Chapter 39: Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue Flashcards

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Explain the responsibilities of an EMT in patient
rescue and vehicle extrication. (p 1464)

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Discuss how to ensure safety at the scene of
a rescue incident, including scene size-up and
the selection of the proper personal protective
equipment and additional necessary gear.
(pp 1464–1469)

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3
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Describe examples of vehicle safety
components that may be hazardous to both
EMTs and patients following a collision and
how to mitigate their dangers. (pp 1464–1465)

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4
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Define the terms extrication and entrapment.
(p 1465)

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Describe the 10 phases of vehicle extrication
and the role of the EMT during each one.
(pp 1466–1475)

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Discuss the various factors related to ensuring
situational safety at the site of a vehicle
extrication, including controlling traffic flow,
performing a 360° assessment, stabilizing
the vehicle, dealing with unique hazards, and evaluating the need for additional resources.
(pp 1466–1470)

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7
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Describe the special precautions the EMT
should follow to protect the patient during a
vehicle extrication. (pp 1470–1472)

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8
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Explain the different factors that must be
considered before attempting to gain access
to the patient during an incident that requires
extrication. (pp 1470–1472)

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9
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Explain the difference between simple access
and complex access in vehicle extrication.
(p 1472)

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10
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Discuss patient care considerations related
to assisting with rapid extrication, providing
emergency care to a trapped patient,
and removing and transferring a patient.
(pp 1473–1475)

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Describe examples of situations that would
require special technical rescue teams and the
EMT’s role in these situations. (pp 1475–1479)

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12
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What are the 10 phases of extraction?

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13
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If you have to disconnect a car battery at the scene which terminal do you disconnect first?

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Negative

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