Transport of Injured Persons

An injured person may be removed to shelter by the following methods:

A. Support by a single helper

B. Hand seats

C. Stretcher

D. Wheeled transport

After the appropriate First Aid treatment has been given, the following principles of transport must be kept in mind:

1. The position assumed by the casualty or in which he has been placed, must not be disturbed unnecessarily.

2. Throughout the transport a careful watch must be kept on:

a. The general condition of the casualty.

b. Any dressings, etc. that may have been applied

c. Any recurrence of haemorrhage.

3. The transport must be safe, steady and speedy.