Lifting, moving, and positioning patients - Kendrick Extrication Device (KED)



Students will identify the principles of moving patients. They will be able to decide when it is appropriate to move a patient and in which way. Body mechanics and lifting techniques will be explained and demonstrated to students. Students will practice and demonstrate the proper techniques used to help immobilize patients found in a seated position and remove them from a vehicle.

Lesson Time

2 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Public Services
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will describe the principles of moving patients.
  • Students will demonstrate proper lifting techniques.
  • Students will define body mechanics.

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