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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 10 Rescue Awareness and Operations Topics Phases and Aspects of Rescue Operations PPE Needed for Rescue Operations Types of Rescues Process of Various Rescues Introduction Rescue is the act of delivering from danger or imprisonment. In EMS, rescue means extricating and/or disentangling the victims who will become your patients. Role of the Paramedic The role of EMS in rescue varies from area to area. Some areas may require training beyond the awareness level. In general, all paramedics should have the proper training and personal protective equipment (PPE) to allow them access to the patient, to provide assessment, and establish incident command .(Awareness Level) Rescue is a dangerous activity, and safety is the number one priority. Personal protection equipment can minimize risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Rescuers Protective Equipment Helmets - Should be on every Amb. Eye protection Hearing protection Respiratory protection Gloves Flame protection Personal flotation devices Lighting Hazmat suits Wilderness protection As a minimum, rescuers should have the following equipment available: Patient Protection Eye protection Hearing and respiratory protection Protective blankets Protective shielding Safety Procedures Steps in curbing heroics and maintaining optimum safety include: Rescue SOPs (the key to safe practices) Crew assignments Preplanning Dangerous techniques should be practiced frequently. Rescue Operations Phase OneArrival and size-up Phase TwoHazard control Phase ThreePatient access Phase FourMedical treatment Phase FiveDisentanglement The first step of a rescue operation is arrival and scene size-up.arrival and scene size-up....
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course PAR 100 taught by Professor Alan during the Spring '10 term at Miramar College.

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