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Buyers Guide - Backboard Straps and Cot Straps


Emergency Medical Professionals use Backboard Straps and Cot Straps on a daily basis. It is equipment that we don't really think about, but Backboard Straps and Cot Straps are necessary to do the job. With so many strap options, deciding which strap is best for you can be confusing. We'll take a look at some different straps and identify each one's specific benefit.


Impervious Straps

Impervious Backboard and Cot Straps are constructed of 2" coated polyester vinyl. This material is noted for it's strength and ability to withstand cutting and material breakage. Impervious Straps are ideal for EMS crews because they can be cleaned and sterilized rapidly. They do not allow fluids or pathogens to soak in to the material, so a simple wipe down with a standard surface disinfectant does the trick.

Impervious Straps come with either Metal Push Button Buckles or Plastic Side Release Buckles. You can also choose between Metal Speed Clip ends or Loop ends.

Though Impervious Backboard and Cot Straps are slightly more expensive than their counterparts, their durability and longevity more than makes up for the investment.


Nylon Straps

Nylon Backboard and Cot Straps are extremely strong and durable. They resist cutting and abrasion and feature exceptional tensile strength. Nylon Straps are constructed of 2" nylon webbing. Nylon Straps can be cleaned with any common surface disinfectant. 

Nylon Straps come in either 5' 2-piece or 9' 1-piece, depending on whether it is being used for a Backboard Strap or a Cot Strap. In addition, you can choose from Metal Push Button or Plastic Side Release buckles. Nylon Straps also come with either Speed Clip end or Loop ends.


Polypropylene Straps

Polypropylene Backboard and Cot Straps are made out of durable 2" Polypropylene webbing. Though not as strong as Nylon Straps, Polypropylene Straps feature excellent tensile strength and are designed to withstand the rigorous environments encountered in EMS.

Disposable Polypropylene Backboard and Cot Straps offer the best economical choice.  Disposable Straps and standard Polypropylene Straps feature the same tensile strength.

Polypropylene and Disposable Polypropylene Straps come with a choice of a Plastic Side Release Buckle or a Cam Buckle. They are available in either 5' 2-Piece or 9' 1-piece, depending on the straps desired use. In addition, the Backboard and Cot Straps come with a choice of either Speed Clip ends or Loop ends.


Whether you are in the market for Impervious Straps, Nylon Straps, Polypropylene Straps or Disposable Straps, if a Backboard Strap or a Cot Strap is what you're looking for, QuadMed has you covered!

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