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12 Cards in this Set

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You are most likely to injure your back when:
reaching a great distance to lift a light object
In preparing to lift a heavy object, which muscles will provide the most power with the greatest degree of safety?
Leg, hip, and gluteal muscles
"The body mechanics principle called ""stacking"" means"
keeping your shoulders, hips, and feet in vertical alignment
What is the proper way to perform a power lift?
lock the back then lift the upper body first.
when performing the squat lift with a weak leg or ankle, you should
place the weaker leg slightly forward of your good leg
When using the one-handed equipment-carrying technique, avoid
leaning to the opposite side
When navigating stairs using a stair chair,
use a spotter to direct and navigate
You need to reposition yourself closer to an object before lifting it if it is farther than _____ from you.
20 inches
When pushing or pulling an object, make sure to
push rather than pull and keep the load between the hips and shoulders.
The use of a rapid extrication technique is most appropriate when:
the scene is unstable and there is a risk of more injury occuring by leaving the patient where he/she is
When performing a two person carry move on a patient, make sure
the emt at the foot faces the other emt while walking backwards. the stronger of the two should be placed at the head. move patient feet first.
When carrying a supine patient on stairs, make sure to
emt at the head leads and walks backwards up the steps. restrain patient's hands and secure them to stretcher to prevent grabbing.