate: Blow two breaths into chest pad oral inflator and pull the CO 2 detonator tab. If partial inflation for float logs is necessary, blow into oral inflator to desired level.

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INSTRUCTIONS

PERFORMING A WATER RESCUE

INSTANT FLOTATION SYSTEM

FIG. 2 With the Med Sled ® under them guide their feet toward the end of the Med Sled ® . You may have to assist their feet passing the cross straps.

FIG. 1

Position your patient in the back floating position with leg pointed toward the top of the Med Sled ® .While supporting their upper back position head of the Med Sled ® under their feet. The two cam buckle straps at the head of the sled should be loose, allowing head of sled to lie flat when loading patient.

FIG. 4 When the patients feet touch the foot pad, make

FIG. 5 Tighten all cross straps and Foot Loop Strap.

FIG. 3 As their shoulders enter the Med Sled ® guide their hands and arms inside the Med Sled ® and under the two top cross straps.

sure float logs are completely inflated.

FIG. 6 Drag the Med Sled ® by holding onto the Delta Ring or the perimeter strap.

FIG. 7 Swimmer can guide the Med Sled ® to the waiting assistance or drag onto beach.

FIG. 8 Support team on surface can pull Med Sled ® to safety.

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©2017ARC Products, LLC. Med Sled is a registered trademark ofARC Products, LLC. U.S. Patent No.(s) 7810820, 8172238, 8333392, 8991835. MSFLOT-RESCUE-IS(5-15-17)

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