Paramedic - Professional EMS Speaker Professional Speaker New Orleans, Louisiana
Description: Seatbelts are used as safety devices in cars, trucks, planes and even amusement rides to provide protection to humans in the event of a collision or equipment failure. While seatbelts have been proven to save lives, there have been incidents where people have suffered severe injury from wearing a seatbelt. Seatbelts can cause pressure on the abdomen and result in serious injury to internal organs. Responders will have to depend on there assessment skills to recognize the injury in many cases and it will require excellent patient care if these patients are going to make it to surgery within the Golden Hour. During this session first responders, EMT’s, Paramedics, Nurses and Physicians be amazed by this unique slide show that shows injuries caused by seatbelts. We will discuss how to perform a complete assessment of suspected neck, back and abdominal injuries caused by seatbelts. We will discuss both BLS & ALS treatment and care.
better understand how seatbelts can save your life but at the same time may injure the patient.
better understand how seat belts often cause severe chest injuries and cause internal bleeding.
be able to better assess the injured patient after paying more attention to the mechanism of injury and how the vehicle came to a stop.
better understand how fast and injury in a crash can happen and the important of wearing a seatbelt, especially while responding in the ambulance.