Q: Is a stretcher referred to as a gurney? ¶
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? ¶
Q: Were stretchers common with militaries right through the middle of the 20th century? ¶
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? ¶
Q: Are stretchers the most rudimentary type? ¶