(4) Continue to secure the casualty by bringing the strap around the back of
the board, over the casualty's unsecured shoulder, down and under his armpit, through
the top hole on that side of the board, down the back of the board, through the lower
hole, and across the casualty's lap.
(5) Secure the end of the second body strap to the buckle of the first body
strap. Both shoulders are secured to the top of the board's body and the bottom of the
board is secured to the casualty's waist (see figure 2-8).
f. Secure Casualty's Wrists. If the casualty is unconscious, place the
casualty's wrists together in his lap and tie them together loosely with a cravat. Make
sure the cravat does not interfere with blood circulation.
g. Position Long Spine Board. Once the casualty has been partially
immobilized with the short spine board, position him on a long spine board. If a long
spine board is not available, use a wide plank or similar object.
(1) Have the assistant obtain the long spine board and open the vehicle
door on the opposite side of the casualty. If the casualty is located on the driver's side
of the front seat, for example, the assistant will open the door on the passenger's side of
the front seat.
(2) Have the assistant position the long spine board flat on the seat
perpendicular to the casualty.
(3) Have the assistant slide the long spine board on the seat until the end of
the board is against the casualty's buttocks.
(4) Tip the casualty slightly and have the assistant continue to move the
board until the end of the long spine board is beneath the casualty's buttocks. This will
make it easier to place the casualty on the long spine board.
h. Lay Casualty on Long Spine Board. Turn the casualty in the seat so his
back is toward the opened door (back toward long spine board) and lay him on the long
(1) Check the casualty's feet. If they are tangled up in the pedals, move the
feet until they are free.
Turn the casualty by working in unison with the assistant.
(a) Grasp his upper body area (under his arms). Do not grasp the
short spine board when moving the casualty.
(b) Have the assistant grasp the casualty's lower legs.