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Flashcards in ECare - Chapter 38 (Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication) Deck (12):
1

light combo for night operations

red/amber warning lights on

headlights off

fog lights off

traffic directional boards operating

2

vehicle extrication process

1. prepare
2. sizing up situation
3. recognize and manage hazards
4. stabilize vehicle
5. access pt
6. primary pt assessment and rapid trauma assessment
7. disentangling the pt
8. immobilizing and extricating pt from vehicle
9. providing assessment, care, and transport to hospital
10. terminating rescue

3

Emergency responders uniform while working in highways

ANSI safety vests + hard hat

during extrication, add full turnouts

4

when to cut battery out of electrical system

gasoline is pooled under the car or undeployed air bags

5

stabilizing a car

three chocks (two on side, one in front/back), deflate tiers in tool work (door/roof removal)

6

when is stabilization unnecessary

car is on the roof with trunk and front touching ground

7

simple car access

see if door can be opened or if someone can roll down windows

8

complex car access

tools used to break window/gain access

9

laminated safety glass

two sheets of plate glass bonded to sheet of tough plastic

10

tempered glass

resilient and breaks into small rounded pieces

11

Disentanglement

1. try doors
2. try unlock/unlatch door
3. get through via windows
OR
dispose door and roof

4. displace front end

12

benefits of disposing door

1. interior of vehicle accessible
2. large exit
3. fresh air, cools pt
4. quick access to critical pt

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