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A: Equipment for lifting and moving

 

1.   Folding stretcher.

 

a.    When would this stretcher be used?

 

 

 

b.    What safety considerations are there with this stretcher?

 

 

 

c.    What tests should you do on this stretcher before use?

 

 

 

d.    Are there any considerations to patient care that need to be made when using this stretcher?

 

 

 

2.   Basket stretcher.

a.    When would this stretcher be used?

 

 

 

b.    What safety considerations are there with this stretcher?

 

 

 

c.    What tests should you do on this stretcher before use?

 

 

 

d.    Are there any considerations to patient care that need to be made when using this stretcher?

 

 

 

 

3.   Scoop stretcher.

 

a.    When would this stretcher be used? 

 

 

 

b.    What safety considerations are there with this stretcher? 

 

 

 

 

c.    What tests should you do on this stretcher before use?

 

 

 

d.    Are there any considerations to patient care that need to be made when using this stretcher?

 

 

 

 

4.   Kendrick extrication device.

 

a.    When would this device be used?

 

 

 

b.    What safety considerations are there with this device?

 

 

 

c.    What tests should you do on this device before use?

 

 

 

d.    Are there any considerations to patient care that need to be made when using this device?

 

 

 

 

5.   Stair chair.

 

a.    When would this device be used?

 

 

 

b.    What safety considerations are there with this device?

 

 

 

c.    What tests should you do on this device before use?

 

 

 

d.    Are there any considerations to patient care that need to be made when using this device?

 

 

 

6.   Wheelchair.

 

a.    When would this device be used?

 

 

 

b.    What safety considerations are there with this device?

 

 

 

c.    What tests should you do on this device before use?

 

 

 

d.    Are there any considerations to patient care that need to be made when using this device?

 

 

 

 

7.   Spinal board.

 

a.    When would this device be used?

 

 

 

b.    What safety considerations are there with this device?

 

 

         

 

c.    What tests should you do on this device before use?

 

 

 

 

d.    Are there any considerations to patient care that need to be made when using this device?

 

B. Using Manuals

 

Manufacturers of equipment for lifting and moving patients produce manuals which provide important information about the products they sell. Access the users’ manual for the Ferno model 71 basket stretchers, which should have been provided to you at the time you received this workbook. Answer the following questions.

 

1.    What is the Maximum Load Limit for the model 71 stretcher in kilograms?

 

 

 

2.    What is the minimum number of trained operators when using this stretcher?

 

 

 

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Complete the following table for maintaining the stretcher.

 

 

Procedure

Each use

As needed

Each month

Disinfecting

 

 

 

Cleaning

 

 

 

Inspecting

 

 

 

 

 

4.    What is the procedure for disinfecting and cleaning the stretcher?

 

 

 

 

5. List six (6) things to look for when inspecting a 71-S stretcher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. What is the minimum number of the correct restraints that can be used on the stretcher?

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Why is it essential to use restraints when operating the stretcher?

 

 

 

C. Musculoskeletal disorders

 

1.    What percentage of compensable injuries are caused by musculoskeletal or manual handling injuries?

 

 

2.    Why is it important to keep a straight back and lift by bending the knees?

 

 

3.    For each of the following examples, identify three (3) items that can contribute to musculoskeletal disorder.

 

a.    Common work related actions (patient handling tasks).

 

 

b.    The work environment.

 

 

c.    Physical characteristics of a patient.

 

 

d.    Non-physical (including cognitive and behavioural) characteristics of a patient.

 

 

e.    Characteristics of the individual worker.

 

 

f.     The work organisation.

 

D. Patient movement

 

1.    When using a stretcher or spinal board, why is it import to travel in the direction of the feet?

 

 

 

2.    What is the difference between lifting and moving people, compared to lifting and moving static objects?

 

 

 

3.    As you go to place a patient on a stretcher, you notice that the straps are broken. How would you secure the patient?

 

 

 

4.    What materials can be used to improvise a lifting device to move someone from an area that may be dangerous?

 

 

 

5.    List three (3) things that you would monitor during the lifting or moving process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.    You are starting to lift a patient onto an ambulance stretcher using a scoop stretcher, when the patient cries out in pain. What would you do?

 

 

 

 

7.    While removing a patient on an ambulance stretcher, you have to travel a short distance over rough ground. What steps would you follow to achieve this in the best possible way?

 

 

 

8.    List five (5) things that you need to consider before moving a patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.    List the steps you should take before safely lifting or moving a patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.You discover a patient is too heavy for the pole stretcher you have. What would you do?

 

 

 

 

 

11.Why is it important to reassure a patient during any movement?

 

 

 

 

 

12.What WHS policies and procedures are relevant to the movement of patients?

 

 

 

 

E. Patient Transport

 

1.     List four (4) tasks you must complete at the beginning of a shift.

 

 

 

 

 

2.     When starting a shift, list the steps you would take to ensure the vehicle is safe.

 

 

 

 

 

3.     List four (4) tasks you must complete at the end of a shift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.     List the tasks you should complete after transporting a patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.     What are the standard precautions that all patient transport personnel should follow?

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.     How would you manage the following hazards?

 

a.    The safety straps on a stretcher are contaminates with body fluids.

 

 

 

 

 

b.    A patient with MRSA (Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

 

 

 

 

 

c.    A wheel on a stretcher is broken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

d.    A patient has a number of items of luggage, including flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

e.    A patient is coughing continuously.

 

 

 

 

 

f.     There is uneven concrete when you are loading and unloading patients into the vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.     Describe the procedures for cleaning equipment and contaminated surfaces in a non-emergency patient transport vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.     List four (4) vehicle faults that you may be able to identify and fix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.     When would you not attempt to fix vehicle faults?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.  Identify four (4) occasions when you would no longer continue to drive the vehicle for safety reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

11.  When should you notify the receiving facility of your plans and why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.  List three (3) items that receiving facilities may need to know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.  List three (3) people that may need to accompany a patient during transport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.  List three (3) ways you might drive a vehicle which would avoid exacerbating a patient’s condition.

 

 

 

 

 

15.  List three (3) things you might do to drive the vehicle in a low risk manner.

 

 

 

 

 

16.  Why is it important to communicate with a patient during transport?

 

 

 

 

17.  How would you monitor factors likely to cause delays during transport?

 

 

 

 

18.  What is your organisation policy on restraint of patient during transportation?

 

 

 

 

 

19.  What is your organisation policy on patient care during transportation?

 

 

 

 

 

20.  What is your organisation policy on disposal of pharmacological products?

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.  Under State/Territory legislation, when may a driver of an emergency vehicle not have to comply with the road rules?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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