First Aid Man

Transporting an Injured Person

TREATMENT If injury involves neck or back, DO NOT move victim unless absolutely necessary. Call for professional medical help. If victim must be pulled to safety, move body lengthwise, not sideways. If possible, slide a coat or blanket under the victim:

  1. Carefully turn victim toward you and slip a half-rolled blanket under back.
  2. Turn victim on side over blanket, unroll, and return victim onto back.
  3. Drag victim head first, keeping back as straight as possible.
If victim must be lifted: A. Support each part of the body. Position a person at victim’s head to provide additional stability. Use a board, shutter, table top or other firm surface to keep body as level as possible.