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EMT 1020 Trauma Exam Study Guide
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French transported patients from battlefields to where physicians could treat them
U.S Civil War
Clara Barton implemented similar service and later helped establish Am. Red Cross
Volunteer battlefield ambulance corps
Medical Direction: On-line
talking directly to the physician
off-line medical direction
following protocols or standing orders (Protocols are lists of individual standing orders
Improving on patient outcomes or evidence-based; Form a hypothesis, Review literature, Evaluate evidence, Adopt the practice if evidence supports it
Lifting and Moving
Body Mechanics are proper techniques to prevent injury. Important components are knowing your limitations, proper communication, positioning feet (flat & shoulder width apart), using legs to lift & locking your back, never turn or twist, using the power lift (hands 10" apart) and power grip, keeping the weight close to your body, and using the proper devise to lift or carry. Raise your upper body before your hips.
is used when the scene is hazardous, the patient has life-threats that require moving them, or you have to move them to access patients who are more critical.
take into account some spinal procedures and are used when you need to move the patient to perform necessary interventions or the patient's condition begins to decline.
are when you have a stable patient and lots of time to perform a move.
used when patient has to be moved through a confined or difficult area
used to immobilize patients with potential spine injury
used for low-high angle rescue
scoops patient with little manipulation
used with patients that need to be or can be moved in a sitting position down stairs
used to move obese or morbidly obese patients
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