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Chapter 5 Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care Vocabulary

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Basket stretcher
a lightweight device used to transport a patient during a backcountry rescue sometimes called a stokes stretcher.
Body mechanics
the proper use of body movement in daily activities to prevent problems associated with posture.
Carry
the act of taking or supporting the movement of a person from one location to another.
Drag
a method of moving a patient on the ground to another location.
High fowler position
a sitting person with the patient's body bent at the waist to 90 degrees is typically used for patients who are experiencing sever breathing problems.
Landing zone
an area used to land a helicopter for a fixed winged aircraft. The landing zone is a temporary runway.
Lift
the act of raising a person from a lower position to a higher position.
Long spine board
a long rectangular board 16 inches wide by 72 inches long on which a patient with a spinal injury is placed.
Move
the passage of a patient from one location to another.
Orthopedic stretcher
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
Patient package
the combination of the patient, any equipment needed to care for the patient and the device used to transport the patient.
Rothberg position
a sitting position in which a patients upper body is raised to 45 degrees and the knees are slightly bent is used often for patients who are experiencing chest pain or a suspected heart attack.
Semi fowler position
a sitting position in which the patient's upper body is raised to 45 degrees is commonly used for patients who are awake and are not suspected of having a serious injury or illness.
Stair chair
a portable evacuation chair that enables a patient to be transported in a seated position.
Trendelenburg 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.
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