Leader training: Patient lifts and carries

Matt Melissa, Nicolas Romeo
Trip date
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Difficulty rating
WFA or above formal first aid training. We won't have time to go over the basics :(

Disclaimer: this course is only for MITOC trip leaders wishing to spend an evening thinking about and practicing first aid techniques. This is not a formal course, and if you use anything you learned here, you are entirely responsible for its appropriateness.

Handling/lifting/carrying covers a bunch of more or less easy techniques and ideas that’s fun to practice – it can simplify drastically the burden of having to carry a more or less animated bag of meat for a single foot or a few hundred feet.

We will meet at the MITOC office at 7pm on Wed 1/16

We will go over the following points: * What to keep in mind when handling a human? Why would you do that? * Emergency carries: when you don't have time to think * Litters: when should you make one, how do you make one? * Lifts: how to place someone on a stretcher/litter? * How to carry a litter? * Demos and practice: Doors, Obstacles and going down (generalized) stairs

This is a hands-on informal course: you will be expected to play dead, carry other people and be in close physical proximity to other bodies. Come with hiking shoes, and clothes that don't mind too much moping the floor

If you have any other questions about first aid, we can take the opportunity to chat about it.

Food should be provided, TBD


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Jan. 9, 2019, 4:44 p.m.
Signups closed at
Jan. 19, 2019, 6 p.m.
  1. Are you a MITOC leader?
  2. Dietary restrictions?
  3. When and what was your last first-aid (or medical) training?
  4. Did you get to use your first-aid techniques in a real setting?
Signups for this trip are closed.