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Extrication and EMS: Coordinating Team Delivery of Critical Care

EMS aspects of extrication

Good vehicle extrication demands a unique collaboration between rescue and emergency medical personnel. Incorporating key victim assessment information in the extrication size-up will improve your strategic and tactical plans. To save a patient (not just chop up a vehicle) rescue and EMS must understand each other’s’ jobs and work together effectively. This program uses a real-world approach to incorporate EMS care considerations in the extrication strategy and shows how most critical trauma encountered in vehicle collisions can be managed quickly and effectively by first responders. This program will help you make better strategic extrication decisions and more safely deliver immediate life-saving treatment, reducing time from patient contact to patient removal to patient surgery.

*This session can be delivered as a 60-90 minute lecture or a 2, 4 or 8 hour program. The 2, 4 and 8 hour programs contain additional information on trauma care for special patient populations including geriatrics, pediatrics, and pregnant patients and includes demonstration / hands-on of both basic and advanced trauma skills.

Teaching Formats:


-Question and Answer

-Hands On Practical (for 4 or 8 hour session)

Learning Objectives: Students will learn:

  • How patient presentation affects the tools and techniques to be considered for rescue.
  • Communication techniques to facilitate patient assessment, care and coordination with rescuers.
  • Rapidly detect, identify, and manage the top five causes of traumatic injury and death as either an ALS or BLS EMS provider.

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