Appendix 2: Log-roll

  • Requires a minimum of 5 people
  • Patients arms by the side or folded across the chest
  • Team leader at head: in-line immobilisation
  • Tallest holding outer shoulder & elbow
  • Next tallest holding pelvis with one hand & other hand scooped under the outer thigh
  • Smallest with both hands scooped, one under the outer knee & the other hand under the lower leg
  • The roles are in unison, controlled by the team leader
  • Back inspection can be performed by a fifth person