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Vehicle on Its Side

Mon, 13 Sep 2010|

Dave Dalrymple describes how to stabilize and rescue a patient from a vehicle that has fallen on its side. Sponsored by Holmatro.



[MUSIC] Hello rescues my name is Dave Dalrymple welcome to training minutes. In this scenario we have a vehicle on its side. Our crew is gonna come in, we're gonna do a hazard survey, we're gonna look for hazards, we're gonna locate our patient, we're gonna stabilize the vehicle. And we're gonna go to work and provide a pathway to remove that patient. So let's watch our rescue team go to work. Okay rescuers if you remember from our last season of training minutes we went through an entire stabilization of a vehicle on its side. So we've already stabilized the dirty side of the vehicle. Our EMS provider is Gamma one mean maintaining patient contact. Remember we don't wanna be down on both knees at any time so in case something moves cuz the vehicle's still not technically stable. We wanna make sure they can push off and get outta the way. Now our crew's gonna come in and finish the stabilization at this point. [NOISE] [NOISE] [SOUND] [NOISE] The vehicle is stable they're gonna go around and double check all the [UNKNOWN]. They're gonna check, double check the dirty side of the vehicle to make sure the vehicle is stable. Our EMS providers going, making access into the vehicle. One of our rescuers outside is maintaining contact with the patient until they get inside. Our EMS providers is gonna do some interior trim pulling to double check for safety systems and such. Once he's done that to make sure that he's safe to work inside the vehicle, he's gonna start patient care. >> Alright we're gonna keep your head still until we get you out. >> Alright. >> Alright. >> Okay our EMS providers in there are taking care of our patient. We're gonna remove the windshield now. [SOUND] You'll notice that the rescuer's pulled his hood up over his face to protect him from glass dust and the EMS provider's protected. The patient's airway with an O2 mask. [SOUND] [NOISE] Okay our rescue crew is gonna come in and they're gonna start a roof evolution. We're gonna sever some roof posts and we're also gonna make a saw saw cut through the roof itself. [NOISE] [NOISE] Now one of the things that we're gonna have to do while we're making our saw saw cut is we need to have somebody watch as the saw saw blade runs down because our EMS provider is busy taking care of our patient. [NOISE] [NOISE] [SOUND] Now you've watched the constant the communications between the rescuer. And the safety officer in the back watching the tool as it went down. Now we're gonna sever the rest of the upper roof post. [SOUND]. [NOISE] [NOISE] Now all of our trim with pulled so there is no hazard from any kind of side impact air bag. Now rescuers the reason why we cut the lower A post is because anytime that we do any type of roof flap when it flaps down it normally is going to twist on that A post. Hence the reason why we sever it. Now you notice we've put hard protection between any, all of our tool work. As we work, now that the rescue team's lowered the, the roof we're gonna come in and we're gonna put edge protection around all the sharp edges because our patient is have, going to have to come out the pathway. We're also gonna remove the roof edge. But if our patient was in serious condition, we could move the patient out now. Okay now that they've covered the sharp edge, we're gonna come in and cut. The B posts on it and move the roof completely out of the way so we're ready then to move the patient out onto a long board. Okay our crew's gonna come in, we're gonna get a long board in place to transfer the patient over to EMS care at this time. Okay rescuers. Our crew has just gone through the vehicle on it's side evolution. Now we've stabilized the vehicle. We checked the vehicle for hazards. We've provided patient care. We've taken care of any sharp edges. We've provided patient protection. And we've provided a pathway to remove the patient in line head, belly, toes. Now, I'd like to thank you for watching Training Minutes. I'd like to thank [UNKNOWN] for sponsoring Fire Engineering Training Minutes. Be safe out there.

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