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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.



[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] Hello, rescuers my name is Dave Dalrymple welcome to Training Minutes in this scenario we have a vehicle on it's 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 rescuer's, if you remember from our last season of Rescue Minute's, we went through an entire stabilization of a vehicle on its side. So we've already stabilized the dirty side of this vehicle. Our EMS provider is down on one knee, maintaining patient contact. Remember, we don't wanna be down on both knees at any time, so in case something moves, cuz the vehicle still is not technically stable. We wanna make sure they can push off and get out of the way. Now our crew's gonna come in and finish the stabilization at this point. [SOUND] [NOISE] [NOISE]. [SOUND] The vehicle is stable. They're going to go around and double check all the cribbing. You're gonna check, double check the dirty side of the vehicle. To make sure the vehicle is stable. Our EMS provider is go-, making access into the vehicle. One of our rescuer's outside is maintaining contact with patient til they get inside. Now that, our EMS provider's gonna do some interior trim folding. 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 going to start patient care. >> Alright. I'm going to keep that still until l get you out. >> [INAUDIBLE] is provided in there taking care of our patient. We're going to remove the windshield now. [NOISE] 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. [NOISE]. [NOISE] >> Okay, our rescue crew's gonna come in, and they're gonna start a roof evolution. We're gonna sever some root posts. And we're also gonna make a saw-zaw cut through the roof itself. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] Now one of the things that we're gonna have to do while we're making our sawzall cut, is we need to have somebody watch as the sawzall blade runs down. Because our EMS provider is busy taking care of our patient. [SOUND] [NOISE]. [NOISE] Now, you watch the constant communication 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 posts. [BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND]. [BLANK_AUDIO] [NOISE]. >> Now all of our trim was pulled, so there is no hazard from any kind of side impact air bags. 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, and that's the reason why we sever it. Now, you notice we've put hard protection between all of our tool work. As we work. Now that the rescue team has 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 gonna, going to have to come out the pathway. We're also gonna remove the roof edge. But if our patient was in serious condition and we could move the patient out now. [BLANK_AUDIO] Okay, now that they've covered the sharp edges, we're gonna come in and cut. The B-post 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 is 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 taking care of any sharp edges, we've provided patient protection. And we've provided a pathway to remove the patient inline head belly toes. Now I'd like to thank you for watching training minutes. I'd like to thank Colmacho for sponsoring fire engineering's training minutes. Be safe out there

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