Chapter 8 EMS education

A long, flat board made of rigid, rectangular material that is used to provide support to a patient who is suspected of having a hip, pelvic, spinal, or lower extremity injury. (also called a spine board, trauma board, and longboard.)
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A stretcher with a strong, rectangular, tubular frame and rigid fabric stretcher across it.Portable stretcher.A technique in which the stretcher or backboard is gripped by inserting each hand under the handle with the palm facing up and the thumb extended fully supporting the underside of the handle on the curved palm with the fingers and thumb.Power grip.A lifting technique in which the EMT's back is held upright, with legs bent, and the patient is lifted when the EMT straightens the legs to raise the upper body and arms.Power lift.A technique to move a patient from a sitting position inside a vehicle to supine on a backboard in less than 1 minute when conditions do not allow for standard immobilization.Rapid extrication technique.A stretcher that is designed to be split into two or four sections that can be fitted around a patient who is lying on the ground or other relatively flat surface.Scoop stretcher ( or orthopedic stretcher)A lightweight folding device that is used to carry conscious seated patient up or down stairs.Stair chair.A specially designed stretcher that can be rolled along the ground. A collapsible under carriage allows it to be loaded into the ambulance.wheeled ambulance stretcher (or ambulance stretcher)The body is laid supine, or flat on the back on a 15-30 degree incline with the feet elevated above the head.Trendelenburg positionThe body is laid supine, or flat on the back on a 15-30 degree incline with the head elevated above the feet.Reverse TrendelenburgHorizontal position with the face oriented upSupineHorizontal position with the face oriented downProneHorizontal position with the right side oriented down.Right lateral recumbent.Horizontal position with the left side oriented down.Left lateral recumbent.A standard patient position in which the patient is seated in a semi-sitting position (45-60 degrees) and may have knees either bent or straight.Fowler's position.