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Mastering Patient Handling: Move Patients of Any Size – Safely and Easily

CAPCE Accredited Continuing Education Course teaching emergency care providers how to avoid injury while performing the job’s most dangerous task – lifting and moving patients.

Master Patient Handling Course
Patient Handling

A High-Risk Task for Emergency Care Providers

It’s no coincidence that providers are getting hurt the most in the area they are usually trained the least.


of the NAEMT educational standards document pertains to patient handling


of EMS providers wish they had more training on how to safely lift bariatric patients


of EMS providers think that they are most likely to sustain an on-the-job injury from lifting a patient

Master the Art of Patient Handling

Distribute the Mastering Patient Handling: Move Patients of Any Size – Safely and Easily at your department today so personnel can practice the tools and techniques that will help them have longer and healthier careers.

Effective Equipment Usage

Inadequate training can lead to underuse of patient-handling equipment within EMS teams.

Avoiding Outdated Techniques

Without proper training, there's a risk of relying on outdated techniques, contributing to chronic pain and injuries among providers.

Optimizing Return on Investment

Regular training ensures that departments make the most of their investments in equipment, preventing them from going unused.

Enhancing Personnel Skills

Regular training empowers personnel with the knowledge of how and when to effectively use patient-handling equipment.

1.5-Hour CAPCE-Accredited Course

Here’s What Providers Will Learn

Module 1
Straight Arm Carry 2

Core Principle of Safe Patient Movement

Traditional training materials often present conflicting information regarding proper ergonomic practices and patient movement techniques. In contrast, these core principles are consistently applicable to all patient movements.

Learn the core principles that are the foundation of safe and easy patient handling.

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Module 2

Lifting and Assisting Patients

Frequently, individuals who require help with lifting are unclothed, wet, and in a confined area. Worse yet, conventional techniques for lifting these patients involve little more than a bed sheet, at best.

Learn how to safely and professionally lift patients of any size, and in any scenario.

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Module 3
Three Provider Carry 2

Carrying Patients

You likely carry patients during every shift and probably already know all the tricks of the trade. But many of these common practices contradict the core principles of safe patient movement and may lead to micro-trauma that could jeopardize your career in the long run.

Learn how to carry patients without unnecessarily risking your own health and well-being.

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Module 4

Transferring Patients

Think that transferring a patient from the stretcher to a hospital bed with nothing but a drawsheet is good enough? Think again. This leads to exponential compressive forces on the provider's spine and can easily be avoided without adding extra time or required steps.

Learn scientifically validated methods to reduce compressive and shear forces when transferring a patient.

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Module 5
Extrication Equipment

Extricating Patients

Navigating stairs with a patient is one of the most technically challenging and dangerous maneuvers a provider will perform on an average shift. If your patient contraindicates the use of a stair chair, do you know how to safely navigate a staircase without carrying them?

Learn how to avoid carrying patients on stairs and how to professionally extricate patients from non-ground-level floors.

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Module 6
stretchers and accessories

Stretcher Operation

The modern-day stretcher has changed significantly from its predecessor. Have you adapted to these changes and changed the way you use it at the same pace?

Learn how the best practices for using the modern-day stretcher.

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Module 7
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Bariatric Patients

We all know there are special medical interventions to consider when caring for a bariatric patient. But traditional training doesn't teach the special considerations and techniques that should be implemented when moving this patient demographic.

Learn how to entirely avoid lifting and carrying bariatric patients and simple techniques to make the requirements movement easier and safer.

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“I watched the first couple of modules, as well as the Bariatric considerations so far. It is truly outstanding.”

Andrew Jaeger, Battalion Chief
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Mastering Patient Handling Course