Cot Operations: Patient Lifting Tools
- CAPCE Course ID: 22-ACME-F3-0301
- Time: 30 Minutes
- Format: Video
- CAPCE Credits: 0.5
- Price: $5.00
- Practice Area(s): MFR/EMR, EMT, and Paramedic
- Category: Preparatory
This course is designed to increase EMS personnel and patient safety when lifting and loading patients during cot operations. This course describes the biomechanics related to patient loading and unloading and the specific risk factors that increase the EMS provider’s likelihood of back injury. Studies have shown powered cots and loading systems reduce the incidents of back injury due to both acute and cumulative trauma. This course will discuss the proper use of the Stryker Power Pro XT cot and the Stryker Power-LOAD cot fastening system and how they greatly reduce the potential for injury to EMS providers and increase patient safety.
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