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Death by Rescue: Managing Crush Injuries

Wednesday, April 17
Classroom Session
Trauma (JEMS)

The most important component of technical rescue is the rescue. Rescue implies the removal of a live victim, which can only be accomplished with a built-in, comprehensive medical program. In many cases, lack of a medical component and prompt, advanced patient care will result in adverse effects or death. While all programs stress the highly technical component of scene stabilization and victim disentanglement, only some programs also stress the vital patient care and packaging needed to maximize patient outcome. This class will bridge the gap between rescue and medical in complex technical rescue situations to avoid the proverbial “death by rescue.”

*Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit

Douglas Hexel, Fire Lieutenant/Medical Specialist - City of Schenectady (NY) Fire Department/NY-TF2