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What should always be worn when pulling taser probes?
personal protective equipment
What else should you assess for a patient who has been tasered?
- - other higher priority injuries
- -They may also have been bean-bagged, maced, or otherwise
Taser should not be removed from patient if it is embedded in what body parts?
If they are in the face, neck, groin, or embedded in bone
If they are in the face, neck, groin, or embedded in bone how should the patient be cared for?
Stabilize the taser probe in place and the patient transported to the hospital for probe removal?
What should be done to taser probe that is stuck in patient prior to it being removed?
Cut the wires to the probe. Use a Leatherman TM or similar tool.
How do you stabilize the area around a taser probe while removing it?
Make an “L” with your non-dominant hand and stabilize the area around
How should you remove a taser probe with your leatherman tool?
One quick jerking motion
Where will the probe be placed once removed?
- Place the probe point down into the cartridge.
- The police officer will then secure the probe in the cartridge with tape.
- It will then be stored as evidence.
Because citizen altercations with police have high potential to generate complaints,
investigations, or lawsuits it is important for us to do what after a call with probe removal?
Fully document your actions using the Patient tab of the incident system.