If a patient has an intravenous line and is capable of assisting in the move, you
a. Find another person to move the IV at the same time that you move the
b. Have the patient hold IV during the move.
Remove the IV temporarily to ensure that it does not become dislodged.
d. Increase drip rate of the IV for the duration of the move.
Transport the patient on a stretcher rather than a wheelchair if the patient:
a. Has an IV.
b. Is an outpatient.
Cannot sit or stand for extended periods.
d. Is wearing a cast.
If moving a patient who is of average weight and able to assist, you will
____________________ to move him from a stretcher to a table.
a. Need someone to assist you.
b. Have to seek the help of two other movers.
Be able to transfer the patient by yourself.
d. Use the draw sheet pull method of transfer.
When transferring a patient from a stretcher to an X-ray table, be sure that:
a. The stretcher and table are parallel and that there is no space between them.
b. The wheels are unlocked.
The patient moves his legs first.
d. The stretcher is about three inches lower than the table.