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BLANKET DRAG.―The blanket drag can be used to remove a casualty who is so seriously injured that the person should not be lifted or carried by one

Figure 13-23.―Fireman's carry.

Figure 13-24.―Tied-hands crawl.

person alone. Place the patient on his or her back on a blanket, and pull the blanket along the floor, deck, or ground. Always pull the casualty head first, with the head and shoulders slightly raised.

CHAIR CARRY.―The chair carry can often be used to move a sick or injured person away from a position of danger. This is a particularly good method to use when you must carry a person up or down stairs or through narrow, winding passageways. It must never be used to move a person who has an injured neck, back, or pelvis.

ARM CARRIES.―Several kinds of arm carries can be used in emergency situations to move a casualty to safety. Figure 13-25 shows how one person can carry the casualty alone. Never try to carry a person this way unless the casualty is considerably smaller

Figure 13-25.―Arm carry.

than you are because you can carry them only a short distance using this method.

The two-person carry, shown in figure 13-26, can be used in some cases to move a casualty. Do not use it to carry a casualty who has serious wounds or broken bones.

A two-person arm carry that can be used in emergencies is shown in figure 13-27. Two people kneel beside the casualty at the level of the hips, and carefully raise the casualty to a sitting position. Each person puts one arm under the casualty's thighs; hands are clasped and arms are braced. Both people then rise slowly and steadily to a standing position. This carry must not be used to move seriously injured persons.



   


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