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Lesson 4 Carrying

and Transporting an
Injured Person
Objectives:
1. Identify the different types of carrying and transporting of an injured person
2. Demonstrate proper techniques in carrying and transporting an injured person

Activity 1
How will you bring me to a
safe place

An injured needs your help. You are to


bring her to a safe place. How are you
going to do that? Study the situations and
determine the kind of transport that
should be used.

No. of first
aider

Available
materials

Status of
injured person

None

Unconscious, has no
injury on arm, leg,
rib, neck and back

None

Unconscious

Pass underneath
a low structure

None

Unconscious

Transport the victim


up the stairs

Malong

Experiencing a very
serious injury and
should
not be lifted

None

Unconscious
Very small

None

Unconscious
Fat

Classroom
chairs and
tables

Unconscious
No injury on neck,
back
or pelvis.

None

Unconscious

None

Unconscious

Must do

Carry the victim


down stairs

Injured person will be


carried on his back or
Face.

Kind of
transport

Different Kinds of Transport

Transporting an injured person to a safer place


requires great care. A first aider must undergo
proper training. When doing this, a first aider
must consider the following
factors:
a. Weight and height of the victim
b. Status of the victim (conscious or
unconscious)
c. Environment (safe, floor is smooth, narrow or
wide)
d. Special need considerations (injuries of the
victims)

ONE-MAN
TRANSPOR
T

Firemans Carry
- the easiest way to transport a light and smaller victim.

Piggy Back
when the victim is conscious

Pack Strap Carry


- when the victim is smaller than the first
aider

Shoulder Drag
used when the floor is smooth, short distance
transport.

Firemans Drag or Tied-hands Crawl


- used when first aider and victim must crawl
underneath a low structure .

Blanket Drag
- used when the victim is seriously injured and should
not be lifted.

Two-man
Carry

Chair or Seat Carry


when there are two first aiders
and a chair is available

Three
or
More-Man
Transport

Hammock Carry
when there are three first aiders

Bearer Alongside Carry


carriers will stay on the uninjured side of the
victim.

Activity 20 Pick and Carry


The class will be divided into groups with 3-4
members. One from your group
will act as victim. The teacher has prepared
strips of paper in which the different types of
carrying and transporting the victim are written.
You will pick three and demonstrate the
proper techniques.

Process questions:

1. Which among the techniques do you find the


easiest and the most difficult? Why?
2. What fitness components are needed by a
first aider or rescuer in transporting a
victim to a safer place?
3. What are the things to consider in
transporting a victim?

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