Talk:Stretcher

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Stair Chair[edit]

Stairchairs aren't exactly the same as wheelchairs. Stairchairs (at least the ones I've used) have treads on the back of them which let you lower patients down stairs without putting much weight on the EMTs' backs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Filladdar (talkcontribs) 03:23, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Is that a bit basic?

Scoop ?[edit]

A question from a franch guy: is "scoop" the term used for "grab and put on the stretcher" ? Is there any existing article about this, or should one create something like Scoop (first aid)? (This to be linked to fr:premiers secours : relevage)

Cdang 07:55, 19 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Moved from User talk:Cdang by Cdang 07:14, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)

As for "scoop" (from Talk:Stretcher), it's a bit out of my field, but certainly there are "scoop stretchers" (the kind that you can slip under the patient without moving him - you can see examples and maybe get translation ideas at this catalog), but I think it is sort of slang for the process of "grab and put on the stretcher": for relevage I would simply say lifting. ("Lifting" for going from the ground to the stretcher, "moving" for moving the stretcher to the ambulance, "transporting" for getting to the hospital). But docs currently working in Emergency Rooms may be able to be of more help on this: you could ask at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Clinical medicine. -- Nunh-huh 20:18, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Two quick points. 1) I've made a major revision to the Stretcher article. The original was rated a Start grade article. Since this was flagged as a high importance article by WP:EMS, I made some large rewrites in an attempt to improve the quality of this article. As such, I've incorporated several sections from other relevant Wikipedia articles. I feel that I've already included a large part of the information contained in the Gurney article. Also 2) I think that Gurney is another common synonym for stretcher. Having two articles defining the same concept (indeed, sharing the same photo to illustrate this) is redundant and should be fixed with a Merge followed by a redirect. Thoughts? WarwulfX (talk) 04:05, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Gurney is a widely accepted synonym for a wheeled stretcher. In this light, and the absence of objections, I have merged these two articles. LT90001 (talk) 07:48, 27 August 2013 (UTC)