you summarize in a few words what Scan Medical's products are all about?
A. Manual Transfer Devices are for people
with impaired mobility who need assistive devices short of big, cumbersome,
expensive mechanical products.
Q. How many products are there in the
A. 6 products.
Q. What are some of the benefits to me (I
am mobility impaired)?
A. You will be more independent if you use
Scan Medical products.
Q. Who is the typical buyer?
A. Individuals with impaired mobility or
their care givers.
Q. I am sensitive to Latex. Is there any
in Scan Medical's products?
Q. Do you have any testimonials and
A. Yes. Some of them can be read on this web
site others are available upon request.
Q. I have used transfer boards in the
past but I had problems without a helper, is Scan Medical's board different?
A. Yes. Because Scan Medical's board is light
weight and bendable which makes it very easy to put in place and remove.
Therefore our board is very popular.
Q. How long time will your products last?
A. We offer a 2 year warranty and with
proper care and maintenance they will last for many years.
Q. Are Scan Medical's products Medic-Aid
and Medi-Cal approved?
A. Yes. We are Medi-Cal approved.
Q. If I buy a product and it does not
work for me can I return it?
A. Yes. For a full refund / shipping No
Questions Asked during the first 30 days.
Q. Are there similar products on the
Q. How does Scan Medical's prices compare
to the competition?
A. Some products are cheaper others in line
with our competition. However our quality is very high.
Q. Which of Scan
Medical's products is the most
A. Our SafetySure Transfer Belts are the
Q. Why is that?
A. High quality, both horizontal and
vertical handles and a non skid coating on the inside of the belt (users side).
Q. Which is the next best seller?
A. SafetySure Pivot Disc.
Q. And why is that?
A. High load tolerance and a competitive
Q. What is the weight limit on the
A. The small 400 lbs and the big 650 lbs.
Q. What is so special with the Gurneys?
A. In spite of their low weight and the
little room it takes to store them they have a heavy duty product capacity.
Q. What is the weight limit of Scan
Medical's other products?
A. The SafetySure Transfer Belts are not
rated for lifting - they are holding / guiding devices only. The SafetySure Slides
do not have any weight limit since they would never be used for lifting. The
only limit we can think of in reference to these products is the volume of the
person using them. SafetySure Transfer Sling is to be considered like a
SafetySure Belt w.o.w. No Lifting. SafetySure Transfer Board small and large are
rated for 400 lbs. But it is really the width of the users buttocks that will
decide who can use the product. Pivot Disc has been tested with a load of 800
lbs (concrete bags) during 20 minutes. No change in resistance was observed.
Q. So what is the difference between
SafetySure Belts and SafetySure Sling?
A. The Belt can stay on the user or the care
giver while the Sling will only serve for a transfer. In case the user has
abdominal sensitivity the Sling is better than the Belt. The care giver can
achieve pretty much the same control and guidance of the user with the Sling
without having to touch the abdominal area of the user.
Q. How long time has Scan Medical been in
A. Since 1988. Our newest line, as of 1999, of totally US made
devices came about as a result of cooperation with
professional caregivers and individual mobility impaired users.