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Footwell Entrapment

Tue, 7 Dec 2010|

In this vehicle extrication training video, Dave Dalrymple and his crew tackle the problem of patients getting their feet entrapped in the footwell of vehicles.

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Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)

Okay rescuers welcome to training and it. My name is -- downpour. We're gonna talk about. Unique situation that we're seeing more and more of -- new vehicle construction vehicle types that are out there. What well entrapment. Where it. Occupants of the vehicle get their feet trapped. In the vehicle. Close the petals and close to the foot well area where the firewall meet before. So let's watch the crew take a foot well apart and make space appropriately. Wind power hard -- rescue tools. But aircrew was gonna the -- -- they've -- the side of the vehicle however our patients still trapped. Again remember new vehicle technology. A lot of our entrapment are going to be the lower extremity. So we're gonna need a wide in the wheel well or lift the dash or combination of both at the same time. So here we're gonna go through a combination back -- -- well opening. -- -- -- rescuers is done is expose simple defender away. It's supposed to crumple zone. We're gonna make -- we're gonna make a deep cut into that area that we can team. That area. -- -- We have hard protection in place between art work. And our patient. Because that would be. They -- around. And a close proximity of art school. We're gonna make -- -- cut into the top of the -- As you can see between that -- action. Between the relief that. And -- when this rhetoric we've opened up the -- well far out now where we can bring him along board. And extricate. And different angle the patient from the vehicle. Okay rescuers. Our -- just gone through -- full well evolution. Now the reason why we did this evolution today was to reinforce the fact that you're gonna see more -- well. And lower -- entrapment. Than ever before due to the fact of new vehicle obstructions in the way the vehicles are manufacturers. That. Now and he -- working in close proximity to the patient. You need he is appropriate caution -- -- -- protection that we've used. And that's the crew has utilized as they've worked through -- step by. I'd like thank you for watching training and I'd like to think or -- for sponsoring. -- engineering training and be safe out there.

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