Enhancing EMS operations: The iNX Integrated Patient Transport & Loading System

iNX Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System No-lift Design
EMS professionals can effortlessly lift, lower, load, and unload with the iNX Integrated Patient Transport & Loading System, reducing back strain. Images courtesy FERNO

Everyday operations in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) often require EMS professionals to perform physically demanding tasks such as transferring patients and loading or unloading cots from ambulances. These activities place considerable strain on their backs, which can lead to injuries over time. The iNX Integrated Patient Transport & Loading System is designed to mitigate these risks by eliminating the need for manual lifting, thereby enhancing the safety and efficiency of both patients and EMS personnel.

Powerful and stable patient handling

The iNX system features dual, powered actuators that maximize tip-stability and are capable of lifting patient loads of up to 700 pounds. This robust capacity ensures that even the heaviest patients can be handled with ease. Additionally, the automatic high-speed extend and retract function significantly reduces the time required to load and unload patients, making the process more efficient.

One of the standout features of the iNX system is its chair position, which is particularly beneficial for transferring seated patients and those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The innovative X-Frame design allows for easy positioning with just the push of a button, further simplifying patient handling.

Patient comfort and security

Patient comfort and security are paramount in the design of the iNX system. The patient surface remains level at all heights, which is crucial for procedural care. The pneumatic-assisted backrest provides additional comfort, while adjustable armrests facilitate IV starts and secure combative patients. In emergency situations, the shock position feature raises the patient’s feet, aiding in the treatment of shock.

iNX Independent Leg X-Frame Design
Independant Leg X-Frame Design allows you to navigate obstacles with your thumb and not your back.

The iNX system also includes a universal accessory rail, which enables various accessories to be attached in any position, enhancing the system’s versatility.

Maneuverability in tight spaces

The iNX system is designed to perform efficiently in tight spaces. The telescoping load frame maximizes maneuverability, and the 360° locking swivel wheels allow for movement in any direction at any bed height. Additionally, the telescoping foot-end handles increase patient foot clearance, making it easier to navigate through confined areas.

Simple, safe, and secure operation

The iNX system features a simple one-touch operation, allowing EMS professionals to stay focused on patient care. The programmable load height adjusts to match the ambulance floor height, ensuring a smooth transfer. The Integrated Charging System (ICS®) eliminates the need for battery management, while the LCD display provides system status and operational cues through a battery charge indicator.

iNX Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System Lighting
The Integrated Lighting System, featuring both continuous and flashing modes, ensures visibility for both you and others in dark and hazardous conditions.

To enhance safety, the iNX system includes continuous and flashing lights, allowing visibility in dark and hazardous conditions. The in-fastener shut-off feature prevents accidental operation in the ambulance. Furthermore, the memory-free battery and manual back-up system ensure that the iNX is always ready for use.

Compliance with international standards

FERNO states that the iNX system is designed to meet various international test standards, ensuring safety for both EMS professionals and patients. These standards include:

  • BS EN-1789
  • AS/NZS-4535
  • IP56
  • SAE J3027
  • KKK-A-1822
  • IEC 60601-1
  • NFPA-1917
  • CAAS GVS v1.0

Technical specifications

  • Weight: 203 lb
  • Load Limit: 700 lb
  • Width: 24 in
  • Height: 49 in
  • Length: 81 in
iNX Dual Powered Actuators
Dual, powered actuators maximize tip stability and lift patient loads up to 700 lb.

Available accessories

The iNX system offers a range of accessories, including:

  • Three-Stage IV Pole
  • PacRac+ Instrument Platform
  • Directional Wheel Locks
  • SX Surface Xtender
  • Load Frame Side Handles (iNX)
  • Load Frame Front Handles (iNX)
  • Equipment Mount (iNX backrest)
  • Storage Net Telescoping Frame
  • Sto-Net Storage Net
  • Mattress (iNX)
  • Model 430 Restraint Straps
  • Restraints Shoulder/Waist (iNX)
  • Oxygen Holder Head-End
  • Transfer Board
  • Pedi Mate + Pediatric Restraint System
  • NeoMate Pediatric Restraint System
  • KangooFix Neonatal Restraint System
  • Patient Shield
  • Equipment Pole System (iNX)
  • LBS Jr. Bariatric Board

Pricing

The iNX Integrated Patient Transport & Loading System starts at approximately $52,525. This investment can significantly enhance the efficiency and safety of EMS operations, ultimately benefiting both EMS professionals and patients.

Source: FERNO