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Chapter 8 Lifting and Moving Patients
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To minimize the risk of injuring yourself when lifting or moving a patient, you should:
keep the weight as close to your body as possible.
When moving a conscious, weak patient down a flight of stairs, you should:
place the wheeled stretcher at the bottom of the stairs and carry the patient down the stairs with a stair chair
To facilitate a safe and coordinated move, the team leader should:
use preparatory commands to initiate any moves.
Which of the following is the MOST appropriate device to use when immobilizing a patient with a suspected spinal injury?
The MOST serious consequence of a poorly planned or rushed patient move is:
injury to you or your patient
An EMT may injure his or her back, even if it is straight, if the:
back is bent forward at the hips
You are attending to a 26-year-old female who is 34 weeks pregnant with her first child. Your patient has been having lower abdominal pains and cramping for the past two hours. In placing your patient on the stretcher and preparing for transport, you should place her:
on her left side
Which of the following statements regarding patient weight distribution is correct?
the majority of a horizontal patient's weight is in the torso
You are attending to a 22-year-old female patient who has overdosed. The patient is unresponsive in an upstairs bedroom. The most appropriate way to bring the patient downstairs is:
secured to a fracture board with the strongest provider at the head end
It is essential that you ____________ your equipment to prevent the spread of disease.
Which of the following conditions or situations presents the MOST unique challenge to the EMT when immobilizing an elderly patient on a long backboard?
abdomina spinal curvature
The _________ is both the mechanical weight-bearing base of the spinal column and the fused central posterior section of the pelvic girdle.
You are attending to a 34-year-old male patient who requires transport to the hospital for assessment of his chronic back pain. The patient weighs over 750 pounds. Your bariatric stretcher has a wider surface area to allow for:
increased patient comfort and dignity
To protect a restrained patient and prevent him from using leverage to break free, the EMT should secure __________.
one arm above the head
The proper technique for using the power grip is to:
lift with your palms up
In contrast to typical wheeled ambulance stretchers, features of a bariatric stretcher include:
increased stability from a wider wheelbase
When pulling a patient, you should extend your arms no more than ________ in front of your torso.
15 to 20 inches
Upon arriving at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, you find a single patient still seated in his car. There are no scene hazards. As you approach the vehicle, you note that the patient is semiconscious and has a large laceration to his forehead. You should:
direct your partner to apply manual inline support of the patients head
Which of the following statements regarding an emergency patient move is correct?
An emergency move is performed before the primary assessment and treatment
As you and your partner are carrying a stable patient down a flight of stairs in a stair chair, you feel a sudden, sharp pain in your lower back. You should:
stop the move and request additional lifting assistance
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