ERIC Number: ED098382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Crash Victim Extrication Training Course: Emergency Medical Technician; Course Guide.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
The goal of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Department of Transportation has been to upgrade and professionalize the ambulance field, enhance its life-sustaining quality, and encourage its establishment where it does not now exist. The course discusses purpose, mission, and duties of the emergency medical technician; leadership; and defines extrication with special attention to the classification of extrication equipment and the extrication system. The section on the accident scene covers events at the scene and phases of the extrication process, including such aspects as reporting and dispatching, emergency medical care, traffic control, disentanglement, and transportation to the ambulance. The major section, description and evaluation of extrication methods, provides a summary of functions for gaining access and disentanglement and emergency medical care procedures, including evaluation at the accident scene, bleeding control, significance of shock, and removal and transport of the victim to the ambulance. Support functions, a tubular summary of functional requirements, and references conclude the course guide. (NH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Emergency Squad Personnel, Medical Assistants, Medical Education, Medical Services, Resource Units
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock No. 5003-00164, $1.15)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Note: For the course coordinator's guide, see CE 002 470