The HoverJack Evacuation II device was specifically developed to meet the demands of EMS professionals. The HoverJack Evacuation II can lift and transport bariatric patients, as well as assist in extractions from the home environment, including down stairs. Four air chambers inflate to lift the patient from the floor in a seated or supine position, maintaining patient dignity and minimising risk of injury to the crew by creating a no-lift environment.
The specially designed safety straps and foot-end pouch hold the patient securely while being transported down stairs, and the replaceable Teflon coated bottom allows the device to be used across most surfaces. A weight capacity of 544kg for vertical lifting and 318kg for stairwell evacuations accommodates most patients.
When used in conjunction with the HoverMatt Air Transfer System, a seamless solution is presented for lateral transfer from bed or floor to the HoverJack Evacuation II, and on to the ambulance stretcher in preparation for transport. When inflated, a cushion of air beneath the HoverMatt reduces the force needed to move the patient by 80-90%, while also reducing patient skin shear and bruising.
- Air chambers inflate to lift the bariatric patient from the floor in a supine or seated position, creating a no-lift environment for the crew
- Tapered head-end, adjustable inflation chambers, and steering straps improve manoeuvrability around corners and down most stairwells
- Quick-release valves expedite deflation to lower patient when needed
- Adjustable air chambers accommodate any doorway
- Weight capacity of 318kg for stairwell evacuations or 545kg for vertical lifts accommodates most patients
To be used with:
HoverTech Air Supply 2300
Offers six airflow options in one convenient piece of equipment.
|HoverJack Evacuation II|
|Top: Nylon Oxford
Bottom: Teflon impregnated polyester
Straps: Cordura fabric
(32") 81cm W x 183cm L
Can the HoverJack be over-inflated and cause it to burst?
No, not if you are using a HoverTech International Air Supply. The HoverJack has been tested under conditions that would “over-inflate” using this air supply.
If you open the red-capped valves, does the HoverJack deflate very quickly, causing it to be unstable and the patient to fall?
Yes, it will deflate very quickly if you open the red-capped valves all at one time. However, opening the red-capped valves one at a time, beginning at the top, permits the HoverJack to deflate rather slowly, but steadily. The HoverJack remains stable when deflated properly.
If we want the HoverJack to lift the patient a moderate amount, do all of the chambers have to be inflated for it to be stable?
No. The HoverJack is made to be stable regardless of how many chambers are inflated. However, the chambers MUST be inflated consecutively from the floor up. For example, if you only want to inflate 3 chambers, you must inflate chambers 1, 2 & 3.
Will the HoverJack lift a very heavy patient?
Yes. The HoverJack has a weight limit of 544kg. When lifting a heavy patient, extra caution must be taken to centre him or her properly on the HoverJack.