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The Side-by-Side Lift and Carry: a paradigm shift to save your back or the backs of your employees

Jan 18, 2019

[From JEMS]

Back injuries in EMS are common, and many agencies lack the adjuncts, tools and technology that can help ensure a higher level of safety and injury prevention. So, our goal should be to lift and carry patients the right way, and as safe as possible for all concerned--providers and patients. The purpose of this article is to introduce a more efficient and biomechanically sound manual life/carry procedure for EMS, fire and law enforcement than the traditional one that is in common practice.

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