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The extremity lift would NOT be appropriate to use on a patient:
with a deformed humerus
Dez find??? pg 1306
What is the MOST appropriate method to use when moving a patient from his or her bed to the wheeled stretcher?
draw sheet method
An EMT may injure his or her back, even if it is straight, if the:
back is bent forward at the hips
In most instances, you should move a patient on a wheeled ambulance stretcher by:
pushing the head of the stretcher while your partner guides the foot
Which of the following statements regarding the neonatal isolette is correct?
The isolette serves to keep the neonate warm and protects from excess handling
An unrestrained patient is sitting in his car after an automobile crash. He is conscious and alert, has no visible trauma, and is complaining of neck and back pain. Before removing him from his car, you should:
apply a cervical collar and immobilize him with a vest-style device
You and your partner enter the residence of an elderly couple, both of whom are found unconscious in their bed. There is no evidence of trauma. As you begin your assessment, you and your partner notice the smell of natural gas in the residence. Which of the following should be your MOST appropriate action?
Rapidly remove the patients from their residence using a blanket or clothes drag
When carrying a patient up or down stairs, you should avoid:
using a wheeled stretcher whenever possible
You should not attempt to lift a patient who weighs more than 250 lb with fewer than _______ rescuers, regardless of individual strength
four
General guidelines for carrying a patient on a stretcher include:
constant communication with your partners
A 56-year-old female is found supine in a narrow hallway of her mobile home. She complains of severe weakness and dizziness, and states that she is unable to walk. There is no evidence of trauma and the patient states that she did not fall. How should you and your partner move this patient to a more spacious area?
extremity lift
Which of the following is the MOST appropriate device to use when immobilizing a patient with a suspected spinal injury
long backboard
To minimize the risk of injuring yourself when lifting or moving a patient, you should:
keep the weight as close to your body as possible
In which of the following situations is an emergency patient move indicated?
The EMT is unable to protect the patient from scene hazards.
The FIRST rule of safe lifting is to
keep your back in a straight, vertical position.
A folding or portable stretcher is MOST beneficial when:
a second patient must be transported on the squad bench of the ambulance.
The _________ is both the mechanical weight-bearing base of the spinal column and the fused central posterior section of the pelvic girdle.
sacrum
Prior to applying medical restraints to a combative patient, you should:
evaluate the patient for potentially correctible cause of combativeness, such as head injury, hypoxia, or hypoglycemia
Which of the following steps is NOT proper procedure when performing an emergency move?
lifting the patient by the belt to move him or her
Which of the following MOST accurately describes the correct position of the EMTs who are executing the diamond carry technique?
one at the head, one at the feet, and one on each side of the patient's torso