October 27, 2023 | Terry Smith

Felgains MultiFlow Low Stretcher vs Anetic Aid QA3 Stretcher; How do they compare?

The purpose of this article is to compare one of the most well-known patient stretchers on the market; the Anetic Aid QA3 Stretcher, with the new Felgains MultiFlow Low stretcher, covering the key features, positives, and drawbacks of each, to make your decision-making process easier and to enable you to make the best decision for your hospital. 

Key features comparison table

 

Felgains MultiFlow

Anetic Aid QA3
Safe Working Load 320kg 320kg
Lowest Height (mm) 340 475
Highest Height (mm) 740 775
Weight of stretcher 130kg 128kg
Warranty 2 years 1 year
Dual auto-regression? Yes No

 

What is the Anetic Aid QA3 Stretcher?

The Anetic Aid QA3 is designed to be compact, lightweight and manoeuvrable. Ideal for patient transport, examination and intubation in theatre and clinical areas, the QA3 is robust and combines maximum patient comfort with features such as its low-height function. 

Key Features and Specifications

  • Safe working load: 320kg
  • 5th wheel steering
  • Four ergonomic pushing handles
  • Gas-assisted backrest lift
  • Hydraulic lift mechanism
  • Fold-down side rails

Positives

  • 5th wheel steering – The 5th wheel under the centre of the QA3 trolley ensures maximum manoeuvrability and easy guidance; especially useful in busy and crowded emergency environments. 
  • Fold-down side rails – Spring counterbalancing allows the side rails to be effortlessly folded, and they can be stored under the mattress for a zero transfer gap.
  • Ergonomic to use – The QA3 has four ergonomically positioned pushing handles for easy manoeuvrability.

Drawbacks

  • Short warranty – The Anetic Aid QA3 has a limited warranty of just 1 year, covering parts, labour and travel, which may be a concern if you are looking for a trolley that is reliable and easy to service and maintain. 
  • Higher minimum height – The QA3 has a higher minimum height compared to the MultiFlow, of 475mm, which increases the risk of falls and fall-related injury and can prevent easier mobilisation in hospitals. 

 

What is the Felgains MultiFlow Stretcher?

The new MultiFlow Low Stretcher from Felgains combines an industry-leading minimum platform height of 340mm with dual auto-regression to bring a new standard of patient safety to your emergency department.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Safe Working Load: 320kg
  • Class-leading 340mm minimum platform height
  • Dual auto-regressing mattress platform
  • Dual-purpose IV pole
  • Retractable 5th wheel
  • Central-locking braking

Positives

  • Ultra-low mattress platform height – The industry-leading low height of 340mm reduces the risk of falls and fall-related injury in your emergency department, and also promotes easier mobilisation and discharge, increasing patient flow through your hospital. 
  • Dual auto-regressing mattress platform – The dual auto-regression function on the MultiFlow reduces the risk of patients developing pressure injuries while waiting on trolleys in busy emergency departments. 
  • 5th wheel – The 5th wheel under the centre of the trolley means that the MultiFlow is very manoeuvrable – especially important in crowded emergency departments.
  • High safe working load – The MultiFlow has a high safe working load of 320kg, meaning you can use it with most of your patients. 
  • Robust and flexible – the MultiFlow has heavy-duty IV poles that double up as push handles, giving you options on pushing positions for excellent ergonomics

Drawbacks

  • Lower maximum height, compared to the Anetic Aid QA3. This could lead to taller staff finding it more difficult to attend to patients while maintaining good posture and ergonomics.

Click here to learn more about the MultiFlow stretcher 🡥

 

Which stretcher should you choose for your hospital?

I trust this article has given you a clear understanding of the two patient stretchers from Anetic Aid and Felgains, and the positives and drawbacks of each. 

Which stretcher you choose for your trust will vary depending on your needs and requirements, and we will happily talk this through with you if required.  Often, a hospital would trial a piece of equipment such as a stretcher before purchasing, and we would be happy to arrange this for you. 

To get started, feel free to get in touch on 01473 741144, or via the contact form below. 

 


 

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