TRANSPORTING AN INJURED PERSON
Check the Injury before Moving the Person
If your loved one is injured and the injury involves his or her neck or back, DO NOT move your loved one unless absolutely necessary. Call for professional medical emergency services or 9-1-1.
Make Sure the Injured Person Has to be Moved
If the injured person must be pulled to safety, for example, he or she is lying in a public place, move the person to a safer or less busy area slowly and carefully. Pull the person’s body gently lengthwise, not sideways. If possible, slide a coat or blanket under the person and pull the coat/blanket as the way of moving the person.
Moving an Injured Person
Placing an injured person on a blanket:
If the injured person must be lifted:
Wait until the appropriate emergency medical personnel arrive on the scene.