b. Place Casualty on Litter.
Place the litter next to and parallel with the casualty.
Prepare to lift the casualty.
(a) If three people (bearers) are available, one bearer places his hands
under the casualty's back and waist; the second places his hands under the casualty's
hip and the calf of the uninjured leg; and the third places his hands under the traction
(b) If only two people are available, one bearer slips his hands under
the casualty's back and waist and the other bearer slips his hands under the casualty's
thighs and calves.
(3) Upon commands of the leader, the bearers lift the casualty in unison,
move the casualty over the litter, and lower the casualty onto the litter in unison.
c. Secure Splint Support to Litter Bar.
Place the bottom of the splint support (stirrup) in the groove on the litter
Turn the cam and lock the splint support firmly in place.
d. Lift the Litter. Lift the litter using the appropriate litter carry and evacuate the
casualty. Litter carries are presented in Subcourse MD0001, Evacuation in the Field.
SECURE THE SPLINT SUPPORT TO THE LITTER USING A ROLLER
If you do not have a litter bar, the splint support (stirrup) can be secured to the
litter using a roller bandage or similar material.
a. Place the casualty onto the litter so the splint support is on the canvas bed of
b. Secure the end of the roller bandage to the outside of the splint support
where the splint support meets the outer rod of the splint. (See figure 3-6 A).
c. Bring the roller bandage down over the near litter pole and encircle the pole
close to the canvas bed with two turns of the bandage.