Medical responders physical assessment is developed to identify areas of concern relating to the care and transport of patients in need. Examples are physical requirements are picking up a loaded stretcher, and lifting a gurney onto an ambulance.
Aerobic Bicycle Test
Used to determine an individual’s aerobic power (stamina). Score will be assessed on how much aerobic work that can be done per pound of body weight. Three stages of two minutes will be performed, and each stage will have progressively more work. The more work and the lower the heart rate, the higher the resulting score will be.
Arm Curls (60 lbs.)
Standing, straight posture, with feet shoulder width apart, underhand grip, arms straight and holding bar. Bring bar to chest level and back down to complete one lift and do not allow body to swing. Minimum 11; Standard 13; Maximum 23
Squats (100 lbs.)
Standing, straight posture, bar rests comfortably on shoulders, with feet shoulder width apart. Bending at knees until the thighs are parallel to the ground, then standing once again. Minimum 6; Standard 9; Maximum 17
Upright Row (45 lbs.)
Standing, straight posture, with feet shoulder width apart, arms straight and holding bar with overhand grip. Lifting the bar to chest level with elbows higher than your wrists, and back to a straight-arm position. Minimum 11; Standard 13; Maximum 23