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Vehicle Extrication: Prepping the Vehicle – Rescuers' Building Blocks

08/08/2013
By David Dalrymple I have discussed a lot of regarding tasks and tasking before I even mentioned putting tools to the vehicle to create a pathway to disentangle and remove a patient. In this column, I will cover some items directly related to tool evolutions, whether they be displacing or removing vehicle components. As vehicle structures and their inherent materials become more sophisticated, complex, and diverse, we need to look closer at what we are working with today as well as the hazards with which we are dealing. Some of these tasks are taught widely and generally carried out. However, these tasks are not always used, and I will not discuss other tasks here as much as others. Yet, ...

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