Lifting and Moving Patients
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A lifting technique in which the AEMT's back is held upright,
legs bent, and the pt. is lifted when the AEMT straightens the legs to raise the upper body and arms.
A technique in which the stretcher or LSB is gripped by inserting each hand under the handle
the palm facing up and the thumb extended, fully supporting the underside of the handle on the curved palm
the fingers and thumb.
What is the minimum number of people required to lift a pt. that weighs 250 lbs.?
A device that is used to provide support to a pt. who is suspected of having a hip, pelvic, spinal, or lower extremity injury.
- Long Spine Board (LSB)
- Trauma Board
- Long Board
A lightweight folding device that is used to carry a conscious, seated pt. up or down stairs.
A specially designed stretcher that can be rolled along the ground. A collapsible undercarriage allows it to be loaded into the ambulance.
- Wheeled Ambulance Stretcher
A carrying technique in which one AEMT is located at the head end, one at the foot end, and one on each side of the pt.; each of the two AEMTs at the sides uses one hand to support the stretcher so that all are able to face foward as they walk.
The Diamond Carry
A carrying technique in which four or more AEMTs carry the LSB
one hand supporting the weight while all face in the same direction. There should be an equal number of AEMTs on each side of the LSB.
The One-Handed Carrying Technique
A move in which the pt. is dragged or pulled from a dangerous scene before primary assessment and care are provided.
A technique to move a pt. from a sitting position inside a vehicle to supine on a LSB in less than 1 minute when conditions do not allow for standard immobilization.
Rapid Extrication Technique
A lifting technique that is used for pt. lying supine on the ground
no suspected spinal injury.
Direct Ground Lift
A lifting technique that is used for pt. who are supine or in a seated position
no suspected extremity or spinal injury.
A nonurgent move that is a method for moving a pt. from a bed to a stretcher, in which a stretcher is positioned next to the bed and two rescuers move the pt.
Direct Carry Method
A nonurgent move that is a method for moving a pt. onto a stretcher using a sheet on which the pt. is lying.
Draw Sheet Method
A branch of medicine concerned
the management of obesity and allied diseases.
A stretcher with a strong rectangular tubular frame and a rigid fabric stretched across it.
- Portable Stretcher
- Folding Stretcher
What is the most common use of a portable/folding stretcher?
To place a second pt. on the bench seat of the ambulance.
A rigid stretcher commonly used in technical and water rescues that surrounds and supports the pt. yet allows water to drain through holes in the bottom.
- Basket Stretcher
- Stokes Litter
A stretcher that is designed to be spilt into two or four sections that can be fitted around a pt. who is lying on the ground or other relatively flat surface.
- Scoop Stretcher
- Orthopedic Stretcher
A device used to transport a neonate in an ambulance.
An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.
Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.
Degeneration of the spinal column, especially a fusion and immobilization of the vertebral bones.
A disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly, occurring especially in women following menopause and often leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse.
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