General Principles of Transportation in First Aid Treatment
- The aim of transportation is to enable the victim to reach the destination without deterioration of his condition.
- Do not move a severely injured or ill person unless there is immediate danger to his life or skilled help is not available. That is because moving a casualty may result in aggravation of his or her injury or condition.
- Do not presume that a victim can sit or stand without support.
- If it is possible to wait, it is better to leave the victim undisturbed and send for help. If there is risk or exposure, the victim may be moved to a sheltered place while you wait for help to arrive. If the victim is to shifted to a hospital, arrange for an ambulance.
- If there is a risk to your life at the site of the mishap, move the casualty as quickly as, possible without endangering your life.
- The method of transportation depends on the nature and severity of injury, the distance to be covered, the facilities available, the condition of the road of transportation, and the victim’s build.
- Confirm that everyone involved understands the steps involved in transpiration.