The patient needs to be put in a supine position with the head facing up. Members of the crew can manually lift her into a reclining chair. This can be done by manual lifting by two members of the crew. The arms of the patient are kept close to her body. Alternatively, the patient can be removed out of the house using a patient carry shit that will be handled by four members of the crew. She is latter put on to the stretcher then inside the ambulance.
Suspected overdose may be the possible cause of the overdose. The airway of the patient is cleared and the paramedic crew ensures that he is hemodynamically stable. The recommended procedure for an overdose case is followed by manually lifting the patient. This is done by four crew members onto a transfer board using a draw sheet. The lifting device is recommended for narrow and short stars. The patient is then shifted into the stretcher and put in a recovery position. He can then be transferred to the nearest hospital for further treatment.
A wee thought our plan is needed in such a scenario. Since the patient is on the bed, he should be positioned in a supine posture. He should then be rolled without any movement of the spine to prevent further pain. This method used in this scenario is known as log rolling. The crew members should coordinate and communicate effectively when carrying out this approach. The patient is slowly transferred to an inflated Hover Jack mattress to prevent movement of the back. This is raised to the level of the patients’ bed with the help of a spine board. This is initially put under the patient. Once the patient is on the Hover Jack mattress, this can be used to slide the patient down the stairs, across the floorboards then to the driveway where the ambulance