The Transtex™ Evacuation sheet has been designed to remain underneath the mattress, ready for rapid evacuation of patients or residents. In an emergency, it wraps around the patient, cocooning them within the mattress, to form a protective sledge. Drag loops at head and foot are used to rapidly tow the patient from the building.
There are two alternative securing methods available to retain the evacuation sheet under the mattress:
1. Velcro straps that secure the sheet to the bed frame.
2. Elastic straps that loop around each end of the mattress. In the event of soiling the evacuation sheet can easily be removed for laundering.