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Bariatric

Having to do with patients who are significantly over weight or obese.

Body mechanics

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

Direct carry

A method of transporting 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 ground lift

A method of lifting and carrying a patient from the ground level to a stretcher in which two or more rescuers kneel, curl the patient to their chests, stand, then reverse the process to lower the patient to the stretcher.

Draw- sheet method

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

Extremity lift

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

Power lift

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