Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/First aid/Pack strap carry
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With the pack-strap carry, it is possible to carry a heavy person for some distance. Use the following procedure:
- Place the casualty in a supine position.
- Lie down on your side along the casualty’s uninjured or less injured side. Your shoulder should be next to the casualty’s armpit.
- Pull the casualty’s far leg over your own, holding it there if necessary.
- Grasp the casualty’s far arm at the wrist and bring it over your upper shoulder as you roll and pull the casualty onto your back.
- Raise up your knees, holding your free arm for balance and support. Hold both the casualty’s wrists close against your chest with your other hand.
- Lean forward as you rise to your feet, and keep both of your shoulders under the casualty’s armpits. Do not attempt to carry a seriously injured person by means of the pack-strap carry, especially if the arms, spine, neck, or ribs are fractured.