Manual in-line stabilisation (MILS)

"Manual in-line stabilisation” (MILS) is the recommended approach for an injured Rugby player who may have a head or neck injury.

It simply describes the rescuer using his hands and forearms to cocoon the injured player’s head and neck and make an assessment of DR ABC in greater detail.

The various stages and practical aspects of DR ABC and MILS are explained in later chapters relevant to various injuries.

Performing MILS

Dr Andrew Smith demonstrates the initial approach and the importance of MILS