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MR Conditional
Patient Transfer Stretcher Manual
DIACOR 2550 DECKER LAKE BLVD., SUITE 26,SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84119
800 342-2679 / 801 467-0050 / FAX: 801 487-3258
www.diacorinc.com
sales@diacorinc.com
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This manual contains the latest information at the time of
publication. Diacor, Inc. reserves the right to revise this
manual without notice.
INTENDED USE
The Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher is intended to be
used in tandem with the Zephyr Patient Transfer Sled to easily and safely move patients between the stretcher and imaging tabletop or treatment couch and to transfer patients from
room to room.
The Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher is intended for use
only by physicians qualified in diagnostic imaging or radiation oncology and experienced in gynecologic or prostate
cancer planning or treatment, or by therapists at the specific
direction of such qualified physicians.
Diacor, Inc. has appointed M. Devices Group as our EU Authorized Representative. Contact Information: M. Devices
Group, Marlborough House, Riding Street, Southport, PR8
1EW, United Kingdom,
Tel: +44 1704 544 944, Fax: +44 1704 544 050
Zephyr is a trademark of Diacor, Inc.
Diacor is a registered trademark of Diacor, Inc.
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SANI-CLOTH® is a registered trademark of Professional
Disposables International
©2012 Diacor, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.
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Figure 1.1 Diacor Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
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GENERAL
2.2FEATURES
2.2.1 Stretcher Top and Extensions
2.2.2 Stretcher Top Bridge Extension
2.2.3 Stretcher Top End Stops
2.2.4 Air Blower Transfer Cage
2.2.5 Stretcher Hand Rails
2.2.6 Wheel Locks
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UNPACKING, INSTALLATION, USE
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3.1 GENERAL
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3.2
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UNPACKING AND INSPECTION
3.3INSTALLATION
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3.4USE
3.4.1 Set the Stretcher Height
3.4.2 Use with Sled and Patient
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SERVICING11
4.1GENERAL
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4.2CLEANING
4.2.1 Cleaning Method
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4.3
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
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4.4
HANDLING AND STORAGE
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WARRANTY13
5.1GENERAL
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5.2
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS
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5.3
WARRANTY PERFORMANCE
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
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6.1SPECIFICATIONS
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INTRODUCTION
The Diacor Zephyr™ MR Patient Transfer Stretcher with accessories provides the capability to
easily move a patient on the Zephyr Patient Transfer Sled to or from a flat surface or flat table top
(FTT). The stretcher also provides the means to move a patient from one location to another.
The Patient Transfer Stretcher consists of a flat aluminum top that is mounted to a conventional
patient stretcher. This flat aluminum surface has a hinged extension along each side that folds
up to create a bridge between the stretcher and a flat surface such as a MR FTT. The MR Patient
Transfer Stretcher is part of a patient transfer system that includes a Patient Transfer Sled.
The Diacor Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher was tested for compatibility with a 3 Tesla Siemens Magnetom TRIO.
Items were checked to see if they could be used near the bore of the MR Magnet. If there was
no magnetic pull, they would then be determined to be acceptable for use with a 3T System.
The Diacor Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher is MR Conditional for 3T.
Please note that throughout the manual, references are made about how the Diacor Zephyr MR
Patient Transfer Stretcher is used with a MR FTT (Flat Table Top). The Zephyr MR Patient Transfer
Stretcher can be used with any imaging or treatment FTT.
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
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GENERAL
This section contains a brief description of the features and physical characteristics of the Diacor
Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher.
2.2FEATURES
Figure 2.1 shows the Zephyr Transfer Stretcher with pointers to the various features of the device.
2.2.1 Stretcher Top and Extensions
Along the two long sides of the flat aluminum top are hinged extensions that serve as bridges
between the stretcher top and the FTT (flat table top) to or from which a patient on the sled is
transferred. When not in use, the hinged extensions should be locked in a vertical position.
2.2.2 Stretcher Top Bridge Extension
To raise the bridge extensions lift the extension to a horizontal position and pull the support
bar out from underneath the extension.
2.2.3 Stretcher Top End Stops
The pull up handles at each end of the stretcher serve as stops to prevent the Zephyr Transfer
Sled from being pushed off either end of the stretcher top.
2.2.4 Air Blower Transfer Cage
A cage (not shown) can be carried on the bottom of the stretcher and is designed to hold the
air blower used on the Zephyr Transfer Sled. This allows the air blower to be carried with the
stretcher when it is moved from room to room.
WARNING
The cage and blower are not MR safe and must never be brought into the MR
suite!
2.2.5 Stretcher Hand Rails
Hand rails are provided on both sides of the stretcher. These rails can be released and moved
under the stretcher table top during transfer of a patient to or from the stretcher. Whenever
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the patient is left on the stretcher or moved, the hand rails should be lifted and locked in place.
2.2.6 Wheel Locks
The stretcher provides locks on each of the stretcher wheels that can be set and released from
both ends of the stretcher. It is critical that the stretcher wheel locks are set whenever the
stretcher is stopped and a patient is being moved to or from the stretcher.
WARNING
To prevent possible injury to the patient, the stretcher wheel locks must be set
before turning the air blower on and whenever a patient is being moved to or
from the stretcher.
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Side rails
Bridge Extensions
Locking Casters
Handles
Figure 2.1 Zephyr MR Stretcher Features
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UNPACKING, INSTALLATION, USE
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GENERAL
The Diacor Zephyr MR Transfer Stretcher is designed to be ready for use following removal from
its packing container and removal of packing protection restraints.
3.2
UNPACKING AND INSPECTION
When the Zephyr MR Transfer Stretcher arrives, inspect all shipping containers for evidence of
physical damage. If there are any dents, scratches or other evidence of physical damage to the
boxes, note the damage on the shipper’s copy of the bill of lading and file a claim against the
shipper.
In the case of shortages or malfunctions, notify Diacor immediately to arrange for replacement
or repair. Refer to sections 5.3 for the discussion of replacement or repair of products under
warranty. Save all packing containers and materials for the Zephyr MR Transfer Stretcher in the
event it needs to be returned to Diacor for replacement or repair.
3.3INSTALLATION
The Zephyr MR Transfer Stretcher requires minimal inspection before it is ready to use. The two
top extensions should rotate freely on their hinges between the down and horizontal positions.
The two stretcher side rails should lift and lock in place. The stretcher brakes should release and
lock the wheels.
3.4USE
The stretcher is ready to be used upon removal from the shipping container. However, there are
two functions that must be accomplished.
First, adjustments to establish the fixed or resting height of the stretcher must be made to match
a determined height of the MR FTT. These adjustments must be made before the stretcher is
used to transfer a patient on a sled to another flat surface such as the MR FTT.
Second, the stretcher should be cleaned by the standard requirements of the user of any product that may come in contact with a patient.
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3.4.1 Set the Stretcher Height
The stretcher is designed for a fixed height. However, a small adjustment in the wheel height
may be needed to ensure that when the extension is in the horizontal position it will be flush
with the FTT from end to end. Both the head and foot end of the stretcher may be separately adjusted to match the MR FTT height, but usually only one end of the stretcher needs adjustment.
To set the stretcher height, move the stretcher next to the MR FTT with the stretcher extension
in the horizontal position. Adjust the height of the MR FTT to the height of the extension. At this
time one end of the extension may be higher than the other. If this is the case, the lowest end
requires a wheel height adjustment. (Figure 3.1 shows the height adjustments on the wheels.)
To do this, first remove the two phillips screws holding the end cover, and remove the cover.
Next, loosen the set screws on each of the two wheels on the lowest end of the stretcher. With a
15/16 wrench, turn the bolt clockwise to raise the height of the stretcher. When both ends of the
stretcher extension are flush with the surface of the FTT then tighten the set screws. At another
time, if the stretcher is used against the opposite side of the MR FTT or the opposite extension
is used, it may be necessary to readjust the height.
3.4.2 Use with Sled and Patient
The following steps are suggested to utilize the Zephyr MR Transfer Stretcher with the Zephyr
Patient Transfer Sled. These steps assume that the stretcher wheel heights have been set to
match the MR FTT. Refer to the User Manual for the Zephyr Patient Transfer Sled for details on
its use and operation.
Adjust the Stretcher to Allow a Patient to Sit On or Exit the Sled
1. Position the sled to the edge of the stretcher.
2. Lock the wheels.
3. With a foot stool, assist the patient onto the sled.
4. Assist the patient as they sit on the sled. Adjust patient’s position on the sled and in
the stirrups to physician’s standards.
Adjust the Stretcher to Move the Stretcher and Patient to the MR Room
1. Unlock the stretcher wheels.
2. Raise and lock the stretcher side rails in the up position.
3. Move the stretcher with sled and patient to the MR room entrance.
4. Remove the cage and blower from the stretcher before entering the MR Suite. The
cage and blower are not MR safe and must never be brought into the MR suite!
Adjust the Stretcher to Allow Sled and Patient Transfer to MR FTT
1. Drop the side rail and raise the stretcher extension next to the MR table.
2. Adjust the elevation of the MR FTT to be flush with the stretcher bridge extensions.
3. Move the stretcher close to the MR FTT so that there is no gap between the FTT and
the stretcher extension.
4. Lock the wheels of the stretcher.
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Figure 3.1 View of MR Zephyr Height Adjustments
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WARNING
To prevent inadvertent movement of the sled and to ensure patient’s
safety, two people must always assist in moving the patient whenever
the sled is supported by the air pads.
Alignment guides are designed to help the sled remain on the MR FTT.
Transfer the Sled and Patient to the MR FTT
1. Connect the Air Blower to the sled and to electrical power.
2. Turn the blower on and with two therapists, slide the sled on the stretcher to the MR
FTT until the sled is fully supported by the FTT. Then turn the air blower off.
WARNING
The patient and users must keep their fingers above the sled to prevent pinching when the Air Blower is turned off and the sled settles to its supporting surface.
Transfer the Sled and Patient on the MR FTT
1. Place the sled guides in the down position.
2. Turn on the Air Blower to move the sled and patient to other positions on the FTT.
Use two people to move the sled. Turn off the Air Blower when the desired position is
reached.
Reverse these steps as the sled and patient are moved from the MR FTT to the stretcher and the
patient is assisted from the sled.
WARNING
Before sliding the sled from the MR FTT to the stretcher, the four alignment guides must be in the up position. Failure to do so may cause
damage to the FTT and may make movement of the sled difficult.
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SERVICING
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4.1GENERAL
The Diacor Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher requires careful handling and cleaning following each use but generally requires minimal service.
4.2CLEANING
The Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher and accessories experience noncritical patient contact. It is important to thoroughly clean these parts following each use.
4.2.1 CLEANING METHOD
After each use, wipe the surfaces of the stretcher and the support accessories with wipes containing a mild cleaning and disinfecting solution of 14% alcohol and active quaternary ammonium chlorides or a similar disinfecting solution. (One such solution is offered by Professional
Disposables International with a trade name of SANI-CLOTH® PLUS). After the cleaning process
is complete, let the cleaned surfaces air dry. Do not use water as either a cleaning or rinsing
agent. Never use aerosol cleaning sprays, cleaning agents, solvents or abrasive detergents.
4.3
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic checks of the Zephyr Patient Transfer Stretcher should be done to ensure the wheels
have not loosened in the legs. Check to ensure the wheels lock. Repair and replace as necessary.
4.4
HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handle the stretcher carefully to prevent damage. Store in a safe place when not used.
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WARRANTY
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5.1GENERAL
The Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher and all the associated parts for this system are warranted by Diacor for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment.
The Diacor warranty coverage is limited to defective materials or workmanship. The warranty is
void if the Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher has been damaged by accident, unreasonable
or improper use, neglect, or other causes not arising out of defects in material or workmanship.
5.2
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS
The express warranty provided herein is in lieu of any and all implied warranties arising out of
the sale of the Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher, including but not limited to the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Diacor shall not be liable for
loss of use of the Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher or other incidental or consequential costs,
expenses, or damages incurred by the customer or other user.
5.3
WARRANTY PERFORMANCE
During the stated warranty period, the Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher will be repaired or
replaced, at the option of Diacor, Inc., with a new or reconditioned Zephyr MR Patient Transfer
Stretcher when the unit is returned shipping prepaid to Diacor, Inc., 2550 Decker Lake Blvd.,
Suite 26, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119. Please contact Diacor, 800-342-2679 or 801-467-0050, for a
Return Material Authorization (RMA) prior to sending the defective unit to us. The replacement
of a Zephyr MR Patient Transfer Stretcher will not extend the expressed warranty stated herein
beyond the original warranty period.
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6.1SPECIFICATIONS
Weight
250 lb.
113.4 kg.
83.25 in.
211.5 cm.
80 in.
203.2 cm.
24.9 in.
63.2 cm.
Length
(with handles up)
Length
(with handles down)
Width
(with side rails down and extensions
down)
Width
(with side rails up)
Side Rail Length
35 in.
88.9 cm.
48 in.
121.9 cm.
24 in. x 66 in.
61 cm. x 167.6 cm.
5 in.diameter
12.7 cm. diameter
600 lb.
272 kg.
Wheel Base
Caster Size
Maximum Working Load
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