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Chapter 3

Lifting and Moving Patients

bariatric having to do with patients who are significantly overweight or obese
body mechanics the proper use of the body to facilitate lifting and moving and prevent injury
direct carry a method of transferring a patient form 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
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
draw-sheet method a method of transferring a patient from bed to stretcher by grasping and pulling the loosened bottom sheet of the bed
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
power grip gripping with as much 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
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. the upper body raised before the hips
What constitutes an emergency move? the scene is hazardous, care of life-threatening conditions requires repositioning, you must reach other patients
What constitutes an urgent move? required treatment can only be performed only if the patient is moved, factors at the scene cause patient decline
Created by: caitlyncrum
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