rss
39

First Aid – Emergency Transfers

There are essentially two types of emergency transfers. One involves the necessity of moving a victim to a place of safety and away from the site of the accident. The other transfer is when you must bring the victim to medical attention.

            

There are essentially two types of emergency transfers. One involves the necessity of moving a victim to a place of safety and away from the site of the accident. The other transfer is when you must bring the victim to medical attention.

               

When you have to move the victim for safety reasons, you must do so quickly but without moving any body parts if at all possible.

Follow these first-aid procedures:

  • If you have the time, check the victim for injuries. Sometimes, despite the danger of the location (for example, a busy highway), first aid measures such as artificial respiration must be applied. If you can control situations such as bleeding, then you can begin the transport.
  • If the injury requires a splint, try to do so before attempting to move the victim. If there isn’t time for a splint, try to hold the injured limb in place as you move the victim.
  • If the injury is to the head, back, or pelvis (hip area) you must try to transport the victim in a lying-down position.
  • If you are by yourself and must transport the victim alone, there are a few recommended procedures. If you must pull the victim, grab hold under the armpits and tug the victim along a straight line. Do not pull or push the victim sideways. Take advantage of the body’s natural lines and pull the victim in line with the spine. Pulling the victim can be made easier if you can insert a blanket underneath him. The blanket reduces friction and makes movement less of a strain. If a blanket isn’t available, use a piece of cardboard or even your shirt.
  • If you feel that you can lift the person, and if the injury is not to the head, spine, or pelvic region, place one hand under the victim’s knees and the other around the waist. Bend your knees, grasp the victim and, pushing up with your legs, lift the victim. This way you not only have a secure hold of the victim, but you reduce the likelihood that you’ll strain your back.
  • If the victim’s injury is such that he is still able to walk with some assistance, stand next to the victim and place his nearest arm around your shoulders. Hold him around the waist with your nearest arm to assist his movements. If the injury is to the leg, stand on the same side as the injury.
  • If there is someone else available, place the victim between the two of you, with his arms around your shoulders.
  • Sometimes the victim is injured in a chair and unable to move. Actually, this will make any transfer easier. Get another person to help you as you take the front feet of the chair and your assistant holds the chair’s back. Tilt the chair and victim back and then lift the chair. Carry the victim to safety or medical attention.

More Articles From Giftarist
Unhooking The Fishhooks
First Aid – Prevent Heatstroke
Travel First Aid Kit
Alcohol Abuse – First Aid?
First Aid for Shock
The Important First Aid
First Aid for Nosebleeds

Popular Searches:

Want to earn money by writing articles, Sign up and earn now

Want to have extra income just by reading articles, Click here

Want to have extra income just by viewing ads, Click here

Want to have extra income just by adding friends, Click here

20
Liked it
RSSComments: 39  |  Post a Comment  |  Trackback URL
  1. Your article is really helpful. Thanks

  2. Great article. Important information I am glad you shared. Hopefully none of us finds ourselves in such a situation.

  3. Very informative and well written article, thanks for sharing.

  4. vey important to know, can save lives!
    :D

  5. Another fine bit of writing cheers for the tips.

  6. Excellent sharing,

    I like it, keep writing more.

  7. very useful share

  8. Helpful and practical article, thanks. Clicked you “liked it”

  9. This article reminds me that I need to brush up on my first aid knowledge. Thank you.

  10. An essential article for all. Thanks!

  11. Very useful article.

  12. This is a very good post

  13. Great advice.

  14. Wwo. A very valuable addition to my general knowledge. Thumbs up !!

  15. Very well done.

  16. First aiders really do help a lot.

  17. Brings me back the first aid training sessions in our place.

  18. Good article. I really don’t know how the first aiders feel about their job. They must be very cautious.

  19. Good article. I really don’t know how the first aiders feel about their job. They must be very cautious. Stumbled it for you.

  20. This article is really helpful. You never know what will happen to our relatives or anyone. This might come in handy.

  21. Nice illustrations to go with the article. You have made great pointers here.

  22. Most of the time – if accidents do happen, people will only stare at the injured person and just brings panic to the victim.

    Of course, if there’s no training granted, people can’t aid the injured person.

  23. I can see that you’re an excellent first aider dude. Retweeted your work.

  24. Almost there – my first aid badge. Ha ha.

  25. Nice subject but many people definitely know this stuff. Sorry.

  26. Well presented article. And you know, its helpful and useful for many.

  27. I have to agree with Ann on this one, but certainly you did a fine job on the illustration and how you presented this one.

  28. Great article indeed!

  29. Very Well Written , Thanks For Sharing.

  30. A very informative article on first aid, and the basics that we should all know.
    Fantastic

  31. Thank you for those practical tips. You never know when you might need them.

    Christine

  32. A very informative share on first aid. Thanks!!

  33. great article. I think we should all have to have some form of first aid training.

  34. Thank goodness for EMTs and ambulances. What would we do without them? It’s comforting to know they are only a phone call away.

  35. Thank you so much for this information. I agree that we should have some frist aid training so that we can help people before the EMTs arrive.

  36. Very helpful post, kabayan. Living a life on the rush always necessitates training such as this in case of accidents.

  37. Helpful informative post, well done.

  38. - Create basic awarness to the people -

  39. thanks, basic but usefull information.

RSSPost a Comment
comments powered by Disqus
-->