Paramedic - Professional Speaker - Deputy Chief of Operations (Retired) New Orleans EMS Westwego, Louisiana
During this session, prehospital care practitioners will learn how to safely respond to a small airplane crash and recognize potential hazards. At the completion of this session, attendees will have a better understanding of the types of injuries associated with small plane crashes and will have a better understanding of how to manage the scene and utilize resources and personnel, all while preserving the scene of the crash. Viewing a unique PowerPoint presentation, attendees will learn how to respond safely, work within the Incident Command System, safely perform rescues, and triage and treat patients. Triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition. Attendees will learn how to triage using triage tags, ribbons and tarps, and the use of a casualty collection point.
Better understand the dangers and hazards of small airplane crashes and how to safely respond, manage the scene, utilize equipment and resources and preserve the crash scene.
Better understand the frequency of small airplane crashes and how passengers are injured and killed.
Better understand how to extricate and safely remove patients.
Recognize the importance of rescue, triage, treatment and transport using mass casualty equipment including triage tags, tarps and vests.
Understand the importance of maintaining the scene until the National Transportation Safety Board arrives.