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    Gurney ops and moving patients

    Hello, How would you transfer a patient on a backboard to the gurney without twisting your back and with only 2 people available? How would you transfer a patient on a gurney and bed sheet where one person is at the head and one person at the feet onto a bed without twisting back? Thanks
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    Lifting for petite people?

    I recently passed my NREMT and I am now beginning to apply for EMT positions. I have struggled with lifting while in my class but I managed to pass all my skills and the NREMT but now that I am applying places I am worried that I wont be able to properly lift. I am 5'2 and 120lbs. Any tips?
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    NEMT vs EMT transportation

    Just a heads up for all EMT's or students out there looking for a NEMT (non-emergency medical transportation) gig, Healthtrans in paramount is hiring now. No EMT license needed, just first aid CPR card. Still working with patients and gurney's o=in IFT setting and experience in working with a...
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    Lifting Advice

    I've recently starting working with an agency that runs 2-person crews. I quickly realized that my lifting ability was a weakness of mine and I'm looking for advice at how to get stronger and more proficient as quickly as possible. Also, what is reasonably expected in terms of physical lifting...
  5. EMTinWA

    Rural Metro West physical strength assessment

    I'm recently certified and seeking my first job. I'm now training to make sure I can pass the physical strength assessment test for Rural Metro. What kind of weight will I be lifting? Palms up? thanks for any insight.