According to statistics from ‘Statista’, in 2018 there were around 273.6 million cars on the roads in the U.S. It’s no surprise then that there are 17250 accidents that occur on the roads every day. Some are low-impact bumps, but others are more serious, requiring the Fire and Rescue Service to free those trapped inside. In fact, The Department for Transport reported 33,654 road deaths in 2018..
When there has been a serious collision, extricating injured and trapped people can be extremely difficult. Often, vehicles need to be stabilized before teams can even start to think about getting someone out safely, and of course, the safety of both the injured person, and the crew rescuing them is paramount. It goes without saying that training can help teams to construct effective plans for a variety of difficult scenarios and at Ruth Lee we have a range of manikins which will provide different extrication challenges for your team.
DUTY PLUS MANIKIN
If you need a versatile, durable manikin, which will sit upright in a vehicle, can be fitted with a neck brace and will 'act' as a conscious casualty, the NEW Duty Plus manikin is the ideal choice. This manikin is constructed with a plastic spine to help prevent ‘head flopping’, closed cell foam in the back and polyethylene strips which run to the waist/hip area allowing flexibility and a more ‘upright’ position - perfect for sitting in vehicles. Anatomically correct weight distribution to give the ‘feel’ of a conscious casualty, perfect for encouraging correct patient care.
WATER-FILLABLE BARIATRIC SUIT
What would you do if you were called out to an obese casualty, trapped inside the cab of a Semi? Our new Water-fillable Bariatric suit lets you turn a Ruth Lee Duty manikin into a bariatric. The beauty of this product is that you can position the manikin in place before adding the weight, letting your trainer create more challenging extrication scenarios.
You attend a serious MVA and the driver has been impaled by an object which has penetrated his window-screen. You can now train your team to prepare for this scenario using the Ruth Lee Multi-Trauma Manikin! With a chest cavity to let you impale the manikin, and detachable limbs to simulate a full or partial loss of limb, this versatile manikin will let you create a very challenging rescue scenario.
AIRWAY MANAGEMENT MANIKIN
Airway Management Skills are often practiced in a warm classroom - how would your team react completing these skills in a real emergency - Such as underneath an over-turned vehicle? Our Full-Bodied Airway Management Manikin is tough and can be trapped by the arms or legs, allowing you to prepare life-saving strategies for this scenario.