Presentation on theme: "1 GWGVFD Probationary Training Session #3 Revised 11/2008 (This presentation developed in part with content provided by Germantown Volunteer Fire Department)"— Presentation transcript:
1 GWGVFD Probationary Training Session #3 Revised 11/2008 (This presentation developed in part with content provided by Germantown Volunteer Fire Department)
2 Session 1: Orientation Session 2: Ambulance Inventory, Oxygen and BSI Session 3: Cot & Stair Chair Operations –Cot Lifting Safety –Stair Safety w/ Backup Person Session 4: Review & EMS Inventory Test Session 5: Fire Apparatus & Inventory Session 6: Ropes, Knots & Tools Session 7: Hoses, Ladder & Review Session 8: Review & Fire Inventory Test Session 9: Review & Probationary Test Contents
3 Session 3 Cot & Stair Chair Operations Objectives: By the end of the session the student will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the following requirements: I. The use and mechanical working of the Ferno 35A Transporter. II. The use and mechanical working of the Stryker Stair Pro Stair Chair.
4 Session 3 Cot & Stair Chair Operations Tips Before Practice: Use unloaded before you attempt to lift one with weight on it Gradually increase the weight before attempting to lift a person. Lift from the ends not from the sides. The person at the head ALWAYS gives the lift commands. Constant communication between you and your partner is very important. Avoid lifting with your back, make a conscious effort to push with your leg muscles. Make eye contact with your partner, announce, “Ready to lift” and following his/her acknowledgment, “LIFT”. There will be very heavy patients to lift, ASK FOR HELP. Model 35-A Mobile Transporter and the Stryker Stair Pro Stair Chair. Back injuries are one of the most common causes of early retirement from the fire service. LIFT WITH YOUR LEGS, NOT WITH YOUR BACK!!!!!
5 Session 3 Cot & Stair Chair Operations Ferno 35A Transporter The Ferno Model 35-A Mobile Transporter, Multi-Level, Roll-In Cot combines the benefits of a multi-level cot with the easy loading of a roll-in style cot. Some Features Include: - Lightest cot available with a 500 pound (227 kg) load capacity - Built-in shock frame and fully adjustable gas-assist backrest to enhance patient care - Sturdy X-frame undercarriage is easily raised by second EMT during loading - Simple to operate and permits eight levels of height adjustment - Safety U-bar & hook holds the Transporter at the rear of the ambulance during unloading. - Low foot-end lifting frame enables shorter EMTs to get better leverage when lifting. - Head-end drop frame and foot-end lead handle for improved EMT control/maneuverability - Adjustable backrest angle from 0 to 75 degrees allows patient to be comfortable - Lubrication-free, easy-roll wheels allow for greater cot mobility
6 Session 3 Cot & Stair Chair Operations Stair Chair A Stair Chair is an Essential piece of equipment for evacuation of disabled or injured persons from multi-level facilities in emergency situations Some Features Include: - Innovative Stair-TREAD™ system allows controlled movement down stairs without lifting -Extendable head and foot end lift handle design supports proper ergonomic lifting technique, while improving line of vision and creating more personal space between operators and patient -Front caster wheels maximize mobility in tight spaces Folds to compact size for convenient storage
7 GWGVFD Probationary Training Session #3 (Questions ???)