Lifeguard â LG55/NLG55 A&E Trolleys
Warranty and Service ..................................................................................21
Dimensions and Data ..................................................................................22
Warnings and Cautions
WARNINGS given in this manual identify possible hazards in
procedures or conditions which, if not correctly followed, could result in
death, injury or other serious adverse reactions.
Cautions given in this manual identify conditions or procedures which,
if not correctly followed, could result in equipment failure or damage.
Notes given in this manual (indicated by + ) are used to explain or
amplify a procedure or condition.
Do not use accessories that are not designed or approved for
use with the trolley.
Always apply the brakes when the trolley is stationary.
Raise the safety sides before moving the trolley with a patient.
Do not leave a patient unattended unless safety sides are
This manual gives instructions for the use and maintenance of the
Huntleigh Healthcare Lifeguard patient trolleys, Model Numbers
LG55 and NLG55.
These trolleys have x-ray translucent mattress platforms and are supplied
complete with an anti-static mattress (Model 157016). The products also
feature a sliding x-ray cassette tray facility.
A & E Trolley Model LG55
2. Clinical Applications
Area of Use
A & E departments, admissions, day surgery and
general hospital areas.
The trolleys may be used for general and emergency
admissions, examination, diagnostic x-ray and initial
They are also appropriate for patient transfer
between departments, wards and theatre.
The maximum safe working load for these trolleys is
For the safety of operator, patient and equipment:
• Always use a mattress of the correct size and
type for the trolley.
• Do not expose the equipment, especially the
mattress, to naked flames, cigarettes etc.
• Before operating the trolley, make sure that the
patient is positioned correctly to avoid
entrapment and imbalance.
• When the trolley is operated, check that no
obstacles are in its path.
• Keep these instructions handy for reference.
To adjust the height of the handles, press the springloaded release button (1) and raise or lower the
handle as required (2). Let go of the button to lock
the handle in the high or low position.
Push bar handles
There is a pair of linked brake pedals at each end of the
trolley. Push the pedals down to apply brakes on all castors.
When the pedals are horizontal, the castors are free to rotate
A steering castor is engaged when an optional 5th wheel is
fitted and the pedals are fully raised. In this situation the
trolley will keep on a straight course in any direction and
can be steered by pivoting about the 5th wheel. When the
5th wheel is not fitted the steering castor is at the foot-end
and the trolley should be pushed from the head-end.
Brake and steering control
Height and Tilt
The height and the tilt angle of the mattress platform are
adjusted using a group of five foot pedals on either side of
the trolley. The three pedals marked s on the bottom row
are used to raise the platform. The two pedals marked t on
the top row are used to lower the platform.
Height/Tilt pedal arrangement
To raise one end of the platform: Operate the ‘raise’
pedal ( s ) nearest that end of the trolley with a pumping
To lower one end of the platform: Press down on
the ‘lower’ pedal (t) nearest that end of the trolley
and keep it pressed.
There is an additional ‘lower’ pedal (t) that enables head down
tilt to be applied from the head-end of the trolley.
To raise the platform: Operate the central ‘raise’
pedal (s ) with a pumping action.
To lower the platform: Press down both ‘lower’
pedals (t ) and keep them pressed.
If the platform is raised or lowered when tilted, the
tilt angle will be maintained until the leading end
reaches the limit of travel, when the platform will
return to the horizontal condition.
The amount of effort needed to raise or lower the backrest will
vary depending on patient weight and mobility. With a very heavy
patient, the backrest may fall quickly if it is not supported when
To adjust the backrest: Grasp the handle firmly,
press the release knob and lift the backrest assisted
by the gas spring or push it down against the action
of the gas spring. Let go of the release knob to lock
the backrest at any angle.
To raise the safety side: Hold the top rail and lift
until it locks into position at maximum height.
To lower the safety side: Hold the top rail with one
hand, pull the release button at the trolley foot-end
and lower the rail towards the head-end.
Safety side release button
In order to accommodate “C” Arm x-ray vision when
taking side-shot x-ray pictures, each safety side can be
lowered even further than its initial resting position. When
the safety side is folded down it rests on two stops that are
located at each end of the mattress platform side-frame.
Safety side stop positions
Safety side stop operation
When the safety side is in the folded position, the upright bars
rest on the two stops.
Care should be taken to keep hands and fingers away from
Lower the safety side until the upright bars rest on
two white plastic stops.
At the head-end of the trolley, position the thumb
over the top rail of the safety side and use fingers to
push the sliding catch (A), which is located beneath
each side-rail white plastic stop, in towards the
trolley frame as illustrated (avoid squeezing the rail
and catch together).
Only use the sliding catch A to retract the safety side stop.
With the catch fully pushed in, ease the top rail
down to the second position.
At the foot-end of the trolley use two hands, one to
hold the top rail and the other to push the sliding
catch (A). Again, once the catch is fully pushed in,
ease the top of the rail down to its second position.
Lift the top rail of the safety side at a point
approximately halfway along the trolley. The stops
will automatically spring back to their original
The mattress platform is x-ray translucent.
X-ray cassettes can be located in a drawer beneath
the mattress platform. The drawer can traverse the
entire length of the platform for full patient
X-ray cassettes can be loaded from either side of the
X-ray cassette drawer shown accessed from patient’s
To load or unload cassettes: press the red latch (A) down
and use the laminate recess (B) to pull the cassette drawer
out until it reaches its stop position.
Cassette drawer latch
The cassette drawer can be accessed from either side of
the mattress platform.
Cassette drawer access
The cassette drawer is designed to hold two sizes of x-ray cassette,
A (390mm x 466mm) and B (273mm x 334mm).
Both A and B should be placed flat in the cassette drawer in one of
two positions. These two positions are at 90° to each other.
X-ray cassette positioning options
After loading the x-ray cassette, push the cassette drawer back
under the trolley mattress platform until it latches into place.
The trolley x-ray imaging area covers the total length of the mattress
Mattress platform showing
X-ray cassette drawer, viewed from
head-end with backrest raised
When the cassette drawer is pushed all the way in to its latched position, it is
then centrally located for the entire length of the imaging area, as shown
This central position can be offset by using markers on the cassette
Patients’ left-hand side cassette X-ray cassette drawer, viewed from
head-end, shown in offset position A
There is a black indicator edge (2), which is used to align with drawer
markers A, B and C. For example, when drawer marker A is lined up
with the indicator edge (2) the x-ray cassette edge A is on the boundary of
the imaging area.
To position the cassette drawer longitudinally beneath the
patient: To adjust the cassette tray along the patient’s length,
lift the lever and slide the tray into the desired position.
Release the lever to brake.
X-ray cassette drawer lever
Cassette drawer movement
A recess in the base of the trolley will accommodate a size D, E or
F oxygen cylinder. Rubber pads cushion the cylinder to prevent
unwanted movement. In addition, facilities are provided for the
installation and use of oxygen therapy systems. A short rail
(Medirail) is provided at the head-end of the trolley to
accommodate the flowmeter and injection suction unit. A universal
mounting bracket is installed in the base of the trolley to accept the
suction receiver jar.
Mounting bracket in base of trolley and Medirail at head-end
Refer to User Instruction Leaflet 746-160 for further information
on the oxygen therapy equipment available.
Ensure that the oxygen line does not become entangled or
trapped which could cause damage to the line or loss of
Ensure that when the trolley is operated it does not collide
with the installed equipment, especially at low height.
If the mounting bracket is not already fitted, remove the
plastic cover from the hole in the base cover moulding and
attach the bracket with two 6mm Button Head screws and
nuts using the pre-drilled holes in the base frame.
A full range of accessories is available together with appropriate
attachments. Details will be provided on request. The following
information relates to some commonly used items.
Foot Panel and
Install the foot panel in the square sockets at the end of
the mattress platform, with the clipboard on the outside.
Maximum safe working load 12 kg evenly
To use the monitor table, rotate the clipboard to the
horizontal position. Use the straps to secure the
monitor to the table.
To remove the foot panel, lift it out of the sockets.
Monitor Table installed
or IV Pole
Install the pole in one of the four tubular sockets at the
corners of the platform (1). Make sure the pole cannot rotate
in the socket.
Rotate the two hooks (5) out of their plastic housing.
Do not exceed the maximum safe load of 5 kg.
To adjust the height: Hold the telescoping rod firmly, loosen
the locking collar (2), lift or lower the hooks as required (3)
and re-tighten the locking collar firmly (4).
IV Pole installation and operation
Be careful not to lift the pole out of the socket when raising the hooks.
Storage: Adjust the pole to minimum length and tighten the
locking collar before storing it in the clips on the base of the
or IV Pole
The optional built-in IV pole is located at the head-end of
Do not exceed the maximum safe load of 5 kg.
Lift the pole to the vertical position (1) and allow it to drop
into the tubular socket on the platform (2).
To adjust the height: Hold the telescoping rod firmly,
loosen the locking collar (3), lift or lower the hook as
required (4) and re-tighten the locking collar firmly (5).
IV Pole operation
Be careful not to lift the pole out of the socket when raising the
Storage: Adjust the pole to minimum length and tighten the
locking collar, then lift the pole out of the socket and fold it down.
Wearing suitable protective clothing, clean all surfaces with
a disposable cloth soaked in a neutral detergent and hand hot
Start by cleaning the upper sections of the trolley and work
along all horizontal surfaces. Work methodically towards the
lower sections of the trolley and clean the wheels last. Take
extra care when cleaning areas that may trap dust or dirt.
Rinse with clean water and dry with disposable paper towels.
Allow the cleaned parts to dry before replacing the mattress.
Disinfecting After cleaning the trolley as described above, wipe all
surfaces with sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) at a
concentration of 1,000 parts per million (0.1%) of available
In the case of pooling body fluids, e.g. blood, the
concentration of NaDCC should be increased to 10,000 parts
per million (1%) of available chlorine.
Refer to Huntleigh Healthcare’s Customer Infection Control
Do not use abrasive compounds or pads.
Do not use phenol-based disinfectant solutions.
The following procedures should be carried out every six months
Examine the trolley for obvious signs of damage.
Make sure that all nuts, bolts and other fastenings
are tight and not missing.
Examine the mattress for tears, cuts or abrasions.
Make sure the Velcro tapes are secure. Replace the
mattress if it is damaged.
Check the brakes for efficient operation. Apply the
brakes and push the trolley. If any of the wheels
rotate, the brakes are not working efficiently.
Contact Huntleigh Healthcare or an approved
Check the hydraulic system for leaks. If leaks are
found, contact Huntleigh Healthcare or an approved
Check the operation. A steady firm resistance should
be felt over the full stroke of the ‘raise’ pedals. If the
pedal pressure is variable or yielding, this may
indicate the presence of air in the system and can be
remedied as follows:
Raise the platform to full height and continue
pumping for four or five pedal strokes then
lower the platform fully. Repeat this action
two or three times.
If firm and steady pedal operation is not
restored, contact Huntleigh Healthcare or an
approved service agent.
Check the cassette holder operation. It should slide
easily up and down the length of the trolley. It
should also move freely in and out on both sides of
the deck. If not, contact Huntleigh Healthcare or an
approved service agent.
7. Warranty and Service
Huntleigh Healthcare standard terms and conditions apply to all sales.
A copy is available on request. These contain full details of warranty
terms and do not limit the statutory rights of the consumer.
For service, maintenance and any questions regarding this, or any other
Huntleigh Healthcare product, please contact:
Nesbit Evans Products Division
Woden Road West
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 556 1511
+44 (0) 121 502 2092
or your local distributor
8. Dimensions and Data
A & E Trolleys, models LG55 and NLG55
Height to mattress platform
93 cm (max)
56 cm (min)
Tilt (Max) head down
Tilt (Max) foot down
0 to 87°
Product Weight (approximate)
Safe working load
Model 157016 Replacement Mattress size
195 x 67 x 6.5 cm
The CE mark on these products
demonstrates conformity with
the Medical Devices Directive
Certificate No. 943522
Manufactured in the UK by Huntleigh Healthcare
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