Designed in conjunction with the North West London Critical Care Network, The patient transfer bag delivers standardised equipment and ‘at a glance’ checking capability to support front line staff when transferring critically ill patients.
The bag was designed with human factors at the forefront and facilitates quick and easy access during a transfer. Clinical staff no longer have to carry the bag when managing patients as it is easily attaches on to hospital and ambulance beds and trolleys.
This bag opens up to present users with colour coded and clearly labelled modules for quick access. The modules have an ‘open book’ design and clear panels to enable easy identification of required items and reduce checking time. Each module has been designed to hold the standardised transfer content for the individual category e.g. Advanced Airway.
In order to reduce the volume of equipment carried on a transfer we have added a clear patient pocket, specifically designed to carry items relating to the individual patient being transferred. A widespread and comprehensive consensus (published) used the expertise and Hi experience of many clinicians to safely reduce the volume of transfer equipment carried.
– Dedicated External Patient Pocket
– External BVM Pocket
– x3 Internal Net Pockets
– Internal Document Pocket
– Circulation (330 x 560 x 60mm)
– x5 Internal Modules
– Comfort Grab Handles
– Built in Backpack Straps
– Reflective Capability
– Protective Base Feet
– Advanced Airway
Primary Outer Material: MicrAgard Plus Wipe Clean
Primary Inner Material: Silver MicrAgard Antimicrobial
DIMENSIONS BREAKDOWN (H x D x W)
All dimensions are in mm and are subject to a standard manufacturing tolerance of +/- 4mm
– x3 Adjustable Strapping System
– Main Bag Internal (350 x 600 x 260mm)
– Advanced Airway (330 x 560 x 50mm)
– Breathing (330 x 560 x 50mm)
– Suction (330 x 270 x 40mm)
– Self-Ventilation (330 x 270 x 40mm)
A few frequently asked questions about the Critical Care Transfer Bag:
What is the weight of the bag empty? 6kg
What is the weight when filled with contents? 12.6kg
Why is the bag large? The bag is designed to hang from the bed so that the user has both hands free and is not carrying any weight during the transfer.
Will that bag fit my bed/Trolley? Yes, the three 50mm straps allow you to attach the bag horizontally to any bed or trolley. The inbuilt shoulder can also be used to secure the bag in vertical position.
Does it have wheels? No, the bag is designed to hang from the bed so that the user has both hands free during the transfer. There is Optional extra trolley is available and sold separately.
Who has recommended the contents list? The recommended contents list has been developed with the consultation of over 120 Clinicians and was compiled by the North West London Critical Care Network. For details of how the contents and the design of the bag came about please watch the video below.
Read more about the Critical Care Patient Transfer Bags in the Journal of the Intensive Care Society here.