A medical support system comprises a pole for supporting intravenous related medical equipment. The pole has two different diameters to enable it to be interchangeably inserted into a wheeled strand, a wheelchair bracket, and a gurney cart socket. A stop in the stand limits insertion of the pole into the stand, and a locking knob locks the pole to the stand. The pole and the stand are designed to enable the pole to be inserted into and withdrawn from the stand under normal ceilings without having to tip the stand. The wheelchair bracket receives and locks the pole in a manner similar to the stand. The medical support system enables a patient connected to the intravenous related medical equipment to be transported in a wheelchair or gurney cart without also having to transport the stand.