This invention gives emergency personnel who carry patients on stretchers, back boards or gurneys, the ability to do so without risk of back injury.
Inventor David S. Harness of Buffalo, WY, has developed a harness and carrying aid that gives emergency personnel who carry patients on stretchers, back boards, or gurneys, the ability to do so with a significantly reduced risk of back injury.
As the average Americans weight continues to increase, so has the occurrence of back injuries among emergency responders, who are often required to lift overweight patients. As an Ambulance Director, Inventor Harness is familiar with these types of situations. In response, he has created a harness and carrying assist that aids in carrying such patients.
This clever new invention features a non-captive hook that supports the stretcher or gurney when the user of the invention is in an upright position. This transfers weight off of the back and onto the legs, allowing for safer transfer of the patient and reduced injury to the back of personnel. It also ensures that proper lifting procedures are used. As a practical device for all emergency personnel, it is easily attached and removed via buckles. Use of the Support Harness For Emergency Response Personnel prevents back injuries and makes carrying patients safer for response personnel and patients alike.