Moving A Victim

Sometimes it is necessary to move a victim to safety or to a medical facility. Moving a victim can be done in a variety of ways. The safest way is to carry the victim on a stretcher fashioned from poles and blankets. If the victim can walk, put one arm around their waist and with your other arm hold their arm around the back of your neck. This can also be done with two people supporting the victim. If the victim cannot walk, place your arms under their armpits and drag the victim. If another person is present, he or she can pick up the legs. If you are alone, and you have the strength, try to carry the victim in your arms.

Do not move a victim with a suspected spinal injury unless it is necessary to get the victim out of danger. If this is necessary, stabilize the injured part so that it does not move and make the injury worse.