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Victim Evacuation Techniques

  1. 1. Search & Rescue Victims Evacuation Techniques
  2. 2. <ul><li>Required to evacuate a sick or injured person from an emergency scene to a location of safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Causalities carried carefully and correctly handled, otherwise their injuries may become more serious or possibly fatal. </li></ul><ul><li>Situation permitting, evacuation of a causality should be organized and un-hurried. </li></ul><ul><li>Each movement should be performed as deliberately and gently as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Manual carries are tiring for the rescuer and involve the risk of increasing the severity of the casualty's injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the evacuation techniques that will be least harmful, both to rescuer and the victim. </li></ul>Rescue Drag and Carry Techniques
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tied-Hands Crawl </li></ul><ul><li>Crawling Technique </li></ul><ul><li>One Person Arm Carry </li></ul><ul><li>One Person Pack-Strap Carry </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Fighters Carry </li></ul><ul><li>Two Person Drag (Human Crutch) </li></ul><ul><li>Two Person Carry (by Arms & Legs) </li></ul><ul><li>Chair Carry </li></ul>Types of Drag and Carry Techniques <ul><li>Ankle Pull </li></ul><ul><li>Shoulder Pull </li></ul><ul><li>Blanket Drag </li></ul><ul><li>Two Handed Seat </li></ul><ul><li>Four Handed Seat </li></ul><ul><li>Three Person Carry </li></ul><ul><li>Removal Downstairs </li></ul><ul><li>Making Improvised Stretchers (Shirts, Blanket, Rope) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Place the casualty face up. Cross the casualty's wrists and tie them together. </li></ul><ul><li>Kneel astride the casualty and lift the arms over your head so that the casualty's wrists are at the back of your neck. </li></ul><ul><li>When you crawl forward, raise your shoulders high enough so that the casualty's head will not bump against the deck. </li></ul>The tied-hands crawl may be used to drag an unconscious casualty for a short distance. It is particularly useful when you must crawl underneath a low structure, but it is the least desirable because the casualty's head is not supported. Tied-Hands Crawl
  5. 5. Use a triangular bandage, a torn shirt, etc to tie the casualty's hands together and place them around your neck. This way you can move a person much heavier than yourself. Crawling Technique
  6. 6. <ul><li>Rescuer holding the victim around the victim’s back and under the knees </li></ul>One Person Arm Carry Single rescuer to lift a victim safely by arm carry
  7. 7. <ul><li>Place both the victim's arms over your shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross the victim's arms, grasping the victim's opposite wrist. </li></ul><ul><li>Pull the arms close to your chest. </li></ul><ul><li>Squat slightly and drive your hips into the victim while bending slightly at the waist. </li></ul><ul><li>Balance the load on your hips and support the victim with your legs. </li></ul>One Person Pack-Strap Carry This method is better for longer distances to lift a victim safely.
  8. 8. <ul><li>The victim is carried over one shoulder. </li></ul><ul><li>The rescuer's arm, on the side that the victim is being carried, is wrapped across the victim's legs and grasps the victim's opposite arm. </li></ul>Fire Fighters Carry This technique is for carrying a victim longer distances. It is very difficult to get the person up to this position from the ground. Getting the victim into position requires a very strong rescuer or an assistant
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Start with the victim on the ground. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both rescuers stand on either side of the victim's chest. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The rescuer's hand nearest the feet grabs the victim's wrist on their side of the victim. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The rescuer's other hand grasps the clothing of the shoulder nearest them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pulling and lifting the victim's arms, the rescuers bring the victim into a sitting position. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The conscious victim will then stand with rescuer assistance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The rescuers place their hands around the victim's waist. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For the unconscious victim , the rescuers will grasp the belt or waistband of the victim's clothing. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The rescuers will then squat down. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place the victim's arms over their shoulders so that they end up facing the same direction as the victim. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then, using their legs, they stand with the victim. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The rescuers then move out, dragging the victim's legs behind. </li></ul></ul>For the conscious victim , this carry allows the victim to swing their leg using the rescuers as a pair of crutches. For the unconscious victim , it is a quick and easy way to move a victim out of immediate danger. Human Crutch/Two Persons Drag
  10. 10. Two Person Carry (by arms & legs) <ul><li>Rescuer 1 squats at the victim’s head and grasps the victim from behind at the midsection. </li></ul><ul><li>Rescuer 2 squats between the victim’s knees, grasping the outside of the knees. </li></ul><ul><li>Both rescuers rise to a standing position. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Pick the victim up and place them or have them sit in a chair. </li></ul><ul><li>The rescuer at the head grasps the chair from the sides of the back, palms in. </li></ul><ul><li>The rescuer at the head then tilts the chair back onto its rear legs. </li></ul><ul><li>For short distances or stairwells, the second rescuer should face in and grasp the chair legs. </li></ul><ul><li>For longer distances, the second rescuer should separate the victim's legs, back into the chair and, on the command of the rescuer at the head, both rescuers stand using their legs. </li></ul>Chairs Carry This is a good method for carrying victims up and down stairs or through narrow or uneven areas.  
  12. 12. <ul><li>Grasp the victim by both ankles or pant cuffs. </li></ul><ul><li>Pull with your legs, not your back. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your back as straight as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep the pull as straight and in-line as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep aware that the head is unsupported and may bounce over bumps and surface imperfections. </li></ul>The ankle pull is the fastest method for moving a victim a short distance over a smooth surface. This is not a preferred method of patient movement. Ankle Pull
  13. 13. <ul><li>Grasp the victim by the clothing under the shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your arms on both sides of the head. </li></ul><ul><li>Support the head. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep the pull as straight and in-line as possible. </li></ul>The shoulder pull is preferred to the ankle pull. It supports the head of the victim. The negative is that it requires the rescuer to bend over at the waist while pulling. Shoulder Pull
  14. 14. <ul><li>Place the victim on the blanket by using  the &quot;logroll&quot; or the three-person lift. </li></ul><ul><li>The victim is placed with the head approx. 2 ft. from one corner of the blanket. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap the blanket corners around the victim. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your back as straight as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your legs, not your back. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep the pull as straight and in-line as possible. </li></ul>Blanket Drag This is the preferred method for dragging a victim from confined area
  15. 15. <ul><li>Pick up the victim by having both rescuers squat down on either side of the victim. </li></ul><ul><li>Reach under the victim's shoulders and under their knees. </li></ul><ul><li>Grasp the other rescuer's wrists. </li></ul><ul><li>From the squat, with good lifting technique, stand. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk in the direction that the victim is facing. </li></ul>Two Handed Seat This technique is for carrying a victim to the longer distances. This technique can support an unconscious victim
  16. 16. <ul><li>Position the hands as indicted in the graphic. </li></ul><ul><li>Lower the seat and allow the victim to sit. </li></ul><ul><li>Lower the seat using your legs, not your back. </li></ul><ul><li>When the victim is in place, stand using your legs, keeping your back straight. </li></ul>Four Handed Seat This technique is for carrying conscious and alert victims to moderate distances. The victim must be able to stand unsupported and hold themselves upright during transport.
  17. 17. <ul><li>Reach under the victim and grasp one wrist on the opposite rescuer. </li></ul><ul><li>The rescuers on the ends will only be able to grasp one wrist on the opposite rescuer. </li></ul><ul><li>The rescuers with only one wrist grasped will use their free hands to support the victim's head and feet/legs. </li></ul><ul><li>The rescuers will then squat and lift the victim on the command of the person nearest the head, remembering to use proper lifting techniques. </li></ul>Three or more rescuers get on both sides of the victim. The strongest member is on the side with the fewest rescuers. Hammock Carry
  18. 18. <ul><li>Each person kneels on the knee nearest the victim's feet. </li></ul><ul><li>On the command of the person at the head, the rescuers lift the victim up and rest the victim on their knees. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the patient is being placed on a low stretcher or litter basket: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On the command of the person at the head, the patient is placed down on the litter/stretcher. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the victim is to be placed on a high gurney/bed or to be carried: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At this point, the rescuers will rotate the victim so that the victim is facing the rescuers, resting against the rescuers' chests.  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>On the command of the person at the head, all the rescuers will stand. </li></ul><ul><li>To walk, all rescuers will start out on the same foot, walking in a line abreast. </li></ul>Three Person Carry This technique is for lifting a patient into a bed or stretcher, or for transporting to short distances
  19. 19. Don't try this if you suspect head or spinal injuries or broken limbs. Use a mattress or rug under the person if one is available. Removal Downstairs
  20. 20. <ul><li>While the first rescuer is grasping the litter poles, the second rescuer pulls the shirt off the head of rescuer one. </li></ul><ul><li>All buttons should be buttoned up with the possible exception of the collar and cuffs. </li></ul><ul><li>The rescuers then reverse the procedure and switch sides. </li></ul>Improvised Stretcher This technique requires two poles/pipes strong enough to support the victim's weight and at least two shirts.
  21. 21. <ul><li>Place the blanket down on the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Place one pole approx. 1 foot from the middle of the blanket. </li></ul><ul><li>Fold the short end of the blanket over the first pole. </li></ul><ul><li>Place the second pole approx. 18 inches or 2 feet from the first (this distance may vary with victim or blanket size). </li></ul><ul><li>Fold both halves of the blanket over the second pole. </li></ul>Blanket Stretcher This technique requires two poles and a blanket.
  22. 22. <ul><li>Pass the remainder of the rope through the bights outside of the clove hitches. Dress the clove hitches down toward the closed end of the bight to secure the litter and tie off the ends of the rope with clove hitches. </li></ul><ul><li>Line the litter with padding such as clothing, sleeping bags, empty boxes. </li></ul><ul><li>Make the rope litter more stable by making it about 6 inches wider. After placing the clove hitches over the bights, slide them in (away from the closed end) about 15 centimeters. Take two 3- to 4-meter poles, 8 centimeters in diameter at the butt ends, and slide each pole down through the bights on each side. Dress down the clove hitches against the poles. Take two 1-meter poles, and tie them off across the head and foot of the litter with the remaining tails of the climbing rope. </li></ul><ul><li>Make 24 bights about 45 to 61 centimeters long, starting in the middle of the rope so that two people can work on the litter at one time. </li></ul><ul><li>With the remainder of the rope, make a clove hitch over each bight. Each clove hitch should be about 15 centimeters from the closed end of the bight when the litter is complete. </li></ul>Rope Stretcher
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