Card Set Information
OTEP medical extrication
7 Phases of Rescue Operation
1. Scene Size-Up
2. Hazard Control
3. Patient Access
4. Medical Treatment
6. Patient Packaging
# of Patients
Search, Rescue or Body Recovery?
Risks vs. Benefits
Request Additional Resources, if needed.
Wear Proper PPE
Envrionmental Hazards (Lightning, Avalanche...)
Psychos/Violoent People on Scene
Simple Measures Before Complex
Noise Level Minimum
Medical Treatment (Load 'n Go Situations)
O2 and IV Lines Secured
Immobilization to Long Board
Splint Fractures/Dress Wounds (if time allows)
Confined Space Hazards
O2 Deficient Environments can be Fatal
<19.5% O2 is Hazardous
>22% creates Rapidly Combustible
(Tanks, Storage Bins, Manholes, Wells, Mines, Silos, Underground Vaults)
Permit-Required Confined Space
Spaces with physical or atmospheric hazards that cannot be controlled by continuous forced air ventilation alone.
Non-Permit Required Confined Space
No physical or atmospheric hazards.
Rescue Requirements for Entry
Lock Out/Tag Out of Electrical Utilities
Dispersion of Stored Energy
Disconnect All Pipes That May Flow into Space
Don Appropriate PPE
Trenches and Caves
1 cubic foot of dirt weighs 100 lbs.
2 feet of soil on a person's back can weigh 700-1000 lbs.
Shoring required if over 5' deep.
Reasons for Trench Collapse
One or both lips of trench cave in
Wall of trench caves in
Removed dirt falls back in (spoil pile too close)
Previously disturbed soil