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If you don’t know that prone positioning can cause great bodily harm or death in some patients, you don’t belong in EMS
The clinical, cognitive and potential risk considerations in lift-assists, which are more complex than we realize
EMS training gaps in lifting practices, medical measuring and monitoring, and providing compassionate care put patients and providers at risk
“I am not willing to give our health for him,” Sacramento Firefighter Timothy John Keyes wrote on Facebook, according to a disciplinary letter
Emergency crews evacuated 87 residents from a nursing home in Porter as floodwaters began to seep into the home
Use the right equipment and enlist extra personnel to help transport bariatric patients out of their homes and into the ambulance while keeping their safety top of mind
I still regret a euphoric comment to my partner after lifting a morbidly obese patient
Bariatric patients may present with dehydration, malnutrition and surgical site complications in the days and weeks after a bariatric surgery procedure
First responders from Fayette EMS and Murrysville Medic One are heading to a staging area in Georgia to support rescue and evacuation efforts as Hurricane Dorian approaches
Pre-oxygenate, evaluate for LEMONS and position a patient of any size correctly to help secure an airway
Community paramedicine communication with patients, their family members and the local crews can eliminate obstacles and improve patient care for bariatric patients
In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the challenges that come with assisting bariatric patients, including logistics, equipment needs and provider attitudes
Please take a couple moments to answer these multiple-choice questions, which will help us capture how your agency is staying up to date on training for EMS treatment of bariatric patients
Most EMS provider back injuries result from lifting patients – do you know how to position your body to minimize your risk?
Responders worked together for 7 hours to extricate and transport a woman weighing 840 pounds
Alkan Air makes plane doors wider and purchased a mechanical lift to transfer patients weighing over 350 pounds
Lifting more than 51 pounds from the floor can lead to injuries, and EMS must increase training for proper lifting techniques
Use this method to identify landmarks as an alternative to the sternal notch placement of electrodes for acquiring a 12-lead ECG
It took a bariatric litter, a bariatric rig and a lot of manpower to move the patient experiencing a medical emergency
Transports of obese patients has gone from 24 trips in 2004, to more than 1,000
Moving heavy patients can lead to injuries but these specialized tools can help
The new unit includes a ramp and pulley system, and a cot that can hold up to 1,600 pounds
From safety to cleanliness, lift gates help streamline the process of handling obese patients
The old ways of lifting and moving patients can really hurt EMS providers and cut short a promising EMS career
Comprehensive approach is necessary to address problem without harming patients or providers