Kris Bordnick, Vice-President of EMS North America, issued the following statement regarding the announcement – “We are pleased to announce that the weight range for the ACR-4 meets and exceeds the child restraint weight range recommendations of the 2017 National Association of State EMS Officials ( NASEMSO) Safe Transport of Children by EMS: Interim Guidance”. The Ambulance Child Restraint System, (ACR-4) is the only device on the market that can restrain all children from 4-99 pounds.
The NASEMSO document states that:
• EMS agencies should have appropriately-sized child restraint system(s) readily available on all ambulances that may transport children.
• Additionally, personnel should be initially and recurrently evaluated and trained on the correct use of those restraint systems
• The device(s) should cover, at minimum, a weight range of between five (5) and 99 pounds (2.3 – 45 kg), ideally supporting the safest transport possible for all persons of any age or size.
Additionally, Bordnick added , Quantum EMS Solutions goal is to insure the safe restraint of all children during transport in an ambulance. We applaud NASEMSO and all the individuals who were involved in creating the 2017 Guidelines. Please visit the Quantum EMS Website to view the NASEMSO Safe Transport of Children by EMS Document as it lists additional actions that can be taken to improve pediatric safety in ambulances.
Details regarding the products can be obtained by contacting Quantum EMS directly at 201-888-0798 or by visiting www.quantum-ems.com
About Quantum EMS, Quantum EMS , based in Lake Success, NY is an emerging medical device company that offers multiple medical devices specifically to the EMS Market. Our products serve the pediatric , immobilization, patient transport, and first aid categories.