Dear EMS1 Member,
Despite all of the advances in technology and medical knowledge in EMS, one of our baseline functions is still to move patients around. To that end, it's surprising how little attention we pay to lifting and moving patients.
In this in-depth report, we put patient handling devices under the microscope. Several of our columnist experts weigh in with their thoughts on patient handling, while another speculates about various options available to EMS personnel. We asked our Facebook community what their best patient handling calls were, and also offer a video that provides safety tips on using your bariatric unit.
— The EMS1 Team