I’ll just say this, that’s not the proper way to move someone with a neck injury. If you are not trained in any kind of medical assistance, don’t touch someone that needs medical treatment! Most patients with neck or spine injuries become much worse due to being moved improperly than it could have been.
To the untrained, do not attempt to move a patient if …
- They are leaking clear (or transparent white) fluids from their ears.
- They sustained a neck or spine injury.
- They sustained a traumatic head injury – unless it has been confirmed their skull is not cracked and you provide proper head support when being moved.
Just stay with the injured person and call medical assistance. There was one case a year or so ago that I recall where the patient suffered a spinal injury, their friend put her into their passenger seat and drove to the hospital. All the movement and bouncing around essentially severed her spine and made her paralyzed from what she could’ve otherwise recovered from.
Also, just another piece of minor advice. Try to avoid swarming the injured person. There was one case I’ll try to keep vague … An innocent civilian was accidentally crushed by a tank while chilling in his truck. So many people surrounded this person trying to help them that it made the medical professionals jobs that much harder, especially when everyone wants to try throwing in their two cents. Stay at a distance, if they need help they’ll say so.