Ergonomics – EMS
Duration: 1 Hour
Geared for Emergency Medical Responders, the program educates the participants on the physiology of the low back when performing material handling maneuvers as well as practical solutions for every day ergonomic situations experienced by EMS personnel.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand the physiology of the low back in relation to lifting practices;
• Review of common material handling practices inherent with EMS operations, (treatment, carrying equipment, stretchers, chairs, riding in vehicles) and methods to reduce the exposure to low back injury.
Participant Profile:
EMS personnel and supervisors.