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Emergency Rescue and Transfer


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Emergency Rescue and Transfer

  1. 1. Emergency Rescue and Transfer
  2. 2. Emergency Rescue • Is a procedure moving a victim from a dangerous to safe place. • The procedure of moving a victim from a safe place to a safer place is called Emergency transfer.
  3. 3. Indication for Emergency Rescue • • • • • • • Danger of fire and explosion. Danger of toxic gases or asphyxia. Serious traffic hazard Danger of electrocution Danger of collapsing wall Exposure to cold or intense weather condition Risk of drowning
  4. 4. Basic Principles of Emergency Rescue and Transfer Rescue 1. Ensure or maintenance of an open airway. 2. Control of severe bleeding. 3. Moving victim as one unit and in proper body position. 4. Methods of ERT should be safe, comfortable and fast. 5. Check victim's condition regularly before, during and after the ERT.
  5. 5. 6. Immobilization of injured body parts before extrication and transfer 7. Taller first aider must stay at the head part of the victim.
  6. 6. Criteria for Selection of Methodsof Transfer of Transfer 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Nature and severity of the Injury. Size of the victim. Physical capabilities of rescuer. Availability of equipment. Evacuation route. Distance of the place where the victim will be transferred.
  7. 7. Method’s of Transfer
  8. 8. One-man assist 1. 2. 3. 4. Assist to walk Pack strap carry Fireman’s carry Piggyback carry 1. 2. 3. 4. Inclined drag Blanket drag Fireman’s drag Clothes drag
  9. 9. Two-man carry 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Two-man assist to walk Two-man carry by extremities Two-man fireman’s carry with assistant Two-man hand as litter two-man four hand seat
  10. 10. Three-man carry 1. Bearer’s along side 2. Hammock carry
  11. 11. Four/Six/Eight-man carry 1. Blanket 2. Use of stretcher 1. Improvise stretcher 2. Military stretcher 3. Ambulance stretcher 3. Use of long spinal board 4. To load and unload in an ambulance
  12. 12. Things to consider 1. Move only the victim if his ABC’s are stable. 2. As much as possible, let the victim move on his own. 3. Always ask the permission of the victim and keep him informed. 4. Observe ergonomics in lifting and transfer.