Roll over the buttons at left for details on the function of each accessory and how each can be used during a medical transfer or early mobilization of your clients. Consult a dimensions & tech specs chart to check the TRAM's compatibility with your needs, and read about specific TRAM features.
Perhaps the most valuable of the TRAM’s optional accessories, the built-in transfer scale makes it possible for patients to be weighed as they’re being moved. Simple to use, the TRAM’s disability scale is quickly mastered by caregivers for accurate weigh-ins. Each of the other accessories has a specific benefit, and purpose making the TRAM into a truly multifunctional device.
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 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:
The walking saddle, available in two 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.
Half of thigh circumference
Small: 4" - 8"
Large: 8" - 14"
Additional batteries 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.
Thigh straps are used to make seated transfers. One set comes standard with each TRAM. Additional sets can be purchased to accommodate cleaning schedules. Made of water-resistant, coated nylon the straps are quickly attached to the TRAM’s color-coded clips. The thigh straps should be used to lift the patient completely when using the TRAM as a disability scale for weighing.
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.