Figure 3-23. Placing a casualty on a long spine board.
e. The middle bearer releases his hold on the casualty's hip, grasps the near
edge of the spine board, and slides it against the casualty. He then releases the
board, reaches across the board, grasps the far edge, and holds the board in place so
it will not slip as the casualty is placed on the board. (If another soldier is available, he
can slip the spine board under the casualty without the bearer releasing his hold on
f. The bearers slowly lower the casualty's side, allowing the casualty's back to
rest on the spine board. The first bearer turns the casualty's head to keep it in
alignment with the spine.
g. The bearers secure the casualty's body to the spine board with patient
securing straps and cravats (figure 3-24).
Figure 3-24. Casualty secured to a long spine board.