Presentation on theme: "Stretcher Mechanics and Lifting Techniques"— Presentation transcript:
1 Stretcher Mechanics and Lifting Techniques Compiled on MS Power pointImages compiled on adobe photo shop
2 Our MissionOur mission is to inform the EMS professionals and students on how to use a stretcher, and how to work with their bodies in efficient and healthy ways. This may also help others change the way they practice.
4 DisclaimerThe information and recommendations contained on this web-site have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable. The students and Inver Hills Community College make no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the correctness, sufficiency, lack of copy-written materials or completeness of such information or recommendations.No animals or Andrews were hurt in the making of this project.
5 Our OfficeInver Hills Community College EMS Education training ambulance.
6 The StretcherThis is a Ferno stretcher, model 35-A Mobile Transporter.This is the foot, and this is the head.HeadFoot
7 The Main LeverThis lever must be used to raise and lower the stretcher.It is located at the foot of the cot.
8 Side Lever Side lever is used to raise and lower the stretcher. Chad says, “Works great with one person!”
9 Side Rail Pull the pin to raise and lower the side-rail. Make sure that the side-rail is down when putting the patient onto the cot.
10 Head LeverSqueeze this lever to raise and lower the head of the stretcher.Chad says, “Make sure to use two hands when lowering the patient’s head.”
11 Shock PositionFeet up mechanism, press the release tab on the patients’ right.
12 Confined Space Release To shorten the length of the cot, pull back on the slide locks to lower the front portion.
13 The Safety LatchPrevents the stretcher from rolling out of the ambulance by accident.
14 Unloading Unloading the stretcher. When unloading the stretcher with a patient make sure a person is there to grab the under-carriage, ensuring that it is fully extended and locked.
15 Loading Loading position. Chad says, “Make sure that two people are present, one to lift the under-carriage and one to pull the lever and push.”
16 The Stretcher-Traveling This is the position that the stretcher should be in when you are transporting the patient to and from the ambulance.
17 Lowest PositionThis is the stretcher in its lowest position.
18 Head Up Position This is the cot in the head up position. This is key in helping patients with respiratory distress.Also a position of comfort for patients suffering from many ailments.
19 Confined SpaceConfined space function.Works great in elevators
36 Stretcher LockThis secures the stretcher while in the ambulance.
37 Patient care while enroute the spacious area in the ambulance.
38 The Authors Top Row: Deidre Jones Nick Hommez Bottom row: Andrew HultingChad Seiger
39 Dave scolding us for poor lifting Our instructorHe taught us failure in the class room was the biggest success, where else can you learn to do it right?
40 The EndThis was made to inform and teach those who wish to learn about basic stretcher and body mechanics. It’s a learning tool and reference, so please feel free to make any comments and/or suggestions to the site manager.Chad says, “Learning is good.”