Ambulance Child Restraint®
The Ambulance Child Restraint (ACR)® is a flexible, fully harnessing system used for secure and effective restraint of infants and children whilst they are being transported in an ambulance. The mechanism addresses many of the issues faced by paramedics when transporting a child weighing 15kg upwards with a traditional restraint: the lack of adjustable harnessing and the inability to restrain a child with the addition of a vacuum mattress. The patented two-part system allows operation of the ARC® in all configurations, with breathable fabric maximising airflow and meeting infection control standards.
The product was an idea of Keith Colver and David Fitzpatrick from Scottish Ambulance Service. It was developed alongside InnoScot Health and Lightweight Medical; with the Children’s Acute Transport Service, NHS infection control officers and paediatric ICU specialists at Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children contributing to development. It is now manufactured by Paraid.