Adapted baggage cart

Emergency equipment cart for ventilator user

Emergency equipment cart
Emergency equipment cart

Description
Baggage cart with large stable wheels, adapted with an extra shelf. A multi-compartment bag stands on each level. The bags contain items such as a portable suction device with suction catheters, a water bottle to clean the suction device, a bag valve mask, and other products that may be needed such as compressor, gloves etc.

Users comments
The user is ventilator-dependent. Since she cannot cough she also depends on a suction device. When she goes out she brings a suction device with her, as well as a backup ventilator in case the ventilator she uses should break or the battery runs out.

Since the wheels are large it is easy to pull the trolley along everywhere.

How to make
An extra shelf was welded to a purchased stand.

Made by
User’s father (extra shelf)

Purchased from
Clas Ohlson, www.clasohlson.se (last checked February 2017)

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2008

Welded shelf (close-up)
Welded shelf (close-up)

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Tipsare: Nina

Nina lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). She is a ventilator user. She has two personal assistants 24 hours a day.