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The _________ is both the mechanical weight-bearing base of the spinal column and the fused central posterior section of the pelvic girdle.
When a person is standing upright, the weight of anything being lifted and carried in the hands is FIRST reflected onto the:
When the shoulder girdle is aligned over the pelvis during lifting:
An EMT may injure his or her back, even if it is straight, if the:
The FIRST rule of safe lifting is to:
Which of the following statements regarding the power lift is correct?
The proper technique for using the power grip is to:
Which of the following statements regarding patient weight distribution is correct?
General guidelines for carrying a patient on a stretcher include:
To minimize the risk of injuring yourself when lifting or moving a patient, you should:
Which of the following MOST accurately describes the correct position of the EMTs who are executing the diamond carry technique?
When carrying a patient on a backboard up or down stairs:
When carrying a patient up or down stairs, you should avoid:
Which of the following is the MOST appropriate device to use when immobilizing a patient with a suspected spinal injury?
In order to facilitate a safe and coordinated move, the team leader should:
With proper technique, you and your partner should be able to safely lift a patient who weighs up to ______ lb.
You should not attempt to lift a patient who weighs more than 250 lb with fewer than _______ rescuers, regardless of individual strength.
You and your partner respond to the scene of a 49-year-old male with acute abdominal pain. As you enter his residence, you find him lying on the floor in severe pain. He is conscious and alert. The patient appears to weigh in excess of 350 lb. Your FIRST action should be to:
As you and your partner are carrying a stable patient down a flight of stairs in a stair chair, you feel a sudden, sharp pain in your lower back. You should:
When pulling a patient, you should extend your arms no more than ________ in front of your torso.
When using a body drag to pull a patient who is on the ground, you should:
To avoid injury when pushing a patient or other object, you should:
Which of the following statements regarding an emergency patient move is correct?
In which of the following situations is an emergency patient move indicated?
Which of the following steps is NOT proper procedure when performing an emergency move?
You and your partner enter the residence of an elderly couple, both of whom are found unconscious in their bed. There is no evidence of trauma. As you begin your assessment, you and your partner notice the smell of natural gas in the residence. Which of the following should be your MOST appropriate action?
Which of the following situations would require an urgent patient move?
A critical aspect of the rapid extrication technique is to:
Upon arriving at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, you find a single patient still seated in his car. There are no scene hazards. As you approach the vehicle, you note that the patient is semiconscious and has a large laceration to his forehead. You should:
Situations in which you should use the rapid extrication technique include all of the following, EXCEPT:
When performing the rapid extrication technique to remove a patient from his or her vehicle, you should:
The MOST serious consequence of a poorly planned or rushed patient move is:
A 56-year-old female is found supine in a narrow hallway of her mobile home. She complains of severe weakness and dizziness, and states that she is unable to walk. There is no evidence of trauma and the patient states that she did not fall. How should you and your partner move this patient to a more spacious area?
In which of the following situations would a direct ground lift be the MOST appropriate method of moving a patient?
The extremity lift would NOT be appropriate to use on a patient:
The direct carry is used to transfer a patient:
What is the MOST appropriate method to use when moving a patient from his or her bed to the wheeled stretcher?
Which of the following conditions or situations presents the MOST unique challenge to the EMT when immobilizing an elderly patient on a long backboard?
An 81-year-old female fell and struck her head. You find the patient lying on her left side. She is conscious and complains of neck and upper back pain. As you are assessing her, you note that she has a severely kyphotic spine. What is the MOST appropriate method of immobilizing this patient?
In most instances, you should move a patient on a wheeled ambulance stretcher by:
In contrast to typical wheeled ambulance stretchers, features of a bariatric stretcher include:
A folding or portable stretcher is MOST beneficial when:
You have two patients who were involved in a motor vehicle crash when their SUV struck a tree—one with neck and back pain, and the other with a deformed left femur. The patient with the deformed femur states that he does not want to be placed on a hard board, nor does he want a collar around his neck. What is the MOST appropriate and practical method of securing these patients and placing them into the ambulance?
An unrestrained patient is sitting in his car after an automobile crash. He is conscious and alert, has no visible trauma, and is complaining of neck and back pain. Before removing him from his car, you should:
The MOST appropriate carrying device to use when moving a patient across rough or uneven terrain is the:
Which of the following statements regarding the scoop stretcher is NOT correct?
When moving a conscious, weak patient down a flight of stairs, you should:
Which of the following statements regarding the neonatal isolette is correct?
It is essential that you ____________ your equipment to prevent the spread of disease.
Prior to applying medical restraints to a combative patient, you should: