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Chapter 8 Questions
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on her left side
you are attending to a 26-year-old female who is 34 weeks pregnant w her first child. Your patient has been having lower abdominal pains and cramping for the past 2 hours. In placing your patient on the stretcher and preparing for transport, you should place her?
secured to a fracture board w the strongest provider at the head end
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?
injury to you or your patient
The most serious consequence of a poorly planned or rushed patient move is?
The _____ is both the mechanical weight-bearing base of the spinal column and the fused central posterior section of the pelvic girdle.
one arm above the head
To protect a restrained patient and prevent him from using leverage to break free, the EMT should secure?
direct your partner to apply manual in-line support of the patient's head.
Upon arriving at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, you find a singe patient still seated in his car. There are no scene hazards. As you approach the vehicle, you not that the patient is semiconscious and has a large laceration to his forehead. .You should?
15 to 20 inches
When pulling a patient, you should extend your arms no more than ____ in front of your torso.
An emergency movie is performed before the primary assessment and treatment
Which of the following statements regarding an emergency patient movie is correct?
It is essential that you ____ your equipment to prevent the spread of disease
keep the weight as close to you body as possible
To minimize the risk of injuring yourself when lifting or moving a patient, you should:
Abnormal spinal curvature
Which of the following conditions or situations presents the most unique challenge to the EMT when immobilizing an elderly patient on the long backboard?
back is bend forward at the hips
An EMT may injure his or her back, even if it is straight, if the:
use preparatory commands to initiate any moves
To facilitate a safe and coordinated move, the team leader should:
the majority of a horizontal patient's weight is in the torso
Which of the following statements regarding patient weight distribution is correct?
stop the move and request additional lifting for assistance
As you and your partner are carrying a stable patient down a flight of stirs in a stair chair, feel a sudden, sharp pain in your lower back. You should:
place the wheeled stretcher at the bottom of the stairs and carry the patient down the stairs with a stair chair.
When moving a conscious, weak patient down a flight of stairs, you should:
increased patient comfort and dignity
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 weights over 750 pounds. You bariatric stretcher has a wider surface area to allow for:
Which of the following is the most appropriate device to use when immobilizing a patient w a suspected spinal injury?
increased stability from a wider wheelbase
In contract to typical wheeled ambulance stretchers, features of a bariatric stretcher include:
lift w your palms up
The proper technique for using the power grip is to:
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