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Other Helpful Tips
- Straighten your back
- Bend at your knees
- Keep your arms close to your body
- Lift with your legs
- COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PARTNER
One Operator Review
- There is a red lever on the side of the pram that will release the wheels allowing one person to raise or lower the pram.
- This function is NOT to be used with a patient on the pram for any reason!
- You can also load an empty pram with one person in the ambulance.
- Lift the pram, making sure the wheels are off the ground; doing this allows the wheels to unlock.
- Using the wheels on the ground, lower the pram to the level of the wheels, and then release the red lever. This will lock the pram in the lowest position.
- Lift the empty pram, and slide it into the patient compartment.
- Lock it in place.
Patient Safety Pearls
- Always be aware of your surroundings while moving.
- Watch for anything that can catch your pram’s wheels; i.e. rocks, uneven pavement, dirt, or your partner’s size 15 boots.
- Don’t push the pram sideways; much higher likelihood of tipping it.
- Let your center of gravity work for you.
- Don’t elevate the pram higher than it has to go.
- Keep a hand on the pram at all times!