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1 OSHA Training Institute 1 Litter Bearer Training OSHA Training Institute – Region IX University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Extension

2 OSHA Training Institute2 Objectives To describe the basics of litter preparation, deployment and carries. Discuss commands used to move litters Discuss the loading procedures for litters

3 OSHA Training Institute3 Prepare the Litter Open the litter Lock the spreader bars (one at each end of litter). Use your foot, to avoid getting your fingers or hand pinched.

4 OSHA Training Institute4 2-Person Carry For short carries around a tent, or between tents, or around a tight corner or obstacle Only up to seconds Anything longer: 4 person Carry

5 OSHA Training Institute5 4-Person Carry Place casualty on litter Secure patient to litter with litter straps Designate a litter team leader Litter team leader should be at patient’s Right shoulder, which is best for monitoring patient’s condition. Patient usually moved feet first. Leader is in charge of making sure all work and move in unison

6 OSHA Training Institute6 4-Person Carry

7 OSHA Training Institute7 Commands “Prepare to Lift” “LIFT” “4-man carry, MOVE” “Lower, LITTER”

8 OSHA Training Institute8 Litter Post Carry Use over rough terrain, to steady the litter Also used to rotate a litter, such as going from downhill to uphill carry. To change direction of movement, begin in litter post position. Front & back bearers release the litter, the middle bearers rotate the litter and themselves.

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10 10 Uphill & Downhill carries For stairs or hills Move feet first when going downhill. Especially important for head injuries. When going up hill, move patient head first, in direction of travel.

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12 OSHA Training Institute12 Vehicle Loading Always follow instructions of driver Usually load casualties head first Load most seriously injured last Make sure litter straps are on Unload casualties in reverse order from loading, most seriously injured is unloaded first.

13 OSHA Training Institute13 Summary There are standardized litter deployment and carries. Follow standardized commands when moving litters Follow loading procedures for litters given by the loadmaster or driver


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