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Having to do with patients who are significantly overweight

Bariatric

1

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

Body mechanics

2

A method of transferring a patient from bed to stretcher during which two or more rescuers curl the patient to their chests then reverse the process to lower the patient to the stretcher

Direct carry

3

A method of lifting and carrying a patient from ground level and then using the direct carry method

Direct ground lift

4

A method of transferring a patient from bed to stretcher by grasping and pulling the loosened bottom sheet of the bed

Draw-sheet method

5

A method of lifting and carrying a patient during which one rescuer slips hands under the patient's armpits and grasps the wrists, while another rescuer grasps the patient's knees.

Extremity lift

6

Gripping with as much hand surface as possible in contact with the object bring lifted, all fingers bent at the same able and hands at least 10 inches apart

Power grip

7

A lift from the squatting position with weight to be lifted close to the body, feet apart and flat on the ground, body weight on or just behind the balls of the feet, and back locked in. The upper body is raised before the hips.

Power lift