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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 rescuers, 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 going to go to work and provide a pathway to remove that patient, so lets watch out rescue team go to work. OK, 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 this vehicle. Our EMS provider is down on one knee maintaining patient contact. Remember we don't want to be down on both knees at any time. So in case something moves, cuz the vehicle still is not technically stable. We want to make sure they can push off and get out of the way. Now our crew is gonna come in and finish the stabilization at this point. [NOISE] [NOISE] [NOISE] The vehicle is stable. They're gonna go around and double check all the curbing. There gonna check there gonna double check the dirty side of the vehicle to make sure the vehicle is stable. Our EMS provider is gonna be making access into the vehicle. One of our rescuers outside is maintaining contact with the patient till they get inside. [UNKNOWN] Our EMS provider is gonna do some interior trim pulling to double check for safety systems and such. Once he's done that to make sure he's safe to work inside the vehicle, he's gonna start patient care. >> Alright, we're gonna keep your head still until I get you out. >> Okay, all right, thanks. >> Alright? >> Okay our EMS provider's in there taking care of our patient. We're gonna remove the wind shield now. [SOUND] You'll notice that the rescuer's pulled his hood up over his face to protect him from glass dust and he has provided protected. the patients airway with an oxygen mask, [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 [UNKNOWN] cut through the roof itself. Now one of the things that we're gonna have to do while we're making our [UNKNOWN] cut is we need to have somebody watch as the [UNKNOWN] blade runs down, because our EMS provider is busy taking care of our patient. [SOUND] [UNKNOWN] [SOUND]. [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. [SOUND]. [BLANK_AUDIO] [NOISE] Now all of our trim was pulled so there is no hazard from any kind of side impact airbags. Now we're asking because the reason we cut the lower [UNKNOWN] is because anytime we do any type of roof flap when it flaps down, it normally is going to twist on that [UNKNOWN] that's the reason why sever it, now you noticed we put hard protection between all of our tool work. As we work. Now that the rescue team lowered the roof, we are going to come in and put edge protection around all of the sharp edges. Because our patient is going to have to come out the pathway. We Are also going to have to remove the roof edge. but if our patient was in serious condition, we could move the patient out now, now that they've covered the sharp edges, we're going to 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'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 inline, head, belly, toes. Now, I'd like to thank you for watching Training Minutes. I'd like to thank Holmatro for sponsoring Fire Engineering's Training Minutes. Be safe out there.

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