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Flashcards in Chapter 37: Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue Deck (13):
1

The removal of a patient from a dangerous situation or position, such as removal from a wrecked vehicle, is known as:

extrication

2

The role of the EMT in the phases of an extrication operation is:

similar to the phases of the ambulance call.

3

What equipment for personal safety at an extrication scene is required for the EMT?

the equipment necessary will depend on the situation

4

The primary role of the EMT is to provide emergency care and prevent further injury to the patient. At the extrication scene, it may also include:

gaining access and disentanglement

5

What actions are necessary to protect the patient during auto extrication operations?

use heavy blankets and backboards as shields

6

Simple access may be described as:

entry to the patient without the use of tools or force

7

Using hand powered or hydraulic tools to pull or roll-up the dashboard away from a trapped occupant of a vehicle is called:

disentanglement

8

When responding to a victim in a trench, the EMT should:

wait for personnel trained in trench rescue to bring the patient to the ambulance.

9

Safety during rescue or extrication begins with:

the proper mind-set and protective equipment.

10

The termination phase of the rescue operation involves:

returning the emergency units and specialized equipment to service.

11

What is the first priority in rescue?

rescuer safety

12

Which of the following is not a reason for rescue failure according to the mnemonic 'FAILURE"?
- limited access to the patient
- inadequate rescue skills
- lack of teamwork or experience
- unmastered equipment

- limited access to the patient

13

What is entrapment?

To be caught within a closed area with no way out