Flashcards in Chapter 6 - Lifting and Moving Patients Deck (7)
excessive outward curvature of the spine, causing hunching of the back.
Should be performed when there is immediate danger to the patient or rescuer.
Performed with the patient is suffering an immediate life threat and the patient must be moved quickly and transported for care
No immediate threat to life exists in the patient can be moved in a normal manner when ready for transport
Nonurgent to move
Immediate environmental danger to the patient or rescuer, such as:
Fire or danger of fire
Exposure to explosives or other hazardous materials
Inability to protect the patient from other hazards
Indications for an urgent move using the rapid extrication technique include but are not limited to the following:
Altered mental status
In adequate respiratory rate or tidal volume
Indications of shock
Injuries to the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis
Fracture of both femurs