The original and still the best solution for confined space, high angle or technical rescue, and traditional land based applications, the Sked stretcher is a revolutionary design which provides outstanding patient protection and security.
Skedco now has the Austrian made Skedco/Cobra side release buckles that are dependable and strong enough to meet the needs of securing a patient into a Sked stretcher without the danger of breakage. These buckles are rated at 3,000 pounds. They are durable and easy to use. When they are under tension they are very hard to release thus accidental release under tension is not an issue. With these buckles, you will no longer have to weave the webbing through the original steel buckles when packaging a patient. Patient packaging is often done in about half of the time as when using the original steel buckles.
The Sked comes equipped for horizontal hoisting by helicopter or vertical hoisting in caves or industrial confined spaces. When the patient is packaged the stretcher becomes rigid. The durable plastic provides protection for the patient while allowing extrication through the most demanding confined spaces.
The SK-200 Sked Basic Rescue System comes with:
The stretcher is rolled for storage in a tough Cordura backpack which is included with the system. The Sked storage bag is 36 inches (91 cm) long by 9 inches (23 cm) in diameter and ships at 18 lbs, complete for most applications.
Available in International Orange or Olive Drab Green.
NSN Number (SK-200C-OR):
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The NEST litter is perfect for confined spaces as it allows the victim to be transported horizontally, vertically or at an angle, to adapt to irregular or narrow terrain.
This litter has a complete body harness integrated in it to package the victim securely and the straps are colour-coded to avoid any installation error. Self-locking DoubleBack buckles for quick and easy strap adjustment.
The smooth, rigid plastic bottom ensures good sliding and the rigid "stays" can be removed to reduce bulk. Foam padding provides comfort for the victim's back and can be cleaned easily after use.
With the STEF inclination device (optional accessory) the litter can be easily tilted according to the terrain.