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OEC Chapter-05

5th Edtion OEC Chapter-05

The combination of the patient, and equipment needed to care for the patient, and the device used to transport the patient. Patient Package
A long rectangular board, 16 inches wide by 72 inches long, on which a patient with a spinal injury is placed. Long Spine Board (LSB)
A two-piece device that is slightly concave and has an open center section; is used to transport a patient; also called a "scoop" stretcher. Orthopedic Stetcher
A lightweight device used to transport a patient during a backcountry rescue; sometimes called a "Stokes" stretcher. Basket Stretcher
The passage of a patient from one location to another. Move
A method of moving a patient on the ground to another location. Drag
A sitting position in which the patient's upper body is raised to 45-degrees; is commonly used for the patients who are awake and are not suspected of having a serious injury or illness. Semi-Fowler Position
A sitting position with the patients's body bent at the waist to 90 degrees; is typically used for patients who are experiencing severe breathing problems. High-Fowler Position
A sitting position in which the patient's upper body is raised 45 degrees and the knees are slightly bent; is used often for patients who are experiencing chest pain or a suspected heart attack. Rothberg Position
A position in which the patient's head is lowered 15-30 degrees (below the level of the heart) while the feet are simultaneously raised approximately 15-30 degrees; is generally used for patients who are in shock. Trendelenburg Position
A portable evacuation chair that enables a patient to be transported in a seated position. Stair Chair
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