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Extrication is MOST accurately defined as
removal from a dangerous situation or position
Your primary concern when arriving at the scene of a motor vehicle crash is:
surveying the area for hazards.
A hiker was injured when he fell approximately 20′ from a cliff. When you arrive at the scene, a member of the technical rescue group escorts you to the patient, who is positioned on a steep incline. The MOST appropriate method of immobilizing and moving the patient to the ambulance is to:
immobilize his spine with a long backboard and place him in a basket stretcher.
A 33-year-old restrained driver of a motor vehicle crash is awake and alert, complaining only of neck pain. The vehicle is stable and no hazards are present. When removing this patient from his vehicle, you should:
immobilize him with a vest-style device
A unique consideration when dealing with a hybrid vehicle is that:
the battery has higher amperes than a traditional vehicle battery.
Disentanglement involves:
removing a patient from a dangerous position.
Once entrance and access to the patient have been provided, you should
perform a primary assessment.
A 50-year-old female is entrapped in her passenger car after it struck a tree. As the rescue team is preparing to extricate her, you quickly assess her and determine that she is breathing shallowly and that her radial pulse is absent. You should:
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A 19-year-old female has just been extricated from her severely damaged car. She is on a long backboard and has been moved to a place of safety. As your partner maintains manual stabilization of her head, you perform a rapid assessment. The patient is unconscious, has slow and shallow respirations, and has bilaterally closed femur deformities. You should:
direct your partner to begin ventilatory assistance.
The EMT's role at the scene of a search and rescue attempt is to:
stand by at the command post until the person is located