b. Raise the casualty's arm that is nearest to you above the casualty's head.
c. Adjust the casualty's legs so that they are together and straight or nearly
d. Place one of your hands under the casualty's head and neck.
e. With your free hand, reach across the casualty's back and grasp the casualty
under the arm (far armpit area).
f. Pull steadily and evenly toward yourself, keeping the head and neck in line
with the torso.
g. Roll the casualty as a single unit. The head and neck should stay in line.
h. Once the casualty is rolled onto his back, place his arms at his sides.
This method of rolling the casualty is used to minimize further injury to the
casualty's spine in case he has suffered an injury to the head, neck, or back.
OPENING THE CASUALTY'S AIRWAY
When a casualty becomes unconscious, all of his muscles may relax. This
relaxation may cause the casualty's tongue to slip to the back of his mouth and block his
airway. Removing the blockage and opening the airway may allow the casualty to
resume breathing on his own. Two methods of opening the casualty's airway are the
head-tilt/chin-lift method and the jaw thrust method. If you suspect that the casualty has
suffered a neck or spinal injury, use the jaw thrust method.
Even if the casualty is still breathing, positioning the airway will allow him to
If you see something in the casualty's mouth (foreign material, loose teeth,
dentures, facial bone, vomitus, and so forth) that could block his airway, use
fingers to remove the material as quickly as possible.
a. Head-Tilt/Chin-Lift Method.
Do not use this method if a spinal or neck injury is suspected.
Kneel at the level of the casualty's shoulders.
(2) Place one of your hands on the casualty's forehead and apply firm,
backward pressure with the palm of your hand to tilt the head back.