Stretcher FAQs:

Q: Is a stretcher referred to as a gurney?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stretchers primarily used in acute out-of-hospital care situations by emergency medical services?

A: Yes, and military, and search and rescue personnel.

Q: Is a stretcher rarely seen today?

A: Yes.

Q: Were stretchers common with militaries right through the middle of the 20th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stretcher detached?

A: Yes, and the halves placed under the patient from either side and fastened back together.

Q: Are stretchers also available?

A: Yes, and which feature a wider frame and higher weight capacity for heavier patients.

Q: Is a stretcher used for lifting patients?

A: Yes, for instance from the ground onto an ambulance stretcher or onto a spinal board.

Q: Are stretchers usually covered with a disposable sheet or wrapping?

A: Yes, and are cleaned after each use to prevent the spread of infection.

Q: Was a stretcher shorter and could turn in the trenches?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stretchers the most rudimentary type?

A: Yes.