The STS The Slishman Traction Splint Gen2 offers all the benefits of the original STS plus additional advances found in the Rescue Essentials STS-Compact.
Designed to overcome the operational difficulties of older traction splints, the STS Gen2 is the fastest splint to apply, reducing on-scene times and maximizing patient comfort.
In contrast to conventional traction splints, the STS Gen2 doesn't require the assembly of complex mechanisms or individual poles. Because it can be applied in under 60 seconds, it is the first choice for emergency situations.
The traction mechanism is located at the patient's hip, with femur traction applied by extending the pole segments. This creates a pushing force on the ankle or distal strap, rather than pulling distally from the foot as with conventional traction splints.
Weighing only 17 ounces, the STS Gen2 is lightweight, compact, and takes up little space in vehicles or aircraft. Its compact design means it can remain safely contained within the board, litter or basket without extending past the patient's foot, keeping it safe from door strikes.
The STS Gen2 is versatile and appropriate for both adults and pediatrics, eliminating the need to carry multiple sizes. Traction adjustment is easy to accomplish for maximum patient comfort, and the STS is radiolucent, eliminating the need to remove the splint for patient imaging or exam.
The Gen2 incorporates improvements over the original, including articulated distal and proximal straps attached to the extension mechanism, making them easy to apply and impossible to lose. All three segments of the extension mechanism are connected, making the Gen2 a one-piece design. Instructions are printed on the side of the splint, along with an included trifold, and pressure points are well-padded.
The exterior tube of the STS Gen2 is black, the middle tube is silver, and the inner tube is red, which further aids in part differentiation. The Slishman Pressure Wrap is orange, while the groin strap is red. The splint doubles as a multitool when the feet are wrapped in the Slishman Pressure Wrap that comes with it to provide rotational stability.
For anyone in need of a traction splint that is dependable, simple to use, and efficient, the STS Gen2 is the ideal option. It is an essential tool for any responder who might encounter a limb fracture because of its sophisticated design and adaptable characteristics.