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LIFTING AND MOVING

LIFTING AND MOVING

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LIFTING AND MOVING

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  1. LIFTING AND MOVING

  2. Protecting Yourself Body mechanics • Protecting Your Patient Emergent moves Non-emergent moves

  3. Body Mechanics Consider the following before moving: • The object • Your limitations • Communication

  4. Rules to follow to prevent injury • Position your feet properly • Use legs not the back • Never turn or twist • Do not compensate when lifting with one hand

  5. Methods to prevent injury • Power Lift (rising) • Power Grip • Reaching • Pushing or pulling

  6. PROTECTING YOUR PATIENT Emergency Moves • The scene is hazardous • Care of life-threatening conditions requires repositioning • You must reach other patients

  7. Move the patient along the long axis of the body when possible • Emergency Moves are reserved for emergencies as they do not provide protection for the neck and spine

  8. Urgent Moves

  9. Non-urgent moves • Cot • Stair chair • Spine Boards • Canvas • Scoop • Basket

  10. Moving • Suspected spinal injury Manual Stabilization maintained until immobilized on LSB C-Collar

  11. Patient with no suspected spine injury • Extremity lift • Direct ground lift • Draw-sheet method • Direct carry

  12. Patient positioning • Recovery position • Position of comfort • Fowler’s or semi-Fowler’s position • Trenedelenburg

  13. Moving patient from cot to bed