This was sent to me by an old medic. This is how stretchers were when I started in 1989. In the days of the dead lift, careers in EMS were much shorter than they are now. I remember each new stretcher innovation as they arrived, and fought against them all, but within days was sold on the new technologies, from the one man to the new self-loading I tried for the first time a week ago (on another service’s ambulance).
In my thirtieth year in this profession, only now battling my first back issue, I am grateful to the innovators for allowing me to last as long as I have. Hats off to to the inventor of the tractor stair chair.
Maybe someday someone will invent a way to prevent stress, PTSD and other mental injuries so many of our coworkers struggle with.
Peace to all.
Note: I wasn’t able to track down the original source of the cartoon, but thanks to the artist for great drawing.