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1. (WO2018203038) PATIENT HANDLING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/203038    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/051100
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61G 7/10
A61G 7/053
A61G 7/057
A61G 13/12
Applicants: DAVID E.T. GARMAN CONCEPTS LIMITED
Inventors: OWENS, Austin William
GARMAN, David Edmund Talbot
Title: PATIENT HANDLING APPARATUS AND METHOD
Abstract:
A patient handling apparatus includes an inflatable patient cradle (10") for holding and supporting a patient in a sitting position when inflated and an air compressor (90) connectable to the cradle to inflate the cradle. The air compressor (90) has a control system for regulating the pressure of inflation of the cradle (10") in use and is operative in a high pressure mode to bring the cradle to a first pre-defined inflation pressure for use in transferring a patient and operable in a reduced pressure mode to bring at least part of the cradle to a second pre-defined inflation pressure lower than the first pre-defined inflation pressure. In the lower pressure mode, the cradle (10") is more comfortable to sit on for prolonged periods whilst still providing adequate support to hold a patient upright.