Chapter 5 Introduction to Outdoor Emergency Care Vocabulary
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a lightweight device used to transport a patient during a backcountry rescue sometimes called a stokes stretcher.
the proper use of body movement in daily activities to prevent problems associated with posture.
the act of taking or supporting the movement of a person from one location to another.
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.
an area used to land a helicopter for a fixed winged aircraft. The landing zone is a temporary runway.
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.
the passage of a patient from one location to another.
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
the combination of the patient, any equipment needed to care for the patient and the device used to transport the patient.
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.
a portable evacuation chair that enables a patient to be transported in a seated 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.