Flashcards in 3 - Lifting and Moving Patients Deck (10)
lift from a squatting position with weight to be lifted close to the body
gripping with as much hand surface as possible in contact with the object being lifted
Body Mechanics Components
1. Weight of the object/need additional help?
2. Know your limitations
4. Proper foot position
5. Lift using your legs primarily
6. Never turn or twist
7. Do not lean/compensate--keep your back straight, even when lifting with one hand.
8. Keep weight close to your body
9. Use a stair chair on stairs whenever possible
the proper use of the body to facilitate lifting and moving and to prevent injury
When reaching ...
1. Keep back locked straight
2. Avoid twisting and turning
3. Avoid reaching more than 15-20 inches in front of your body
4. Avoid prolonged reaching when strenuous effort is required
one rescuer grips the patient's knees while the other rescuer grips the patient's wrists after reaching under the armpits
direct ground lift
two or more rescuers squat to lift patient from the ground, curl towards their chests, and then lower the patient onto the stretcher
draw sheet method
transferring a patient from a bed to a stretcher using the sheet underneath of them
transferring a patient from a bed to a stretcher by curling the patient towards the rescuer's chest and then lowering onto the stretcher