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power lift

lift from a squatting position with weight to be lifted close to the body

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power grip

gripping with as much hand surface as possible in contact with the object being lifted

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Body Mechanics Components

1. Weight of the object/need additional help?
2. Know your limitations
3. Communication
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

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body mechanics

the proper use of the body to facilitate lifting and moving and to prevent injury

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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

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Extremity lift

one rescuer grips the patient's knees while the other rescuer grips the patient's wrists after reaching under the armpits

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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

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draw sheet method

transferring a patient from a bed to a stretcher using the sheet underneath of them

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direct carry

transferring a patient from a bed to a stretcher by curling the patient towards the rescuer's chest and then lowering onto the stretcher

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shock position

supine position--do not lower head or raise legs. this position allows for maximum blood flow throughout the body with minimal resistance from gravity