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EMT Chapter 8: Lifting and Moving Patients

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1. Legs should be spread about 15″ apart (shoulder width).

2. Place feet so that your center of gravity is properly balanced.

3. With your back held upright, bring your upper body down by bending the legs.

4. Grasp the patient or stretcher.

5. Keep your arms the same distance apart as when hanging your arms at each side of your body.

6. Lift the patient by raising your upper body and arms and straightening your legs until you are standing.

7. Keep the weight you are lifting as close to your body as possible.

8. Lifting by extending the properly placed flexed legs is the most powerful way to lift