Adopted February 20, 2010

Persons confined to a litter for prolonged periods (greater than 30 minutes) are at risk of developing “for real” medical problems.

Any person confined to a litter for a period greater than 30 minutes shall be subjected to actual monitoring of vital signs to include, but not limited to: an accurate estimation of pulse, blood pressure, body temperature, and mental status. These vital signs shall be assessed every 30 minutes.

Persons who have been confined to a litter for a period of time greater than 30 minutes, whether as part of field exercise or a mock rescue, shall undergo an evaluation by a competent individual when they are unpackaged.