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Lifting and moving patients
What are 6 steps to remember when lifting. (Skills Drill 6-1)
1. Tighten your Back in its normal upright position.
2. Spread your legs apart 15"
3. With arms extended down each side of the body (palms up)
4. Adjust your orientation and position
5. Reposition your feet
6. With the arms extended downward
Where do you position the most amount of weight, when lifting?
Always keep the weight that your lifting as close to your body as possible.
What are principles of safe reaching and pulling?
- Your back should always be locked and straight, not curved or bent laterally, and you should avoid twisting.
- During pulling, you should extend your arms no more then 15" to 20" in front of your torso.
When should you use an emergency move?
1. When there is some potential danger, and you and the pt must move to a safe place to avoid possible harm or death.
2. The presence of fire, explosives, or hazardous materials
3. Gain access to others in a vehicle that need lifesaving care.
4 If you cannot properly assess the pt or privide immediate critical emergency care because of the pt's location or position.
What are the four dragging methods?
1. Emergency clothes drag
2. Blanket drag
3. Arm drag
4. Arm to arm drag
When would it be necessary to use an urgent move, when moving a pt.
1. An altered level of consciousness
2. inadequate ventilation or shock (hypoperfusion)
3. Extreme weather condition.
Table 6-2 Situations in which to use the Rapid extrication technique.
- The vehicle or scene is unsafe
- The pt cannot be properly assessed before being removed from teh car
- The pt needs immediate transport to the hospital
- The pt needs immediate intervention that requires supine position
- The pt is blocking the EMT-B's access to another serously injured pt.
How many EMT's needed to perform a rapid extracation technique
3 knowledgeable and practiced in the precedure
(you should not use a rapid extracation if no urgency exists)
Figure 6-16 One- rescuer drags, carries and lifts
1. Front cradle
2. Fire fighters drag
3. One-person walking assist.
4. Fire fighter carry
5. Pack strap
When should you use a Direct ground lift?
The direct ground lift is used for pts with no suspected spinal injury who are found lying supine on the ground.
When transfering a pt. What method would you use for a bed to stretcher transfer?
Draw sheet method
What device is used for moving a pt threw a narrow hall?