EMS Care Chapter 38 | Lifting and Moving Patients
EMS Care Chapter 38 | Lifting and Moving Patients | Lifting and Moving Patients begins with an introduction to the subject. We subsequently explore in-depth the following lessons:
- Basic Principles of Lifting and Moving Patients
- Equipment and Tools
- Patient Safety
Core Concepts covered :
- To safely lift and move the patient
- To safeguard your physical health
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An Excerpt from the course on Lifting and Moving Patients
Should you push or pull while moving?
A ground rule is, push whenever possible and always choose it over pulling. While pushing or pulling,
- Keep the back locked in.
- Keep the line of pull through the center of the body.
- Keep the weight close to the body.
- If the weight is below your waist, push or pull in the kneeling position.
- Avoid pushing or pulling overhead.
Keep your elbows bent and arms close to your sides.