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Historically, injuries within the EMS industry have generally been classified under the acute model.  The acute model depicts spinal failure due to a single overexertion event. This model is typical of individuals who experience minimal spinal loading on the job.

However, ergonomic studies have proven that medics in the EMS industry experience frequent spinal load due to repetitive motions such as lifting, lowering, carrying, loading and bending. For this reason, injuries in the EMS industry should be classified under the cumulative model, which represents injuries due to frequent exertion and fatigue failure over time.

Stryker EMS is dedicated to understanding the cause of injury in the EMS industry and developing products that reduce spinal load and increase a medic’s margin of safety, in turn reducing the risk of trauma failure. The Power-PRO™ XT is equipped with features that keep a medic’s spinal load low, which in turn extends their fatigue limit, thus reducing the risk of injury.

Take a look at the calculator to see just how much weight Power-PRO can save your crew members from lifting per shift. Less cumulative weight moved means less injuries and fewer man hours lost, translating into reduced overtime and true cost savings.

Enter the typical number of patient transports per ambulance per shift, then click to calculate how much weight Power-PRO can save your crew members from lifting.

LBS Per Crewmember (Each Call) Manual Stretcher Power Stretcher
Unload Stretcher 40 62
Transfer Patient 100 100
Lift Stretcher 140 0
Load Stretcher (Solo v. Duo) 140 81
Unload Stretcher (Solo v. Duo) 140 81
Lower Stretcher 140 0
Transfer Patient 100 100
Reload Stretcher 40 62
Sum of LBS/Call/Crewmember 840 486


Note: Numbers based on 81 pound manual stretcher and 120 pound power stretcher.
*McGill University Study 

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