Post update 3/1 – another story published today about a teen being driven to a psychiatric hospital loosened his restraints and jumped from a moving ambulance. (Story at EMS1.com)
Periodically I read or hear stories about patients, usually with known mental illness, that undo the cot buckles and jump from the moving ambulance. (news story from 10/2009) The BuckleGarde was created to block patients from undoing the cot buckle. In this short video I describe how the BuckleGarde is applied and released.
The BuckleGarde is a simple device that slides over the end of the buckle before securing. It can be easily released with a vehicle key or trauma shears. Learn more at http://gardesystems.com/.
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