Outdoor Skills - First Aid

Spinal Injury

support there head



If victim is sitting up, support their head between your arms and gently lean them backward - making sure you keep their head and neck immobilized - if you must go for help, stabilize the head on both sides with objects

Tell victim not to move!


Note: Spinal injuries can be difficult to evaluate. Some indications are pain over neck or spine, inability to move arms or legs, tingling or numbness in arms or legs, inability to wiggle toes or to feel your touch on soles of feet. If you suspect a spinal injury-- whether you are certain or not -- be cautious!

Do not move victim unless victim is in a dangerous place.

In most cases, you should just stabilize the victim and wait for proffessional help to arrive.

 

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