First Aid & Safety Tips : How to Logroll an Injured Person for First Aid

You know, preparing a victim of an accident
or an injury for transportation or transport to a local hospital or medical facility is
a very important maneuver that should be learned by people that are going to maneuv, maneuver,
or move people that have been victims. Hi, I’m Captain Joe Bruni, and what we’re going
to talk about is how to logroll a patient that has a suspected spinal injury, for transport
to a medical facility or hospital. Normally, this procedure would take a minimum of three
individuals or three rescuers. The first rescuer would maintain cervical spine control by placing
both hands on each side of the head. Another rescuer would be located somewhere up in the
abdominal area, and the sec, and the third rescuer would be located somewhere down near
the hip, thigh, or pelvic region area. We would maintain spinal control, and bring our
spine board or long board in place alongside the patient and lay it flat. We would then
logroll the patient on the count of three; one, two, three, roll them over; maintaining
spine control, place the board underneath, and then roll them back; maintaining spine
control at all times, and then buckle them in place, to be lifted and transported to
the medical facility or hospital. Maintaining control of that spinal or cervical region
is very important with suspected spinal cord injury, to avoid paralysis. I’m Captain Joe
Bruni. Stay safe, and we’ll see ya’ next time.