EMS Care Chapter 38 | Lifting and Moving Patients


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

Important Notes

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  •  If you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

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.

Topics for this course

5 Lessons34m 05s

EMS Care Chapter 38 | Lifting and Moving Patients

Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction00:01:50
Lesson 1-Basic Principles of Lifting and Moving00:16:10
Lesson 2 – Equipment and Tools00:05:50
Lesson 3 – Patient Safety00:04:51
Lesson 4 – Chapter Review00:05:24
EMS Care Chapter 38 | Lifting and Moving Patients | QUIZ

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