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Extrication and Rescue Temple College EMS Professions
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General Principles All operations include 7 basic steps Form a mental picture of how the operation will be carried out
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Size-Up Begins at moment of dispatch; continues throughout rescue In route: Think through the steps Decide what you are going to do first When you arrive: Avoid being caught up in the situation Step back, survey scene
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Size-Up Safety Are there potential hazards to you? Are bystanders at risk? Is the patient in danger? Dead Rescuers Don’t Help Anyone!
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Size-Up Outside Help Is additional assistance needed? If you need something, call for it! Stay ahead. If you routinely work with other agencies, have plan of operations worked out in advance.
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Size-Up Significant Information What kinds of vehicles? How many? What kind of collision? How many patients? Any potential for hazardous materials? Anyone ejected?
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Hazard Control Traffic Park on same side of highway as collision Park up highway, beyond scene if possible Have someone spotting traffic at all times Wear reflective clothing at night Provide clear visual signals to drivers well in advance of reaching scene
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Hazard Control Power Lines Consciously look for lines on ground
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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