use of legs, not back and lifting as close to the patient as possible
10 inches apart
Never reach more than...
15 to 20 inches from the body
Pushing or pulling...
1. Push rather than pull, from the area from the waist to the shoulder
2. Pull through the center of the body by bending at knees.
Lifting an unresponsive patient
lifting a patient with chest pain or dyspnea
position of comfort
lifting a patient with spinal injuries
position for a patient in shock
legs elevated 8 to 12 inches
type of stretcher used to carry a patient through narrow corridors or over rough terrain
flexible stretcher (rescue stretcher)
Posture of patient when the head is elevated, in sitting position
position when the person is laying on their side
position of person laying on side, to help maintain a clear airway.
Position where patient is supine on a surface inclined 45 degrees, with patient's head at the lower end and legs at upper end.