Rifton TRAM

Three powerful functions in one device

Accessories

Use the slides below to read details on the function of each Rifton TRAM accessory designed for optimal performance during a medical transfer or in early mobilization of your clients.

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Scale

  • The TRAM’s optional scale allows the caregiver to weigh a patient easily during a routine transfer, eliminating that special transfer just for the purpose of weighing. In addition to providing medical transfers, the TRAM with scale, during supported ambulation, can measure how much weight the client is bearing, allowing the caregiver to measure and track weight-bearing capability and progress. More than just a disability scale or transfer scale, the TRAM with the optional scale becomes an extremely valuable piece of equipment.

    Note: The scale must be included in the original purchase. It cannot be added later.

Forearm supports

  • Forearm supports are used to give extra lifting support for clients who have low tone or for clients who need their arms secured. The supports allow adjustments in every direction and angle to accommodate numerous positioning requirements. Forearm supports would also be an appropriate accessory if the TRAM is going to be used as part of ICU physical therapy after a stroke.

    Forearm support dimensions:
    Padded surface area: small: 4½" x 7" large: 5" x 8½"
    Range of adjustment (elbow to fist):
    small: 8"–12½" large: 10½"–16"

Walking saddle

  • The walking saddle, available in three sizes, is used for sit-to-stand transfers and supported ambulation. Quickly hook up the walking saddle by attaching the rings to the color-coded clips. Note that the walking saddle may fit the patient best when the straps are crossed as shown in the photo. As well as providing support for ambulation, the walking saddle makes the TRAM an excellent device to provide early mobility in the ICU and for ICU physical therapy after a stroke.

  • Key user dimension: (indicated by the u-shaped arrow in the photograph)

    Half of thigh circumference:
    Small: 4" - 8"
    Medium: 8" - 14"
    Large: 10" - 18"

Additional battery

  • An additional battery may be needed in settings where frequent medical transfers are being made each day. A fully charged battery should deliver approximately 70 complete lift cycles depending on user weight.

Additional thigh straps

  • Thigh straps are used to make seated transfers. Choose either narrow (5") or wide (7"), depending on the needs of your client. Additional straps can be purchased for individual clients. Made of water-resistant nylon, the straps can be quickly attached to the TRAM's color-coded clips.

Directional locks

  • Directional locks for the casters make it possible to roll the TRAM straight down the hall without drifting laterally. The locks can be inserted into any or all of the four casters, although two should be sufficient to ensure a straight path. With the lock released the casters are free to swivel, allowing for maneuvers in tight spaces. If the TRAM is going to be used for early mobilization in the ICU, directional locks would be advisable.

  • The directional lock on a standard TRAM.

  • The directional lock on a low base TRAM.