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25 Cards in this Set

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Lifting safety precautions
use legs not back
keep weight as close to body as possible
Guidelines for lifting
-consider weight of patient
-know physical ability and limitations
-lift without twisting
-have feet positioned properly
-communicate clearly and frequently w partner
Considerations for emergency patient move
-fire or danger of fire
-explosives or other hazardous material
-inability to protect patient from other hazards at the scene
-inability to gain access to other patients in a vehicle who need livesaving care
-any other situation that has the potential for causing injury
-livesaving care cannot be given because of patient location or postion
Use safe lifting
know or find out weight to be lifted
use at least 2 ppl
make sure enough help is available
use power lift
use power grip
When using the ___ the max amount of force is applied to the grip
power grip
What helps to reduce the risk of back injury?
keep back straihgt and lift with legs
When lifting patient, your feet should be...?
shoulder width apart
At min_____ rescuers should be used to lift a patient?
To reduce the risk of injury you should ______ rather than carry and _______ rather than pull
An urgent move should take place when?
Altered mental status
inadequate breathing
shock (hypoperfusion)
AN emergency move is consdiered for apatient in a vehicle on fire
A cardiac arrest patient should be moved if you cannot preform CPR adequately in the space provided?
An urgent move is used for a patient w signs and symptoms of shock?
an emergency move is used for a patient w a swollen, painful left ankle as long as no danger is present to patient or crew?
The ______ is used to fully imobilize the spine of a patient.
Long backboard
The short backborad is adequate to immobilize a patient complaining of back pain after a fall
An unresponsive patient without a suspected spine injury placed in ____ position.
A pregnant patient should be placed on the ___ side bc the fetus may be occluding the______
vena cava
Wheeled stretcher
most common for moving patients
push feet first
portable stretcher
for 2nd patient
or area where wheeled will not work
uneven ground
scoop stretcher
supine position
Flexible stretcher
no spine injury
just to support weight
has handles
great flexibility in patient handling
Basket strethcer
-for rescue situations
-a long board can b placed in it for spinal immobilization
-can pull w ropes
Stair chair
- carrying down stairs
-or through narrow hallway
Short board
- cant fit longboard but want to immobilize
move immeadiatley to longboard