Ferno 28 Fernoflex Roll-In Chair Cot User Manual

FERNO
®
When It’s Critical
®
Users’ Manual
Model 28 Ferno-Flex™ Roll-In Chair Cot
September 2009 GLO
Pub. No. 234-3288-02
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Model 28 Ferno-Flex™
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and care of this product. The instructions are not all-inclusive. Safe
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user. Safety information is included as a service to the user. All
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Page
Ferno Customer Relations ______________________ 2
Ferno Technical Support _______________________ 2
1 - Safety Information___________________________ 4
1.1 Warning ________________________________ 4
1.2 Important _______________________________ 4
1.3 Bloodborne Disease Notice_________________ 4
1.4 Cot and Fastener Compatibility _____________ 4
1.5 Symbol Glossary _________________________ 4
1.6 Safety and Instruction Label ________________ 5
2 - Operator Skills and Training __________________ 5
2.1 Skills __________________________________ 5
2.2 Training ________________________________ 5
2.3 Height and Strength Considerations __________ 5
3 - About the Cot _______________________________ 6
3.1 Description _____________________________ 6
3.2 Ambulance Requirements __________________ 6
3.3 GeneralSpecifications ____________________ 6
3.4 Components ____________________________ 7
4 - Using the Features ___________________________ 8
4.1 Backrest________________________________ 8
4.2 Cot/Chair Conversion and
Adjusting the Chair Position ________________ 8
4.3 Swing-Down Sidearms ____________________ 9
4.4 Undercarriage Safety Lock _________________ 9
4.5 Leg-Lock Clip ___________________________ 9
4.6 Patient Restraints _______________________ 10
4.7 Cot Mattress ___________________________ 10
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5 - Using The Cot______________________________ 11
5.1 Before Placing the Cot in Service ___________ 11
5.2 General Guidelines for Use ________________ 11
5.3 One Operator, Empty Cot _________________ 12
5.4 Folding the Cot With a Patient On It ________ 12
5.5 Unfolding the Cot With a Patient On It ______ 13
5.6 Rolling the Cot or Chair __________________ 13
5.7 Loading the Cot_________________________ 14
5.8 Unloading the Cot _______________________ 14
5.9 Using Additional Help ___________________ 15
6 - Maintenance _______________________________ 16
6.1 Maintenance Schedule ___________________ 16
6.2 Disinfecting and Cleaning the Restraints _____ 16
6.3 Disinfecting and Cleaning the Mattress ______ 16
6.4 Disinfecting the Cot _____________________ 16
6.5 Cleaning the Cot ________________________ 16
6.6 Waxing the Cot _________________________ 17
6.7 Inspecting the Cot _______________________ 17
6.8 Lubricating the Cot ______________________ 17
7 - Parts and Service ___________________________ 18
7.1 U.S.A. and Canada ______________________ 18
7.2 Worldwide _____________________________ 18
7.3 Parts List ______________________________ 18
8 - Accessories and Related Products _____________ 18
Training Record ______________________________ 19
Maintenance Record ___________________________ 19
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Safety Information
Model 28 Ferno-Flex™
1 - SAFETY INFORMATION
1.1 Warning
1.4 Cot and Fastener Compatibility
Warning notices indicate a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in injury or death.
Combining different manufacturers’ products into a “mixedcomponent” cot/cot fastener system can increase the user’s
risk of injury and damage.
WARNING
Untrained operators can cause injury or be injured. Permit
only trained personnel to operate the cot.
Improper use of the cot can cause injury. Use the cot only
for the purpose described in this manual.
Improper operation can cause injury. Operate the cot only
as described in this manual.
An unattended patient can be injured. Stay with the
patient at all times.
Ferno-Washington, Inc. strongly recommends that only
Ferno-manufactured cots be used in Ferno-manufactured cot
fasteners, and that only Ferno-manufactured cot fasteners be
used for securing Ferno-manufactured cots in ambulances.
ANY COMBINATION OF A FERNO COT OR COT
FASTENER WITH A NON-FERNO COT OR COT
FASTENER IS MISUSE OF THE FERNO PRODUCT.
Responsibility for the outcome of known, intentional misuse
rests squarely on the misuser.
An unrestrained patient can fall off the cot and be injured.
Use restraints to secure the patient on the cot.
Helpers can cause injury or be injured. Maintain control
of the cot, operate the controls, and direct all helpers.
1.5 Symbol Glossary
Improper maintenance can cause injury. Maintain the cot
only as described in this manual.
The symbols defined below are used on the cot and in
this users’ manual. Ferno uses symbols recognized by the
International Standards Organization (ISO), American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the emergency
medical services industry.
Improper parts and service can cause injury. Use only
Ferno parts and Ferno-approved service on the cot.
Modifying the cot can cause injury and damage. Use the
cot only as designed by Ferno.
650 lb
295 kg
1.2 Important
General Warning of
Potential Injury
Load Limit
Important notices emphasize important usage or maintenance
information.
Important
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Read the Users’
Manual
Cot Operation Requires
Two Trained Operators
1.3 Bloodborne Disease Notice
To reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne diseases
such as HIV-1 and hepatitis when using the cot, follow the
disinfecting and cleaning instructions in this manual.
Do Not
Lubricate
Lubricate
Unlocked
Locked
Product meets European
Union Standards
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Operator Skills and Training
1.6 Safety and Instruction Label
Safety and instruction labels place important information from the users’ manual on the cot. Read and follow label instructions.
Replace worn or damaged labels immediately. New labels are available from EMSAR (page 18) or from your distributor. The
labelbelowisaffixedtothecotmainframeatthefootend.
2 - OPERATOR SKILLS AND TRAINING
2.1 Skills
2.2 Training
Operators using the cot need:
Operator trainees need to:
●
a working knowledge of emergency patient-handling
procedures.
●
the ability to assist the patient.
●
read and understand this manual.
●
be trained on the use of the cot.
●
practice with the cot before using it with a patient.
●
record their training information. A sample training
record sheet is provided on page 19.
WARNING
Untrained operators can cause injury or be injured.
Permit only trained personnel to operate the cot.
2.3 Height and Strength Considerations
When unloading the cot, the foot-end operator must lift
and hold the weight of the cot, patient and equipment high
enough for the wheels to remain off the ground until the
undercarriage legs completely unfold and lock into place.
Be aware that if the ambulance is parked on an uneven
surface, the foot-end operator (and any helpers) may need
to lift the cot higher than normal to allow the legs to unfold
completely and lock.
Supporting this weight requires greater strength from short
operators than from tall operators because short operators
must raise their arms higher in relation to their shoulders.
Note: Use additional help as needed to lift the weight of
the cot, patient and equipment (see Using Additional Help,
page 15).
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About the Cot
Model 28 Ferno-Flex™
3 - ABOUT THE COT
3.1 Description
The Model 28 Ferno-Flex™ Roll-In Chair Cot (called the
cot in this manual) is an emergency patient-handling device
designed to transport a patient in a ground-based ambulance.
Thecotconvertstoafour-positionchairforuseinconfined
spaces and/or for patient comfort.
The cot is for professional use by a minimum of two trained
operators. Additional help is needed when folding the cot
with a patient on it. The cot is designed for roll-in loading
to help reduce the risk of back injury to medical service
personnel.
The cot is designed for use only with a Ferno® Model 173
Cot Fastening System (not included).
COT FEATURES
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Eight-position backrest
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Swing-down sidearms
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5" (13 cm) swivel transport wheels at foot end
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Undercarriage safety lock
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Leg Lock
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Set of restraints
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Attachable Mattress
WARNING
Improper use of the cot can cause injury. Use the cot
only for the purpose described in this manual.
3.3 General Specifications
CONFIGURED AS A CHAIR
Height
Maximum
Overall Width
Depth
55 in (140 cm)
23 in (58 cm)
45 in (114 cm)
CONFIGURED AS A COT
Height
Bed Position Minimum (folded)
Bed Position Maximum
Loading Height
Overall Width
Length Folded
Length Unfolded
1
8 in (20 cm)
32 in (81 cm)
26 in (65 cm)
23 in (58 cm)
78 in (198 cm)
75 in (191 cm)
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Weight
Load Limit
3
Strength to Weight Ratio (SWR)
2
67 lb (30 kg)
650 lb (295 kg)
9.7
General specifications are rounded to the nearest whole number.
Metric conversions are calculated before rounding the Imperial
measurements. For more information, contact Ferno Customer
Relations (page 2) or your Ferno distributor.
3.2 Ambulance Requirements
●
The ambulance bumper extension must not exceed 16
in. (41 cm).
●
Thepatientcompartmentmusthavealevelfloorlarge
enough for the folded cot.
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A Ferno® Model 173 Cot Fastener is required (not
included).
Fernoreservestherighttochangespecificationswithoutnotice.
Cot Height measurements are as follows: Loading Height is the
distance from the ground to the bottom of the loading wheel. Bed
Position is the distance from the ground to the patient surface at
the center of the cot.
1
Weight is without mattress, restraints.
2
Strength to Weight Ratio is the load limit of the cot divided by the
cot’s weight.
3
Load Limit
650 lb
295 kg
Load Limit
6
Inspect the cot if the load limit has
been exceeded (See Inspecting the
Cot, page 17).
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Model 28 Ferno-Flex™
3.4 Components
HEAD END
Harness Restraint
Backrest
Sidearm (2)
Loading Wheel
Crosstube
Restraints (2)
Mattress
Loading
Wheel (2)
Chair-Adjustment
Handle
Undercarriage
Safety Lock
(not visible)
FOOT END
Undercarriage
Control Handle
Undercarriage
Swivel
Wheel (2)
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4 - USING THE FEATURES
4.1 Backrest
Backrest
Adjustment
Lever
The eight-position backrest allows the operator to elevate
the patient’s torso for patient comfort or medical necessity.
1.
Unfasten or loosen the torso restraint before adjusting
the backrest.
2.
Support the backrest frame with one hand and squeeze
the adjustment lever with the other hand (Figure 1),
then move the backrest to its new position and release
the adjustment lever. Continue to support the backrest
frame until it locks into the new position.
3.
Fasten and adjust the torso restraint.
Important
Operators should expect, and be prepared to control,
the normal downward movement of the backrest that
occurs when the control lever is squeezed.
4.2 Cot/Chair Conversion and
Adjusting the Chair Position
The cot converts to a chair with four positions that range
from nearly supine to upright. To convert the cot to a chair,
or to change the chair position:
1.
Loosen or unfasten the torso restraint.
2.
Lower the backrest to the lowest position.
3.
Grasp the loading wheel crosstube with one hand and
press down on the chair adjustment handle with the
other hand (Figure 2).
4.
Change the cot or chair position by pulling up or
pushing down on the loading wheel crosstube.
5.
When the chair is near the desired position, release the
chair adjustment handle and move the loading-wheel
crosstube up or down a little until the chair adjustment
handle locks into place.
Figure 1 - Adjusting the Backrest
Important
The chair position is adjusted independently of the
backrest. Before adjusting the chair position, lower the
backrest to the flat position in order to prevent leaning
the patient's upper body too far forward and causing
discomfort.
This Hand On
Loading Wheel
Crosstube
Note: Support the weight until the adjustment handle
engages and provides the support.
6.
Adjust the backrest to the desired position and fasten
or adjust the restraints.
Chair
Adjustment
Handle
Figure 2 - Adjusting the Chair Position
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4.3 Swing-Down Sidearms
Sidearms provide patient security and comfort. Keep the
sidearms raised except when transferring a patient to or
from the cot.
To lower, pull the lock pin and swing the sidearm down
(Figure 3).
To raise, swing the sidearm up until it locks into position.
Important
Do not use the sidearms to lift the cot. Sidearms are
not designed for lifting. Lift the cot only by grasping
the main frame.
Figure 3 - Lowering a Sidearm
4.4 Undercarriage Safety Lock
The undercarriage safety lock prevents the undercarriage
from folding.
The safety lock engages automatically when the
undercarriage is unfolded, and releases when the control
handle is squeezed for loading or folding (Figure 4).
Safety Lock
Figure 4 - Undercarriage Safety Lock
4.5 Leg-Lock Clip
The leg-lock clip holds the cot in a folded position if the cot
must be carried.
Main Frame
ENGAGING THE LEG-LOCK CLIP
1.
Fold the cot.
2.
Squeeze the leg tube and the main frame together near
the clip, then slide the clip under and around the leg
tube to lock the leg in place (Figure 5).
DISENGAGING THE LEG-LOCK CLIP
1.
Place the folded cot on the ground.
2.
Squeeze the leg tube and main frame together near the
clip and slide the clip off the leg tube.
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Leg Tube
Figure 5 - Engaging the Leg-Lock Clip
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4.6 Patient Restraints
●
Use all three patient restraints to secure the patient on
the cot or chair.
●
Attach restraints across bony structures of the body
(ribcage, pelvis, etc.) following your local protocols.
●
The restraints should safely secure the patient without
causing discomfort or impairing circulation.
●
Keep the restraints fastened when not in use to prevent
them from interfering with cot operation.
●
When a patient is on the cot, and BEFORE adjusting
the cot between the chair and cot positions (or viceversa), unbuckle or loosen the pelvis and thigh
restraints. Buckle and adjust the restraints after
completing the position change.
●
Refer to the users’ manuals shipped with the restraints
for complete information on using and maintaining
restraints. For additional free users’ manuals, contact
Ferno Customer Relations (page 2) or your Ferno
distributor.
ATTACHING THE RESTRAINTS
Attach the restraints as follows:
●
Harness restraint (Figure 6-A): Attach the shoulder
straps to the backrest frame and the chest straps to the
long, thin slots in the backrest panel.
●
Pelvis restraint (Figure 6-B): Attach the straps to the
slotsinthefingerguardsOR to the long, thin slots in the
seat panel. Follow your local protocols.
●
Leg restraint (Figure 6-B): Attach the straps to the
lower main frame. Follow your local protocols.
●
Verify that restraint placement does not interfere with
folding the cot or changing between chair and cot
positions.
Important
Before adjusting the cot between the chair and cot
positions (or vice-versa), unbuckle or loosen the pelvis
and thigh restraints; adjust restraint length and buckle
restraints after completing the position change.
6-A
Harness Attaches
to Backrest Frame
Slots in Backrest Panel
6-B
Slots in
Finger Guard
or Seat Panel
Lower
Main Frame
Figure 6 - Restraint Placement
4.7 Cot Mattress
The two-piece cot mattress has four articulated sections to
fitthecontourofthecotandchairinallpositions.
The mattress attaches to the cot with hook-and-loop
fastening strips. To attach the mattress, lay it on the cot with
the fastening strips aligned, then press on the mattress to
connect the strips. To remove the mattress, pull up on the
mattress to separate the hook-and-loop fastening strips.
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5 - USING THE COT
5.1 Before Placing the Cot in Service
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Personnel who will work with the cot need to read this manual.
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Confirmthatthecotoperatesproperly.SeeInspecting the Cot, page 17.
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The vehicle must have a Ferno cot fastener system installed.
5.2 General Guidelines for Use
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Medical advice is beyond the parameters of this manual.
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Follow standard emergency patient-handling procedures when operating the cot.
●
It is the users’ responsibility to ensure safe practices for the patient and themselves.
●
A minimum of two trained operators is required. A helper is needed when lowering
the cot with a patient on it.
●
Operators work together and maintain control of the cot at all times.
●
Operators communicate with one another and use coordinated movements to
operate the cot.
●
The assisting operator must retain control of the head end of the cot at all times to
maintain cot balance.
●
Lift only the weight you can safely handle. Use additional help when working
with heavy loads (patient and equipment). For placement of helpers, see Using
Additional Help, page 15.
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Stay with the patient at all times.
●
Always use patient restraints to secure the patient on the cot.
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Read the Users’
Two Trained
Manual
Operators Required
WARNING
Improper operation can cause
injury. Operate the cot only as
described in this manual.
WARNING
An unattended patient can be
injured. Stay with the patient
at all times.
WARNING
An unrestrained patient can
fall off the cot and be injured.
Use restraints to secure the
patient on the cot.
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5.3 One Operator, Empty Cot
If local protocols permit, and only when the cot is empty (no
patient), one trained operator can fold or unfold the cot.
To fold the empty cot, grasp the main frame at the foot end
and tip the empty cot onto its loading wheels (Figure 7),
then squeeze the control handle and fold the cot.
After folding the cot, engage the leg-lock clip if the cot is
to be carried.
To unfold an empty cot, do not use the control handle.
Grasp the main frame at the foot end and lift the cot onto
its loading wheels and front transport wheels. After the legs
have locked into the raised position, set the cot on all four
transport wheels.
5.4 Folding the Cot
With a Patient On It
Figure 7 Folding the
Empty Cot
Operator
Helper
Operator
It is rarely necessary to fold the cot with the patient on it,
but if this situation does occur, the control and assisting
operators will require a helper.
To fold the cot with a patient on it:
1.
Either Operator: Verify that the patient restraints are
securely fastened around the patient.
2.
Both Operators: Stand facing each other at opposite
ends of the cot and grasp the cot main frame with an
underhand grip.
3.
Helper: Stand next to the head end of the cot, facing
thefootend.Placeyourfootfirmlyagainstthenearest
transport wheel to prevent the cot from moving forward
when the operators begin folding it (Figure 8).
4.
Both Operators and Helper: While the helper holds
the transport wheel in place, both operators lift the
weight of the cot slightly off the wheels and move the
cot toward the head-end operator.
5.
Foot-End Operator: Squeeze the undercarriage
control handle.
6.
Helper: As soon as the undercarriage begins to fold,
step away from the cot.
7.
Both Operators: Continue to lower the cot until the
undercarriage is completely folded.
8.
Control Operator: Secure the undercarriage to the
cot main frame with the leg lock clip.
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Figure 8 - Folding the Cot With a Patient On It
Important
Both operators should expect, and be prepared to
control, the normal downward movement of the cot
that occurs when the control handle is squeezed.
Important
Before carrying the folded cot on stairs or over rough
terrain, always engage the leg-lock clip to secure the
undercarriage of the cot to the main frame.
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5.5 Unfolding the Cot
With a Patient On It
●
Unfolding the cot with a patient on it requires two
trained operators.
●
Verify that the patient restraints are securely fastened.
To unfold the cot:
1.
Verify that the leg lock clip is unclipped from the leg.
2.
Operators face each other at opposite ends of the cot
and grasp the main frame using an underhand grip.
3.
Both operators lift the cot until all four transport
wheels are off the ground (Figure 9). This allows the
undercarriage lock to engage if it has not already done
so. Set the cot onto its transport wheels after the legs
have locked.
Figure 9 - Unfolding the Cot
Note: Do not squeeze the control handle when unfolding the
cot. Doing so will prevent the undercarriage from locking.
5.6 Rolling the Cot or Chair
GENERAL GUIDELINES
●
Rolling the cot or chair with a patient on the cot
requires a minimum of two trained operators
working together and maintaining control of the
cot at all times.
●
Roll the cot or chair on smooth, unobstructed
surfaces whenever possible.
●
To cross a low obstacle such as a door sill, lift the
cot slightly to take the weight off the wheels so the
wheels roll smoothly over the obstacle.
●
When rolling as a cot, lift and carry the cot over a
high obstacle such as a curb. Use additional help as
needed and lift using the main frame and loadingwheel crosstube. Do not apply downward force on
one end of the cot in order to raise the other end of
the cot.
●
When rolling as a chair, do not cross high obstacles
such as curbs. Seek an alternate route or convert the
chair to a cot before carrying it across the obstacle.
●
Use additional help as needed to safely control the
weight of the patient and cot or chair (see Using
Additional Help, page 15).
●
When rolling over rough terrain, the operators (and
helpers) should grasp the cot with both hands.
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ROLLING AS A COT
Control Operator: Grasp the main frame at the foot end
to push and steer the cot.
Assisting Operator: Stand at the head end of the cot,
grasp the loading-wheel crosstube and help guide and
move the cot.
ROLLING AS A CHAIR
The Control Operator grasps the loading-wheel crosstube
to push and steer the chair. The Assisting Operator helps
the Control Operator as needed.
Important
Roll the cot downhill foot-end first. If it is not medically
appropriate to do this, roll the cot head-end first with
the Assisting Operator exerting constant upward force
on the drop frame.
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5.7 Loading the Cot
Loading the cot with a patient on it requires a minimum of
two trained operators working together.
1.
Control Operator: Roll the cot forward until both
loading wheels are on the patient compartment floor
and the undercarriage contacts the vehicle bumper.
2.
Assisting Operator: Stand at the side of the cot and
make sure the loading wheels are securely on the
patientcompartmentfloor.
3.
Control Operator: Lift the foot end of the cot until
itislevelwiththeambulancefloor,thensqueezethe
control handle and push the cot completely into the
patient compartment (Figure 10). The undercarriage
will fold as the cot is pushed into the ambulance.
4.
Assisting Operator: Assist the Control Operator.
5.
Control Operator: Release the control handle.
6.
Either Operator: Secure the cot in the cot fastener.
Figure 10 - Loading the Cot
5.8 Unloading the Cot
Unloading the cot with a patient on it requires a minimum of
two trained operators working together.
1.
Control Operator: Release the cot from the cot
fastener.
2.
Control Operator: Grasp the main frame at the foot
end of the cot and begin pulling the cot out of the
ambulance. The undercarriage will begin to unfold
(Figure 11).
Note: Keep the loading wheels on the ambulance floor until
after you complete Step 4.
3.
Control Operator: Raise the foot end of the cot until
all four transport wheels are off the ground to make
sure the undercarriage has unfolded completely and
is locked. Use additional help as needed (See Using
Additional Help, page 15).
○
Assisting Operator: If the control operator cannot
lift the cot high enough for the undercarriage to
lock into place, move to the foot end of the cot
and assist with the lift.
○
Assisting Operator: When the undercarriage has
unfolded, verify that it has locked into place and
communicate that to the Control Operator.
4.
Control Operator: When the Assisting Operator tells
you the undercarriage has locked into place, lower the
foot end of the cot until all four transport wheels are
on the ground.
5.
Both Operators: Roll the cot away from the
ambulance.
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Figure 11 - Unloading the Cot
Important
If the ambulance is parked on an uneven surface, the
operators (and any helpers) may need to lift the cot
higher than normal to allow the undercarriage to lock.
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5.9 Using Additional Help
Operating the cot requires a minimum of two trained
operators. Additional help is needed when folding the cot
with a patient on it, and when working with heavy loads
(patient plus equipment). The chart below shows suggested
placement for operators and helpers.
Changing Levels
With a Patient On the Cot
●
Operators stand at the head and foot ends of the cot,
maintain control of the cot, operate the controls, and
direct all helpers.
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Ferno recommends that helpers work in pairs to help
maintain cot balance.
Rolling
Loading/Unloading
Key: O = Operator H = Helper P = Patient
WARNING
Helpers can cause injury or be injured. Maintain
control of the cot, operate the controls, and direct
all helpers.
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Load Limit
650 lb
295 kg
Load Limit
Inspect the cot if the load limit has
been exceeded (See Inspecting the
Cot, page 17).
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Keep maintenance records. A sample maintenance record
sheet is provided on page 19.
When using maintenance products, follow the manufacturers’
directions and read the manufacturers’ material safety data
sheets. You can purchase a recommended disinfectant from
your Ferno distributor or Ferno Customer Relations (page 2).
Minimum
Maintenance Intervals
Disinfecting (this page)
Remove the restraints from the cot. Disinfect and clean only
as directed in the restraint users’ manuals provided with the
restraints. Additional, free users’ manuals can be obtained
from Ferno Customer Relations (page 2).
6.3 Disinfecting and Cleaning
the Mattress
1.
Remove the mattress from the cot.
2.
To disinfect: Apply disinfectant to the mattress,
following the manufacturer’s instructions for
application method and contact time.
3.
To clean: Wash the mattress with warm, soapy water
and a soft cloth. Rinse the mattress with clear water.
Hang the mattress to dry, or dry it with a towel.
6.4 Disinfecting the Cot
Wipe all surfaces with disinfectant. Follow the disinfectant
manufacturer’s instructions for application method and
contact time. Ferno recommends you inspect the cot for
damage as you disinfect it.
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Cleaning (this page)
Waxing (page 17)
Inspecting (page 17)
Lubricating (page 17)
6.2 Disinfecting and Cleaning
the Restraints
As Needed
The cot requires regular maintenance. Set up and follow a
maintenance schedule. The table at right represents minimum
intervals for maintenance.
Each Use
6.1 Maintenance Schedule
Each Month
6 - MAINTENANCE
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WARNING
Improper maintenance can cause injury. Maintain
the cot only as described in this manual.
Important
Disinfectants and cleaners containing bleach,
phenolics, or iodines can cause damage. Do not use
products containing these chemicals.
Important
Water under high pressure, or steam, can penetrate
joints, flush away lubricant, and cause corrosion. Use
caution when cleaning moving parts such as joints and
hinges, and reapply lubricant if needed (see page 17).
Important
6.5 Cleaning the Cot
1.
Remove the restraints, mattress and any accessories.
2.
Hand clean all surfaces of the cot with warm water and
a mild detergent.
3.
Rinse with warm, clear water. Dry the cot with a towel
or allow it to air-dry.
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Using abrasive cleaning compounds or applicators
on the cot can cause damage. Do not use abrasive
materials to clean the cot.
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6.6 Waxing the Cot
INSPECTION CHECKLIST
While it is not necessary to wax this cot, waxing the cot
frame and undercarriage will not damage the cot and will
help maintain the cot’s appearance.
Disinfect and clean the cot before applying wax. Use an
automotive wax as directed by the wax manufacturer.
6.7 Inspecting the Cot
Have your service’s equipment maintenance personnel
inspect the cot regularly. Follow the checklist at right and
operate the cot and chair through all functions as described
in this manual.
If inspection shows damage or excessive wear, remove the
cot from service until repair is made. See Parts and Service,
page 18.
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Are all components present?
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Is the cot free of excessive wear?
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Are all screws, nuts, bolts, rivets, and roll pins
securely in place?
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Do all moving parts operate smoothly and properly?
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Do the locking mechanisms operate properly and
lock securely?
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Does the cot load and unload properly?
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Does the cot roll smoothly?
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Do the wheels have some tread?
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Are the restraints properly installed?
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Is restraint webbing in good condition with no cuts
or frayed edges?
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Are restraint buckles free of visible damage and do
they operate properly?
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Is the ambulance properly prepared for the cot with
an approved Ferno cot fastener installed?
Do installed accessories operate properly without
interfering with cot operation?
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6.8 Lubricating the Cot
Disinfect and clean the cot before applying lubricant. Use
the lubricants designated below to lubricate the cot. Do not
lubricate points marked with the “do not lubricate” symbol.
Do Not Lubricate
Important
Lubricating parts that should not be lubricated allows
dirt and foreign particles to collect on those parts,
resulting in damage. Lubricate only the numbered
reference points shown.
Lubricate
1
2
LUBRICATION POINTS
Use a small amount of lubricant. Lubricate identical
points on each side of the cot.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Sidearm Hinge (4)
Sidearm Lock Pin (2)
Release-Rod Leg Roller (1)
Leg-Brace Hinge (2)
Undercarriage Brace Bar (4)
Leg Brace/Main Frame Joint (2)
Undercarriage Hinge (2)
WRL-191S or E-Z-1 (1-2 drops)
WRL-191S or E-Z-1 (1-2 drops)
WRL-191S or E-Z-1 (1-2 drops)
WRL-191S or E-Z-1 (1-2 drops)
SAE-30-Weight Oil
SAE-30-Weight Oil
SAE-30-Weight Oil
Not 3
Visible
7
6
4
5
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Parts and Service
7 - PARTS AND SERVICE
7.1 U.S.A. and Canada
In the United States and Canada, to order parts or for professional
cot repair, contact EMSAR® - the only agent authorized by
Ferno to manage, service, and repair Ferno products.
Telephone (Toll-Free)
Telephone
Fax
Internet
1.800.73.EMSAR
1.937.383.1052
+1.937.383.1051
www.EMSAR.com
7.2 Worldwide
To order Ferno parts, and for professional cot repair, contact your
Ferno distributor. Your distributor is the only agent authorized
by Ferno to manage, service, and repair Ferno products.
7.3 Parts List
Ref# Part #
1 039-0121
039-0263
2 039-0120
039-0262
3 039-0122
039-0264
4 090-4391
5 090-0185
6 090-1258
7 090-2948
8 090-3077
9 090-0021
10 090-4140
11 090-0520
Description
Qty.
Orange mattress leg/foot
1
Burgundy mattress leg/foot
1
Orange mattress seat/back
1
Burgundy mattress seat/back
1
Orange pillow strap (n/s)
1
Burgundy pillow strap (n/s)
1
Hook-and-loop mattress stay (n/s)
1
Backrest w/hinge, panel, frame
1
Manual backrest adj. handle (n/s)
1
“V” spring for backrest adj. assy.(n/s) 1
Pin for backrest adj. assy. (n/s)
1
Load-wheel axle rod (old, 5/16" diam.) 1
Load-wheel axle rod
w/wheels and cover, (new 1/2" diam.) 1
4"x1" Solid rubber wheel (old style)
1
WARNING
Improper parts and service can cause injury. Use
only Ferno parts and Ferno-approved service on
the cot.
WARNING
Modifying the cot can cause injury and damage. Use
the cot only as designed by Ferno.
Ref# Part # Description
Qty.
12 090-0539 4"x1" Wheel w/1/2" bearing (new style) 1
13 090-0032 Sidearm pin w/knob & spring
1
14 090-0028 Control bar spring (1 pair)
1
15 090-0015 Rubber sidearm bumper
1
16 090-0033 Scuff block (1 pair, n/s)
1
17 090-0060 5" Wheel w/bearings, axle bolt and nut 1
18 090-1266 3/8" Wheel bearing
2
19 090-4122 Drilled shank pin w/nut (n/s)
1
20 090-1259 1/2" Shank bearing (n/s)
2
21 090-0180 Standard axle bolt w/nut for 5" wheel 1
22 090-0070 5DC wheel fork (no wheel)
1
23 090-0080 5" Swivel caster assembly (complete) 1
24 090-0041 Link rod
1
25 090-0045 Leg-lock clip, bolt, nut
1
26 090-0031 Sidearm assembly (complete)
1
(n/s) = Not Shown
3
4
5
2
1
6
7
8
9 10
26
11 12
15
23
14
24
25
16
22
21
18
13
17
17
19 20
18
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Accessories and Related Products
Model 28 Ferno-Flex™
TRAINING RECORD
Date
Name
Training Method
MAINTENANCE RECORD
Date
Maintenance Performed
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