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bariatric

having to do with patients who are significantly overweight or obese.

2

body mechanics

the proper use of the body to facilitate lifting and moving and prevent injury.

3

direct carry

a method of transferring a patient from bed to stretcher, during which two or more rescuers curl the patient to their chests then reverse the process to lower the patient to the stretcher.

4

direct ground lift

a method of lifting and carrying a patient from ground level to a stretcher in which two or more rescuers kneel, curl the patient to their chests, stand, then reverse the process to lower the patient to the stretcher.

5

draw-sheet method

a method of transferring a patient from the bed to stretcher by grasping and pulling the loosened bottom sheet of the bed.

6

extremity lift

a method of lifting and carrying a patient during which one rescuer slips hands under the patient's armpits and grasps the wrists, while another rescuer grasps the patient's knees.

7

power grip

gripping with as much of the hand surface as possible in contact with the object being lifted, all fingers bent at the same angle, and hands at least ten inches apart.

8

power lift

a lift from a squatting position with weight to be lifted close to the body, feet apart and flat on the ground, body weight on or just behind the balls of the feet, and the back locked in. also called the squat lift position.

9

when pushing or pulling:

push rather than pull, whenever possible.
keep your back locked in.
keep the line of pull through the center of your body by bending your knees.
keep the weight close to your body.
if the weight is below your waist level, push or pull from a kneeling position.
avoid pushing or pulling overhead.
keep your elbows bent and arms close to your side.

10

three situations that may require use of an emergency move

the scene is hazardous.
care of life-threatening conditions requires repositioning.
you must reach other patients.

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examples in which emergency moves may be required include

the required treatment can be performed only if the patient is moves.
factors at the scene cause patient decline.

12

emergency moves, one-rescuer drags

clothes drag.
incline drag.
shoulder drag.
foot drag.
firefighters drag.
blanket drag.

13

emergency moves, one rescuer

one-rescuer assist.
cradle carry.
pack strap carry.
firefighters carry.
piggyback carry.

14

emergency moves, two rescuers

two-rescuer assist.
firefighters carry with assist.

15

non urgent moves

in a non urgent move, the patient is moves from the site of on-scene assessment and treatment onto a patient carrying device.

16

patient carrying devices

power stretcher.
portable stretcher.
scoop stretcher.
basket stretcher.
flexible stretcher.
stair chair.

17

patient immobilizing devices

short spine board.
long spine board.
best type extrication device.

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patient immobilizing devices

short spine board.
long spine board.
best type extrication device.